|APSC1013||Mechanics I||5 ch (3C 3L* 1T)|
The fundamental concepts of vector analysis as applied to particles and rigid bodies. Forces and moments are introduced with vector algebra, followed by the application of equilibrium conditions. Free body diagrams (F.B.D's) are used to analyse trusses, frames and machines, as well as internal member forces (shear force and bending moment diagrams for beams). The analysis of kinematics of particle motion along straight and curved paths. Additional topics include friction, centroids, centers of gravity, and moments of inertia (area and mass). The course topics focus on visualizing concepts in mechanics and developing problem solving techniques.