Laboratory Practice in Mechanics
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Mehaanika praktikum
Course title in English
Laboratory Practice in Mechanics
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Katrin Laas (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
To support the skill of applying and checking the principles of mechanics via practical activities;
To support the development of the skills of conducting mechanical experiments, documenting and analysing the experiment results.
To enable the application of computing technology while conducting measurements and analysing measurement data.
Brief description of the course
Laboratory works on the following mechanical topics: the addition of forces, determining the speed of free falling (both for a falling object and with the help of a pendulum), exploring oscillation (incl harmonic oscillation), experimental confirmation of the conservation law of mechanical energy, exploring rotational motion both with different pendulums and a gyroscope, experimental confirmation of Newton's laws and the conservation law of impulse both in the case of a fully elastic impact and a partially elastic impact, determining the friction factor. Elements of statics.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- can apply the theory of mechanics while describing and analysing the experiment results;
- can apply computing technology while conducting measurements and analysing measurement data;
- can conduct experiments in mechanics, apply the theory in the analysis of experiment data;
- can assess the validity of the obtained results and compare them with conclusions deducted from theory;
- can carry out statistical analysis of data, depict the data on a graph and apply the graphs while comparing the experiment data and conclusions deducted from theory.
Dotsent Katrin Laas