Physics Factsheet
April 2003
Number 54
The Simple Pendulum
This Factsheet follows on from Factsheet 20 (Simple Harmonic Motion)
and Factsheet 53 (Mechanical Oscillations).
Radians
Radians are an another way of measuring angles.
180
radians = degrees
degr

Statistical Analysis of Experimental Data
ME1302: Analytical Skills and Methods
ME1302: Analytical Skills and Methods
Prof Harris Makatsoris & Dr Jie Chen
To develop knowledge, understanding and skills in
fundamental topics of mathematics so that students

School of Engineering and Design
SED06: Examinations Cover Sheet
SUBJECT AREA:
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Module Code:
ME1301
Module Title:
THERMOFLUIDS
Date-Month:
APRIL / MAY
Time allowed Hours:
Year: 2014
THREE
Answer FOUR questions: TWO from Section A, TW

MOMENTS OF INERTIA (Chapter 10)
APPLICATIONS
Many structural members like beams
and columns have cross sectional
shapes like I, H, C, etc.
Why do they usually not have solid
rectangular, square, or circular cross
sectional areas?
What primary property of

School of Engineering and Design
SED06: Examinations Cover Sheet
SUBJECT AREA:
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Module Code:
ME1301
Module Title:
THERMOFLUIDS
Date-Month:
MAY
Year: 2013
Time allowed THREE Hours:
Answer FOUR questions: TWO from Section A, TWO from S

School of Engineering and Design
SED06: Examinations Cover Sheet
SUBJECT AREA:
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Module Code:
ME1301
Module Title:
THERMOFLUIDS
Date-Month:
MAY
Year: 2012
Time allowed THREE Hours:
Answer FOUR questions: TWO from Section A, TWO from S

School of Engineering and Design
SED06: Examinations Cover Sheet
SUBJECT AREA:
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Module Code:
ME1301
Module Title:
THERMOFLUIDS
Date-Month:
APRIL / MAY
Time allowed Hours:
Year: 2013
THREE
Answer FOUR questions: TWO from Section A, TW

CENTER OF GRAVITY AND CENTROID (Chapter 9)
APPLICATIONS
To design the structure for
supporting a water tank, we will
need to know the weights of the
tank and water as well as the
locations where the resultant
forces representing these
distributed loads ar

FRICTION (Sections 8.1 - 8.2)
Todays Objective:
Students will be able to:
a) Understand the characteristics of
dry friction.
In-Class Activities:
b) Draw a FBD including friction.
Check homework, if any
c) Solve problems involving friction. Reading quiz

TRUSSES METHODS OF JOINTS
APPLICATIONS
Trusses are commonly used to support a
roof.
For a given truss geometry and load, how
can we determine the forces in the truss
members and select their sizes?
A more challenging question is that for a
given load, how

INTERNAL FORCES (Section 7.1)
APPLICATIONS
These beams are used to
support the roof of this gas
station.
Why are the beams tapered?
Is it because of the internal
forces? If so, what are these
forces and how do we
determine them?
APPLICATIONS (continued)
S

MOMENT OF A FORCE (Section 4.1)
Todays Objectives :
Students will be able to:
a) understand and define moment,
and,
b) determine moments of a force in
2-D and 3-D cases.
Moment of a
force
APPLICATIONS
What is the net effect of the
two forces on the wheel?

EQUILIBRIUM OF A PARTICLE IN 2-D
Todays Objectives:
Students will be able to :
a) Draw a free body diagram (FBD), and,
b) Apply equations of equilibrium to solve
a 2-D problem.
APPLICATIONS
For a spool of given
weight, what are the
forces in cables AB
and

2D VECTOR ADDITION
Todays Objective:
Students will be able to :
a) Resolve a 2-D vector into components
b) Add 2-D vectors using Cartesian vector
notations.
APPLICATION OF VECTOR ADDITION
There are four
concurrent cable forces
acting on the bracket.
How d

DOT PRODUCT (Section 2.9)
Todays Objective:
Students will be able to use the dot product to
a) determine an angle between two vectors,
and,
b) determine the projection of a vector along a
In-Class Activities:
specified line.
Check homework
Reading quiz

STATICS, UNITS, CALCULATIONS & PROBLEM SOLVING
Todays Objectives:
Students will be able to:
a) Identify what is mechanics / statics.
b) Work with two types of units.
c) Round the final answer appropriately.
d) Apply problem solving strategies.
WHAT IS MEC

POSITION & FORCE VECTORS (Sections 2.7 - 2.8)
Todays Objectives:
Students will be able to :
a) Represent a position vector in Cartesian
coordinate form, from given geometry.
b) Represent a force vector directed along
a line.
APPLICATIONS
How can we
repres

3 D VECTORS (Section 2.5)
Todays Objectives:
Students will be able to :
a) Represent a 3-D vector in a
Cartesian coordinate system.
b) Find the magnitude and
coordinate angles of a 3-D vector
c) Add vectors (forces) in 3-D
space
APPLICATIONS
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ME1332: Design Project 2 Autonomous Vehicle to Touch Wall and Return
1. AIM
A vehicle, which can be any movable device - wheeled, walking, sliding, jumping, rolling or other, must move from
a point on a flat surface to touch a wall placed at a random dist

Momentos de Inercia:
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Physics Factsheet
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April 2002
Number 34
The Gas Laws
Charles law
This Factsheet will explain:
how Boyles Law is arrived at experimentally;
how Charles Law is arrived at experimentally;
the Kelvin temperature scale;
how the Pre

Physics Factsheet
September 2001
Number 21
Nuclear Transformations & Binding Energy
This Factsheet will explain:
the concept of binding energy, and how it relates to nuclear
stability;
how to use mass-energy equivalence in nuclear processes;
the princi

Physics Factsheet
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Number 37
Specific Heat Capacity and Specific Latent Heat
material being heated, you will only get half the temperature rise if the same
amount of heat energy is supplied. A graph of temperature rise against
mass of materi

‘ Péysics Fadsbeet ﬁ
Half-life and decay constant
The half—life is the time taken for the radioactivity (A) of a substance
to fall by half. The original number 01" radioactive nuclei (N) and
mass of original substance (111) also fall by hall" in the sam

Physics Factsheet
September 2001
Number 22
Radioactivity II
Exponential decay curves have some important properties:
For small values of t the curve falls off quickly but this slows down
as t becomes big; the gradient never = 0 and the curve never cuts t

Physics Factsheet
September 2001
Number 20
Simple Harmonic Motion Basic Concepts
This Factsheet will:
! explain what is meant by simple harmonic motion
! explain how to use the equations for simple harmonic
motion
! describe the energy transfers in simple

January 2001
Number 11
Radioactivity an introduction
This Factsheet will explain the nature, properties and effects of
radioactive emissions, the concept of half-life and the hazards and
benefits of radioactivity.
Atoms a reminder
An atom contain

Physics
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Number 115
Practical Techniques for Damping Oscillations
Damping is primarily a method of absorbing energy from oscillations
for the purpose of controlling or eliminating these oscillations. The
kinetic ener

Physics Factsheet
April 2002
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Number 31
First Law of Thermodynamics
This Factsheet is about the first law of thermodynamics, which is concerned
with how energy is transferred from and to any material. In order to
understand the fi