The main topics covered in this module are Mechanics and Thermodynamics. Kinematics: Basic types of motion, one-dimensional motion, two- and three dimensional motion, linear momentum and its conservation, multi-object systems and the centre of mass. Forces: Types of forces, Newton's Laws of Mechanics and applications, friction. Energy: Work, heat, conservation of mechanical energy. Thermodynamics: First law of thermodynamics, empirical gas laws, mechanical model of the ideal gas, energy of the ideal gas, basic thermodynamic processes.
1 practical per week, 4 lectures per week, MAMELODI, Foundation Course
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