Course description

This course introduces students to the principles of mechanics as applied to engineering objects and systems. It covers only statics, a branch of mechanics that studies the effects of forces and moments acting on rigid bodies that are either at rest or moving with a constant velocity in a straight line. It introduces force systems, simple structural elements and principles of work and energy.

Objectives of the Course:

The objectives of this course are:

  • Develop a clear understanding of the basic principles that govern the statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies;
  • Develop an ability to use that understanding in generating solutions to engineering problems.
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MEC1102: Engineering Mechanics I DOC PDF PS