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Fundamentals of Mechanics and Thermodynamics

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Learning outcomes of course unit

Students understand the basic laws of engineering mechanics and thermodynamics and are able to apply these in exercise examples. Students are able to analyze and solve simple technical problems with mathematical methods.

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course contents

The most important partial areas of engineering mechanics and an introduction to thermodynamics are conveyed, namely: statics of solid bodies (forces, balance, stability and friction), kinetics (translation and rotation, work and power), strength of materials (traction, pressure, thermal stress, surface pressure, shearing, torsion and bending) and thermodynamics for ideal and real gases (state equation, fundamental theorems).

recommended or required reading

Böge A.; Böge W.: Technische Mechanik, 32. Auflage, Springer Vieweg, 2017
Böge A.; Böge G.; Böge W.: Aufgabensammlung Technische Mechanik, 23. Auflage, Springer Vieweg, 2016
Cerbe G.; Wilhelms G.: Technische Thermodynamik, 17. Auflage, Carl Hanser, 2013

assessment methods and criteria

Written examination, study-accompanying paper

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number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrative course

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recommended optional program components

Not specified

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type of course unit

Compulsory lecture

mode of delivery

Integrative course

work placement(s)

Not applicable