Applied Mechanics
TeachersKUROSAWA, YoshioStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 2nd semest [Department of Mechanical and Precision System, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number1A207

Course Description

In this course, exercises and lectures are given on the theme of rotational movement of a rigid body. Specifically, the following themes are taught.
Angular velocity, angular acceleration, kinetic energy of rotation, moment of inertia, torque and angular momentum, etc.
Related subjects: Materials, Vibration, Robotics, etc.
During lecture, students will acquire knowledge, technology, and ability of diploma policy 2 and 3.

Course Objectives

This course aims to conduct exercises in the fundamentals of the Mechanics of a rigid body, and practical problem solving skills.

Grading Policy

・Term-end examination : 65%
・Short examination : 20%
・Print and the problem to have let out while lecturing : 15%
Students will not be evaluated when they are not attending lectures more than 2/3. Small test will be returned after grading and will be explained during lecture. Answers will be upload to LMS.

Textbook and Reference

TextbookPhysics for scientists and engineers Ia dynamics, waveR.A.SerwayGakujyutsutosyo


The materials for each lesson will be uploaded on the LMS in advance, and the answers to the problem exercises performed during the lesson will be uploaded on the LMS until the next lesson.
Please prepare and review the lecture for about 3 hours each time.


If you’re absent from lecture, please study and revise the topics taught on that day.


1Rotation for rigid body, angular velocity and the angular acceleration
2Rotational motion and translation
3Rotational energy and moment of inertia
4Calculation for moment of inertia
5Center of gravity, parallel axis theorem, theorem of orthogonal axes
6Relations of torque and angular acceleration
7Work and energy in the rotational motion
8Short examination, rolling motion of rigid body
9Commentary of the short examination and summary of the first half
10Angular momentum of particle
11Rotation for rigid body about a fixed axis
12Conservation of angular momentum
13Gyroscope, Precession of coma
14Summary of the second half
15Term-end examination and summary