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Discussion of Syllabus, Introduction Ch.1: General Principles; Fundamental Concepts, Units, Significant Figures, and Rounding off Numbers. Ch.2: Force Vectors; Scalars and Vectors, Coplanar Forces, Cartesian Vectors, Position Vectors, Force Vector Directed along a Line, and Dot Product. Ch.3: Equilibrium of a Particle; Condition for the Equilibrium of a Particle, Free Body Diagrams, Two Dimensional Force System, and Three Dimensional Force System. Ch.4: Force System Resultants; Moments-Scalar Formulation, Cross Product, Moments-Vector Formulation, Moment of a Force around a Specified Axis, Couples, Equivalent System, Resultants, and Reduction of a Simple Distributed Loading. Ch.5: Equilibrium of a Rigid Body; Rigid-Body Equilibrium, Free-Body Diagrams, Two Dimensional Equilibrium for a Rigid-Body, Two-Force and Three-Force Members, and Three Dimensional Equilibrium For a Rigid-Body. Ch.6: Structural Analysis; Planar Trusses, Method of Joints, Zero-Force Members, Method of Sections, Frames and Machines. Ch.7: Internal Forces; Internal Forces Developed in Structural Members, Shear and Moment Equations and Diagrams, Relations between Distributed Load, Shear and Moment. Ch. 8: Friction; Characteristics of Dry Friction; Problems Involving Dry Friction. Ch.9: Center of Gravity and Centroid; Center of Gravity and Center of Mass of Particles, Center of Gravity, Center of Mass, and Centroid for Bodies, and Composite Bodies. Ch.10: Moments of Inertia; Definition, Parallel-Axis Theorem and Radius of Gyration for an Area, Moments of Inertia for an Area by Integration, and Moment of Inertia for Composite Areas.

Academic Year

First Year


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