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Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Information
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First Year Examinations: Compulsory Courses
401-0261-G0LAnalysis I Information O8 credits5V + 3UA. Steiger
AbstractDifferential and integral calculus for functions of one and several variables; vector analysis; ordinary differential equations of first and of higher order, systems of ordinary differential equations; power series. The mathematical methods are applied in a large number of examples from mechanics, physics and other areas which are basic to engineering.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the mathematical foundations of engineering sciences, as far as concerning differential and integral calculus.
LiteratureU. Stammbach: Analysis I/II
Prerequisites / NoticeDie Übungsaufgaben (inkl. Multiple Choice) sind ein wichtiger Bestandteil der Lehrveranstaltung. Es wird erwartet, dass Sie mindestens 75% der wöchentlichen Serien bearbeiten und zur Korrektur einreichen.
401-0171-00LLinear Algebra IO3 credits2V + 1UN. Hungerbühler
AbstractLinear algebra is an indispensable tool of engineering mathematics. The course offers an introduction into the theory with many applications. The new notions are practised in the accompanying exercise classes. The course will be continued as Linear algebra II.
ObjectiveUpon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize linear structures, and to solve corresponding problems in theory and in practice.
ContentSystems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, solution space, matrices, LR decomposition, Determinants, structure of linear spaces, normed vector spaces, inner products, method of least squares, QR decomposition, introduction to MATLAB, applications
Literature* K. Nipp / D. Stoffer, Lineare Algebra, vdf Hochschulverlag, 5. Auflage 2002
* K. Meyberg / P. Vachenauer, Höhere Mathematik 1, Springer 2003
Prerequisites / NoticeActive participation in the exercises is part of this course. It is expected, that students submit 3/4 of all exercises for control.
151-0501-00LMechanics 1: Kinematics and StaticsO5 credits3V + 2UE. Mazza
AbstractBasics: Position of a material point, velocity, kinematics of rigid bodies, forces, reaction principle, mechanical power
Statics: Groups of forces, moments, equilibrium of rigid bodies, reactions at supports, parallel forces, center of gravity, statics of systems, principle of virtual power, trusses, frames, forces in beams and cables, friction
ObjectiveThe understanding of the fundamentals of statics for engineers and their application in simple settings.
ContentGrundlagen: Lage eines materiellen Punktes; Geschwindigkeit; Kinematik starrer Körper, Translation, Rotation, Kreiselung, ebene Bewegung; Kräfte, Reaktionsprinzip, innere und äussere Kräfte, verteilte Flächen- und Raumkräfte; Leistung

Statik: Aequivalenz und Reduktion von Kräftegruppen; Ruhe und Gleichgewicht, Hauptsatz der Statik; Lagerbindungen und Lagerkräfte, Lager bei Balkenträgern und Wellen, Vorgehen zur Ermittlung der Lagerkräfte; Parallele Kräfte und Schwerpunkt; Statik der Systeme, Behandlung mit Hauptsatz, mit Prinzip der virtuellen Leistungen, statisch unbestimmte Systeme; Statisch bestimmte Fachwerke, ideale Fachwerke, Pendelstützen, Knotengleichgewicht, räumliche Fachwerke; Reibung, Haftreibung, Gleitreibung, Gelenk und Lagerreibung, Rollreibung; Seilstatik; Beanspruchung in Stabträgern, Querkraft, Normalkraft, Biege- und Torsionsmoment
Lecture notesÜbungsblätter
LiteratureSayir, M.B., Dual J., Kaufmann S., Mazza E., Ingenieurmechanik 1: Grundlagen und Statik, Springer
Prerequisites / NoticeWritten session examination in "Mechanics 1" and "Mechanics 2" for D-MAVT Students, Students in Human Movement Sciences and Sport and all other Students, who take "Mechanics 1" and "Mechanics 2":

Part 1: 20 minutes: Neither notes nor calculators allowed
right afterwards:
Part 2: 50 minutes: 3 self-written A4 pages. No caluculator.

Prüfungsinformation für alle Studierende, die den Jahreskurs "Mechanics 1" and "Mechanics 2" belegen: Prüfung "Mechanics 1" in Deutsch: 1. Teil: 20 Min. Gleich anschliessend 2. Teil: 50 Min. Falls sich das Ergebnis der zwei Semester-Klausuren verbessernd auf die finale Note auswirkt, so zählen diese zu 30 % zum Schlussergebnis von "Mechanics 1". Die Jahreskursnote setzt sich zusammen aus 45 % "Mechanics 1" und 55 % "Mechanics 2".
151-0711-00LEngineering Materials and Production IO4 credits4GK. Wegener
AbstractThe lecture covers the structure and the properties of metallic materials. In the focus are the branches: microscopic structure; thermally activated processes; solidification; elastic, plastic deformation, creep. Generally the lecture also refers to manufacturing, to the processing, and application of the concerning materials.
ObjectiveUnderstanding the basics of metallic materials for engineers who are confronted with material decisions in design and production.
ContentThe lecture covers the structure and the properties of metallic materials. In the focus are the branches: microscopic structure as ideal and real structure, alloying, thermally activated processes e.g. diffusion, recovery, recrystallisation, solidification, elastic and plastic deformation and creep. Generally the lecture also refers to manufacturing, to the processing, and application of the concerning materials.
Lecture notesyes
151-0301-00LMachine ElementsO2 credits1V + 1UM. Meboldt, Q. Lohmeyer
AbstractIntroduction to machine elements and mechanical systems as basics of product development. Case studies of their application in products and systems.
ObjectiveThe students get an overview of the main mechanical components (machine elements) which are used in mechanical engineering. Selected examples will demonstrate how these can be assembled into functional parts and complete systems such as machinery, tools or actuators. At the same time, also the problem of production (production-oriented design) is discussed.
In concurrent lectures / exercises "technical drawing and CAD" the design implementation will be practiced.
Content- Innovation Process: A Quick Overview
- Stages of the planning and design process
- Requirements for a design and technical implementation
- Choice of materials - Basic principles of a material-specific design
- Manufacturing process - fundamentals of a production-oriented design
- Connections, fuses, seals
- Machine-standard elements
- Storage & guides
- Transmission and its components
- Drives

The idea of machine elements is complemented by case studies and illustrated.
Lecture notesThe lecture slides will be published beforehand on the website of the pd|z.
Prerequisites / NoticeFor Bachelor studies in Mechanical and Process Engineering, the lecture "Maschinenelemente" (HS) is examined together with "Innovationsprozess" (FS) in the exam "Basisprüfung Maschinenelemente and Innovationsprozess".
529-0010-00LChemistryO3 credits2V + 1UC. Mondelli, A. de Mello
AbstractThis is a general chemistry course aimed at first year undergraduate students in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT).
ObjectiveThe aims of the course are as follows:
1) To provide a thorough understanding of the basic principles of chemistry and its application.
2) To develop an understanding of the atomic and molecular nature of matter and of the chemical reactions that describe its transformations.
3) To emphasize areas considered most relevant in an engineering context.
ContentElectronic structure of atoms, chemical bonding, molecular geometry and bonding theories, gases, thermodynamics, chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, solutions and intermolecular forces, redox- and electrochemistry.
Lecture notesSlides are available prior to every lecture and can be downloaded from
LiteratureThe course is based on "Chemistry the Central Science" by Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, and Woodward. Pearson, 12th Edition (international edition).
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