Objective edit

By the end of this course, you should understand the fundamentals of forces and moments, and be able to solve equilibrium problems for rigid (non-deformable) bodies in both two and three dimensions.

What You Should Already Know edit

In order to completely comprehend the material in this course, you should have a firm understanding of all math leading up to Calculus I. Also, an understanding of basic physics, as well as technical sketching is useful.

Table of Contents edit

The Eads Bridge over the Mississippi River under construction in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1874 or earlier.

Introduction edit

Forces edit

Equilibrium For Points and Rigid Bodies edit

Structural Analysis edit

Internal Forces edit

Moments of Inertia edit

Center of Gravity and Centroids edit

Quizzes and Tests edit

References edit

Acknowledgement and Further Reading edit

Acknowledgements and Further Reading

Printable Version edit

There is a printable version of this book.