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Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
CEN3007 Dynamics Fall 2 0 2 4

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi MESUT NEGİN
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi MESUT NEGİN
Recommended Optional Program Components: none
Course Objectives: To develop an understanding of
1. The fundamentals and the general principles of dynamics.
2. The kinematic and kinetic analysis of particles and systems of particles.
3. The momentum methods for particles and systems of particles.
4. The energy methods for particles and systems of particles.
5. The kinematic and kinetic analysis of rigid bodies.
6. The momentum methods for rigid bodies.
7. The energy methods for rigid bodies.
8. The one degree of freedom vibrations.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
- Kinematics of a Particle
- Kinetics of a Particle: Force and Acceleration
- Kinetics of a Particle: Work and Energy
- Kinetics of a Particle: Impulse and Momentum
- Planar Kinematics of a Rigid Body

Course Content

The course covers the following topics: kinematics of particles, velocity and acceleration in rectangular coordinates, rectilinear motion, relative motion, kinetics of particles; newton’s law of motion, equation of motion, work, impulse, momentum, principle of work and energy, principle of impulse and momentum, angular momentum, angular impulse and momentum principle, kinetics of systems of particles, planar kinematics of rigid bodies, planar kinetics of rigid bodies, three dimensional kinematics of rigid bodies, three dimensional kinetics of rigid bodies, mechanical vibrations.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction, kinematics of a particle
2) Kinematics of a particle (continue)
3) Kinetics of a particle
4) Kinetics of a particle (continue)
5) Kinetics of a particle: Work and Energy Method
6) Work and Energy Method (continue)
7) Kinetics of a particle: Impulse and Momentum
8) Impulse and Momentum (continue)
9) Planar kinematics of a Rigid Body
10) Planar kinetics of a Rigid Body
11) Planar kinetics of a Rigid Body: Work and Energy Method
12) Planar kinetics of a Rigid Body: Impulse and Momentum
13) 3D kinematics and Kinetics of a Rigid Body
14) Vibrations


Course Notes / Textbooks: Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics, R. C. Hibbeler, 14th Edition, Pearson 2017.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Homework Assignments 2 % 10
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 4 56
Homework Assignments 2 3 6
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 108

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and civil engineering; the ability to use theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas in complex engineering problems. 5
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 3
3) Ability to design a complex system, process, structural and/or structural members to meet specific requirements under realistic constraints and conditions; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. 1
4) Ability to develop, select and use modern techniques and tools necessary for the analysis and solution of complex problems encountered in civil engineering applications; ability to use civil engineering technologies effectively. 1
5) Ability to design, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for the study of complex engineering problems or civil engineering research topics. 1
6) Ability to work effectively within and multi-disciplinary teams; individual study skills.
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing.
8) Awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning; ability to access information to follow developments in civil engineering technology. 2
9) To act in accordance with ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility; having awareness of the importance of employee workplace health and safety.
10) Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of civil engineering solutions. 1