Course Description

Course Name


Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

18 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Course entry requirements: MAM1000W (corequisite), or already have an equivalent knowledge of Mathematics.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


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