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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

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

Unit content

  • Relevant aspects of the academic skill of numeracy
  • Describing motion using linear and angular kinematics
  • Linear and angular kinetics
  • Balance, stability and equilibrium
  • Machines and free body diagrams
  • Energy, work and power
  • Linear and angular momentum, impulse, impacts and collisions
  • Fluid dynamics aero- and hydrodynamics

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 apply the academic skill of numeracy in relevant mathematical operations
2 explain and apply concepts related to kinematics, kinetics, balance and machines
3 integrate and apply concepts related to kinematics, kinetics, balance and machines to examples of human motion
4 explain and apply concepts related to work, energy, momentum, impulse and fluid dynamics
5 integrate and apply biomechanical concepts as a whole to examples of human motion

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

  1. apply the academic skill of numeracy in relevant mathematical operations
    • GA4:
  2. explain and apply concepts related to kinematics, kinetics, balance and machines
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. integrate and apply concepts related to kinematics, kinetics, balance and machines to examples of human motion
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. explain and apply concepts related to work, energy, momentum, impulse and fluid dynamics
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. integrate and apply biomechanical concepts as a whole to examples of human motion
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

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