Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student will be able to:
- Employ the most generally used coordinate systems in effec-tive derivation of equations of motion for a particle.
- Express the quantities required in describing the motion of a rigid body in most commonly used coordinate systems.
- Deduce the equations of motion for a rigid body starting from the definitions of its mass properties and quantities describing its motion in most commonly used coordinate systems.
- Apply Lagrange s formalism and the quantities related to it in derivation of equations of conservative and non-conservative systems.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 05.09.2022 - 19.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Arttu Polojärvi

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Rigid body motion in three dimensions and Lagrangian formalism.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Independent exercises and an exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 24h, excercises 18h, independent work 95h.


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Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course will take place on Sisu (