# Introduction to Engineering Mechanics – Georgia Tech

This course is an introduction to learning and applying the principles required to solve engineering mechanics problems. Concepts will be applied in this course from previous courses you have taken in basic math and physics. The course addresses the modeling and analysis of static equilibrium problems with an emphasis on real-world engineering applications and problem-solving.

Created by:  Georgia Institute of Technology

Taught by:  Dr. Wayne Whiteman, PE, Senior Academic Professional
Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Course Duration: 5 weeks of material; 5 to 7 hours per week work for students

How To Pass: Pass all graded assignments to complete the course

Syllabus:

WEEK 1
Forces and Particle Equilibrium
In this section, students will learn the definition of a force and how to represent a force as a vector in two (2D) and three (3D) dimensions. Students will learn the concept of particle equilibrium and equilibrium of systems of particles. Concepts will be reinforced with example problems.

WEEK 2
Define and Calculate Moments
In this section, students will learn the definition of a moment. Students will calculate the moment of a force about a point, line or axis, and moment due to a couple.

WEEK 3
Equilibrium and Equivalence of Force Systems
In this section, students will learn the equilibrium equations in two (2D) and three (3D) dimensions. Students will solve equivalent system problems. System force results will be defined and calculated.
Graded: Equilibrium and Equivalence of Force Systems

WEEK 4
Free Body Diagrams and Equilibrium Analysis Techniques
In this section, students will learn to analyze general equilibrium problems. Free Body Diagrams (FBD) will be defined. Concepts will be reinforced with example problems.
Graded: Free Body Diagrams and Equilibrium Analysis Techniques

WEEK 5
Application of Static Equilibrium Equations.
In this section, students will apply the equilibrium equations to solve two (2D) and three (3D) real-world engineering problems. There will be an extensive use of example problems to reinforce concepts from the course.
Graded: Application of Static Equilibrium Equations

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##### In Short

This course is an introduction to learning and applying the principles required to solve engineering mechanics problems. Concepts will be applied in this course from previous courses you have taken in basic math and physics. The course addresses the modeling and analysis of static equilibrium problems with an emphasis on real-world engineering applications and problem-solving.