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
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.
7 videos, 14 readings.
Graded: Forces and Particle Equilibrium
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.
5 videos, 10 readings.
Graded: Define and Calculate Moments
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.
6 videos, 8 readings
Graded: Equilibrium and Equivalence of Force Systems
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.
6 videos, 9 readings
Graded: Free Body Diagrams and Equilibrium Analysis Techniques
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.
6 videos, 11 readings
Graded: Application of Static Equilibrium Equations
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