## Availabilities:

Location Domestic International
Gold Coast Session 1 Session 1
Lismore Session 1 Session 1

## Unit Summary

### Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

12

7

Introductory

### Former School/College

Former School of Health and Human Sciences

## Unit aim

Introduces students to physical laws and the application of these laws to the mechanics of motion.

## Unit content

Topic 1: Linear Kinematics - displacement, velocity and acceleration - vectors, uniform accelerated motion, projectiles
Topic 2: Forces - inertia, friction, gravity, muscular, reaction - static equilibrium, free body diagrams - centre of mass, centre of pressure - moment of a force, levers and pulleys
Topic 3: Dynamics - energy, work, power, conservation of momentum, impulse - elastic and inelastic collisions, oscillations
Topic 4: Rotational kinematics and dynamics - analogy between linear and rotational kinematics - absolute and relative angles - torques, moment of inertia, angular acceleration, angular momentum
Topic 5: Fluid dynamics - density, buoyancy - drag, lift, Magnus effect

## Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

1. Recall and apply factors related to linear and rotational kinematics and kinetics
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• GA5:
2. Recall and explain the concept of forces as the source of changes in motion
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• GA4:
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3. Recall and describe the inter-relationships amongst work, energy and power
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• GA2:
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4. Recall, discuss and apply the principles of fluid dynamics
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5. Use biomechanical equations to explain biomechanical relationships
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## Prescribed texts

• Hall, S, 2014, Basic Biomechanics, 7th edn, McGraw Hill, New York. ISBN: 9780073522760.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.