Fiches de cours 2018-2019

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Physique générale : mécanique (anglais)

PHYS-101(en)

Enseignant(s) :

Bréchet Sylvain

Langue:

English

Summary

Students will learn the principles of mechanics to enable a better understanding of physical phenomena, such as the kinematics and dyamics of point masses and solid bodies. Students will acquire the capacity to quantitatively analyze these effects with the appropriate theoretical tools.

Content

The course may contain, but not exclusively, the following elements :

 


Mechanics

 

Introduction and kinematics
Reference frames, trajectories, velocity, acceleration, Cartesian, spherical and cylindrical coordinates.

 

Dynamics of the point mass and solid body
Momentum, Newton's laws, fundamental forces, empirical forces and constraints. Oscillatory motion, Angular momentum.

 

Work, power, energy
Kinetic energy, potential energy, conservation laws, gravitational motion. Collisions.

Keywords

General physics, point masses, coordinates, kinematics, energy, work

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Math level required for "maturité fédérale", see on the left the hyperlinks and the book, indicative of the level of math appropriate for a good start at EPFL.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures + exercises

Assessment methods

The course concludes with a written exam

Resources

Bibliography

Ressources en bibliothèque

Prerequisite for

General physics II

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13 CE6   
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17CE6    
17-18 CO010
CO011
CO015
CO016
CO017
CO122
CO123
  
18-19   
19-20   
20-21   
21-22   
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand