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AMME1550: Dynamics 1 (2013 - Semester 2)

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Unit: AMME1550: Dynamics 1 (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Junior
Faculty/School: School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Auld, Douglass
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit: http://web.aeromech.usyd.edu.au/AMME1550
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit aims to develop an understanding of the basic methods required to perform kinematics and dynamic analysis on particles. By the end of this unit of study students will be able to solve complicated kinematics and dynamics problems of particles in both 2 and 3 dimensions
Assumed Knowledge: This is a first course in engineering kinematics and dynamics. It is assumed that students have studied the equivalent of HSC three unit maths and two unit physics, and also know about vector algebra.
Lecturer/s: Dr Auld, Douglass
Timetable: AMME1550 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 2 13
2 One 2hr Tutorial 2.00 1 12
3 Independent Study 6.00 13
T&L Activities: Tutorial: Two hours per week in one session. A list of tutorial problems will be given for each week. Two bound/stapled note books must be brought to each tutorial session. One book is for tutorial problems. The second book is for quiz problems. Attendance at tutorials is compulsory.

Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.

Attribute Development Method Attribute Developed
Students will be required to use creative thinking in the modeling and solution of problems, where there is more than one way to correctly solve the problem. Students will develop the ability to function effectively in researching and solving problems Design (Level 1)
Students will be required to apply the principles of Science in modeling systems from many different fields of engineering. This will require research and understanding of different systems before developing a model so that the problems can be solved. Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)
Students will have to interpret correctly problems specified in many different ways from text book problems to general written descriptions of realistic problems. Correct interpretation will be essential to correctly solve the problems. Information Seeking (Level 1)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

Design (Level 1)
1. Be able to outline a logical approach for solving a complex engineering problem
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)
2. Draw a correct free body diagram for any engineering entity
3. Calculate the trajectory for a particle in 3 dimensional space
4. Determine the forces acting on an object undergoing acceleration
5. Use momentum principles to determine the forces and motion of objects undergoing collisions
6. Calculate the forces on an object with variable mass, or mass flows
7. Use energy methods to determine the kinematics of a particle under conservative forces
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Through Semester Quizzes No 20.00 Multiple Weeks (Thursday, 1 pm) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
2 Assignments No 30.00 Multiple Weeks (Friday, 5 pm) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
3 Final Exam No 50.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Assessment Description: 4 Assignments : Modelling and Problem Solving Excercises involving practical application of theory. These will be required to be submitted at the end of the tutorial.

Problems will be selected from random examples based on the current week`s lecture.

Assignment 1 : due end of week 4.

Assignment 2 : due end of week 7.

Assignment 3 : due end of week 10.

Assignment 4 : due end of week 13.

Four through semester quizzes, comprising problems similar to final exam. The best 3 results in these quizzes will contribute to the assessment component.

Quiz 1 : Thursday 12noon week 5.

Quiz 2 : Thursday 12noon week 8.

Quiz 3 : Thursday 12noon week 11.

Quiz 4 : Thursday 12noon week 13.

Final Exam: Exam comprising a range of kinematics and dynamics problems covering the full syllabus. Students must pass this final exam to gain a grade of greater than 45% in this unit of study.
Assessment Feedback: Marked assignments, sample problems and worked solutions fro quizzes will be provided at tutorial sessions along with any other required feedback.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Special Conditions to Pass UoS Final Exam : students must pass the final exam to achieve a mark of 45% or more in this unit of study.Otherwise the maximum mark achieved is 45%.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Online Course Content: http://web.aeromech.usyd.edu.au/AMME1550

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Introduction (Chapter 1)
Rectilinear Motion (Chapter 2/1, 2/2)
Week 2 Plane Curvilinear Motion (Chapter 2/3)
Rectangular Coordinates (Chapter 2/4)
Week 3 Polar Coordinates (Chapter 2/6)
Normal and Tangential Coordinates (Chapter 2/5)
Week 4 Relative Motion (Chapter 2/8)
Space Curvilinear Motion (Chapter 2/7)
Week 5 Force, Mass and Acceleration: Newton’s Second Law, Equations of Motion, Rectilinear Motion (Chapter 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/4)
Constrained Motion (Chapter 2/9)
Week 6 Work and Kinetic Energy (Chapter 3/6)
Curvilinear Motion (Chapter 3/5)
Week 7 Linear Impulse and Linear Momentum (Chapter 3/8, 3/9)
Potential Energy (Chapter 3/7)
Week 8 Impact (Chapter 3/11, 3/12)
Angular Impulse and Angular Momentum (Chapter 3/10)
Week 9 Central Force Motion (Chapter 3/13)
Relative Motion (Chapter 3/14)
Week 10 Relative Motion (Chapter 3/14)
Revision Chapter 3.
Week 11 Impulse-Momentum , Conservation of Energy and Momentum (Chapter 4/4, 4/5)
Generalized Newton’s Second Law, Work-Energy (Chapter 4/1, 4/2, 4/3)
Week 12 Steady Mass Flow (Chapter 4/6)
Variable Mass (Chapter 4/7)
Week 13 Examples
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Aeronautical 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical (Space) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Biomedical Engineering / Medical Science 2013
Biomedical - Mechanical Major 2013
Biomedical - Mechatronics Major 2013, 2015
Mechanical 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical (Biomedical) 2010, 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Arts 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Project Management 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Science 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Law 2010, 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical (Space) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic (Space) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Commerce 2011, 2012, 2013
Flexible First Year Program: STREAM A 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Arts 2013
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Science 2012, 2013

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 1) Yes 18.4%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 1) No 0%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1) Yes 81.62%
Information Seeking (Level 1) Yes 0%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.