Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 68151001 Subject Classification Foundation Courses
Subject Name 一般力学II[1工一]
Subject Name
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General Mechanics II
タナカ ケンイチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Thur5-8:IAS K314
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture-oriented class, Projection (PowerPoint) will be used. 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Physics
Eligible Students  
Keywords physics, mechanics, momentum, angular momentum, moment of force, multiparticle system, center of mass, center of gravity, rigid body, moment of inertia 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Mechanics is one of the mainstays of physics and engineering as well as electromagnetics, and hence an important subject for students in the department of science and engineering as a foundation to be acquired.

Our goal in General Mechanics is to systematically provide the principles and laws of mechanics for engineering students. Students coming out of this class should have a deep conceptual understanding of classical Newtonian mechanics. This course, General Mechanics II, provides instruction in dynamics of multiparticle system and rigid body on the basis of the dynamics of one-particle provided in General Mechanics I. 
Class Schedule lesson1:Two-body problem; reduced mass and relative motion of two particles
lesson2:Motion of planets governed by Kepler’s law
lesson3: Collision phenomena and conservation law of linear momentum
lesson4:Continuum model and the integral representation of the center of mass.
Motion of center of mass of multiparticle system; relationship between force and temporal differentiation of total momentum.
Total angular momentum of mass system and its time derivative, moment of force, kinetic energy
lesson6: Motion of rigid body and degree of freedom
lesson7: :Rotation of rigid body with a fixed axis and the moment of inertia
lesson8:The examples of moment of inertia for some typical rigid bodies
lesson9:  Rigid body pendulum
lesson10: Planar motion and kinetic energy of rigid bodies
lesson11: Precession of spinning top
lesson12: Static equilibrium of rigid body
lesson13:Translational relative motion and fictitious forces
lesson14: Rotational relative motion and fictitious forces
lesson15: Coriolis force and centrifugal force

term-end exam 
Each teacher specifies the textbooks and other books for reference. 
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Handouts will be provided. Projections, PowerPoint or movie, will be also used. 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Read the textbook and/or handouts very carefully before the class and solve exercises in the textbook after the class. 
Requirements Students are expected to have taken the class of “General Physics I”.
The actual class schedule might vary flexibly depending on the students and the situation. So please ask the actual schedule to each teacher of the class. 
Grading Method About 70% by the term-end exam and about 30% by the attitude toward the class. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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