CES Mechanics II

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Lecture „CES Mechanics II“ is a mandatory course in the second semester of Bachelor study program „Computational Engineering Science“


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Marek Behr



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Lecture (2 SWS): Monday 10:30am to 12:00pm in lecture room E1

Lecture (1 SWS) and tutorial (1 SWS): Tuesday 12:30pm to 2pm, in lecture room kl. Physik

Exercise (2 SWS): Thursday 12:30pm to 2pm, in lecture room E1

Office hour Prof. Behr: to be announced



Lecture: Prof. Marek Behr, Ph.D.

Exercises: Tobias Bongartz, M.Sc., Thomas Spenke, M.Sc.


The students learn about the most important concepts in kinematics: coordinate systems, speed and acceleration in fixed and moving coordinate systems and the instant center for velocity. Furthermore the most important concepts in kinetics will be introduced: moment of inertia, energy, and momentum of rigid bodies. The goal is to master common analytic methods like the work-energy and the impulse-momentum principles. At the end of the course, the students are able to mathematically describe the movement of particles, particle systems, and rigid bodies in technical systems and apply numerical methods if needed.

The module consists of a lecture with 3 SWS and an exercise with 2 SWS, and carries 6 ECTS points. An optional hands-on exercise with 1 SWS is also offered.


  • kinematics of particles
  • work and energy
  • impulse and momentum
  • kinetics of particle systems
  • kinematics of rigid bodies
  • kinetics of rigid bodies
  • aspects of numerical methods


  1. D. Gross, W. Hauger, J. Schröder, W. Wall, Technische Mechanik 3: Kinetik , 13th edition, Springer


Written exam together with CES Mechanics I.