t.BA.MTP.PHY3.19HS (Physics 3: Kinematics and Kinetics) 
Module: Physics 3: Kinematics and Kinetics
This information was generated on: 27 September 2021
Physics 3: Kinematics and Kinetics
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Version: 2.0 start 01 February 2020

Short description

The prime objective of this module is the transfer of engineering knowledge on engineering dynamics. Special emphasis is placed on the transfer of theoretical know-how to engineering applications.

Module coordinator

Eberlein Robert (ebei)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
Knowledge of fundamentals in kinematics and kinetics of point masses F K3
Knowledge of fundamentals in point mass and rigid body systems as well as central and eccentric impact problems F K3
Modeling and analyzing of point masses with non-inertial reference frames F, M K3/K4
Analytical solutions for point mass systems in engineering applications F, M K3/K4  
Analytical solutions for rigid body sysmtems in engineering applications F, M K3/K4
Analytical solutions for central and eccentric impact problems in engineering applications F, M K3/K4
Numerical simulation of plane rigid body systems M K2

Module contents

Motion of a point mass
  • Kinematics
    • Repetition of rectilinear motion*
    • Basic tasks in point mass kinematics
    • Three-dimensional motion
    • Fixed cartsian coordinates
    • Cylindric coordinates
    • Frenet-Serret frame
    • Exercises
  • Kinetics
    • 2. Newtonian principle in 3D coordinate systems
    • Repetition free motion*
    • Repetition constrained motion*
    • Resistance forces
    • Repetition work-energy theorem, conservation of energy*
    • Exercises
Dynamics of systems of point masses
  • Fundamentals
  • Principle of linear momentum
  • Principle of angular momentum
  • Repetition central impact of point masses*
  • Exercises
Dynamics of rigid bodies
  • Rotation about a fixed axis
  • Mass moment of inertia
  • Principle of angular momentum
  • Kinetics in plane motion (center of gravity versus fixed point in space)
  • Work-energy theorem, conservation of energy
  • Aspects of kinematics, instantaneous center of rotation
  • Exercises
  • Eccentic impact
    • Eccentric impact of pin-supported bodies
    • Eccentric impact of bodies with rough surfaces
    • Exercises
  Non-inertial reference frames for point masses
  • Kinematics of relative motion
  • Kinetics of relative motion (definition of pseudo forces)
  • Exercises
Kinetics of rigid bodies in three-dimensional motion
  • Principles of linear and angular momentum
  • Inertia tensor and Eularian equations
  • Support reaction in plane motion
  • Exercise (wheel balancing)
*Repetition according to physics 1 

Teaching materials

Complementary textbook: Gross, D., et al.: Engineering Mechanics 3, Springer, class notes by lecturer

Supplementary literature



Physics 1, analysis 1 & 2, algebra und statistics 1 & 2, statics

Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 2a
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Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester 2x
written 2x
30 min
graded 2x
End-of-semester exam exam written 90 min graded 60%


Deviations from the proof of performance during the lesson can be made if the lecturer announces this in writing in a module agreement during the first week of the study semester.

Legal basis

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Course: Physik 3: Kinematik und Kinetik - Vorlesung
Physik 3: Kinematik und Kinetik - Vorlesung


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