This is a fundamental first-year rigid body mechanics course that covers both statics and dynamics. Free body diagrams, rigid body equilibrium, truss and beam analysis, friction, virtual work, and stability are all covered in statics. General plane motion of rigid bodies, usage of translating and rotating frames of reference for analysis, plane kinetics, and 3D kinematic are all topics in dynamics.
Week 1: Force Systems and Introduction
Week 2: Rigid Body Equilibrium and Introduction to Trusses
Week 3: Trusses and Beams Analysis and Introduction
Week 4: Beams Analysis
Week 5: Energy interactions and virtual work
Week 6: A Look Back and Friction
Week 7: Belt friction, particle dynamics review, and circular motion