Engineering Mechanics III

The lecture is aimed at students of mechanical engineering, mechatronics, production engineering / logistics, energy technology and nanotechnology.

Event formLecture and exercise


The basics of kinematics and kinetics are taught. The task of kinematics is to describe the position of systems in space and the changes in position as a function of time. This includes the movement of a point in space and the flat movement of rigid bodies. The connection between movements and forces are the subject matter of kinetics.

The aim is to present the basic laws of mechanics in the form of impulse and angular momentum and to apply them exemplarily to mass points and rigid bodies. Their inertia properties are also discussed. In addition, impact processes of a rigid body.


  • Unidirectional motion 
  • Motion of a point in space
  • Plane motion of rigid bodies (instantaneous centre of rotation)
  • Basics of spatial motion of rigid bodies 
  • Kinetics of rigid bodies
  • Fundamental laws of mechanics (law of conservation of linear and angular momentum) and laws derived from it (power and energy theorem) 
  • Inertia of rigid bodies
  • Impacts
  • Principle of virtual displacements
  • Lagrange's equations

Previous knowledge

  • Engineering Mechanics I 
  • Engineering Mechanics II

Literature and work materials

Lecture and exercise materials as well as the exam collection of the last exams with sample solutions can be found under the respective course in Stud.IP.

  • Lecture notes
  • Lecture hall exercise
  • Lecture handout
  • Problem set
  • Collection of formulas of IDS/IKM

Further literature:

  • Hagedorn: Technische Mechanik, Band 3: Dynamik, Verlag Harri Deutsch.
  • Groß, Hauger, Schröder, Wall: Technische Mechanik 3: Kinetik, Springer Verlag.
  • Hardtke, Heimann, Sollmann: Technische Mechanik II, Fachbuchverlag Leipzig.

Next examination

See offical notice of the examination office.


Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wangenheim
Group Leader
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wangenheim
Group Leader
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen