Aims/Description: Students will study forces, motion and energy in 1 and 2 dimensions, in linear and circular motion. This will be applied in a programming context to develop logic and arithmetic operations, understanding of the stages of software development, memory allocation, data structures and testing. Students will then study electricity and magnetism, voltage, current and simple devices applied to the programming of a microcontroller, developing understanding of power supplies, digital and analogue I/O, and simple devices such as switches and LEDs. An understanding of physical limitations such as noise, processing speed and memory.

Staff Contact: KIRK PETA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Practical skills assessment

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Interdisciplinary Programmes in Engineering):

Teaching timetable


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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK