Courses & Units

Dynamics JEE136


The unit aims at developing the students' conceptual understanding and problem solving skills required to determine and identify various machine motions, and their force and torque effects, particularly in terms of kinematics and kinetics of rotating and translating rigid members, and the mechanical transmission of power. This unit lays a solid foundation for more advanced units undertaken in higher years such as Seakeeping and Manoeuvring, Mechanics of Marine Machinery Systems and Structural Analysis.

Topics covered in this unit include: kinematics of particles, rectilinear motion, curvilinear motion, Newton's second law, energy and momentum methods, friction, systems of particles, moment of inertia, harmonic motion and vibration. In addition the student will also develop his/her practical engineering and teamwork skills by taking part in a problem based learning activity conducted throughout the semester.


Unit name Dynamics
Unit code JEE136
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Australian Maritime College
National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

A/Prof Pengfei Liu

Teaching staff

A/Prof Pengfei Liu

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
2 030701

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Year 12 Physics and Year 12 Maths Methods (or equivalent).


Teaching Pattern

Newnham Campus:  3 hours Lectures weekly, 1 hour Tutorial weekly, Practical sessions as advised.

Cradle Coast Campus: Lectures will be delivered offline, with weekly on-campus tutorials.

Cradle Coast Campus Students:  We strongly recommend to all students (in particular Cradle Coast campus students) that to get the best outcome of the unit, you should physically attend the lectures in the Newnham (Launceston) campus.  However, all lectures are recorded and will be made available on MyLO (subject to availability).  For missed recordings due to external factors beyond the lecturer's control, all reasonable efforts will be made to rectify the situation arising from this.


Examination 50%, Assessments 50%

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