Course Description

Course Name

Dynamics

Session: VCPS3119

Hours & Credits

18 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Overview

Course outline:
The aim of this course is to introduce the elements of mechanics. Topics covered include: Kinematics in three dimensions. Newton's laws of motion, models of forces (friction, elastic springs, fluid resistance). Conservation of energy and momentum. Simple systems of particles, including brief introduction to rigid systems. Orbital Mechanics with applications to the planning of space missions to the outer planets.

*Course content subject to change