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 KnowEdit

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 ContentsEdit

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



Equilibrium For Points and Rigid BodiesEdit

Structural AnalysisEdit

Internal ForcesEdit

Moments of InertiaEdit

Center of Gravity and CentroidsEdit

Quizzes and TestsEdit


Acknowledgement and Further ReadingEdit

Acknowledgements and Further Reading

Printable VersionEdit

There is a printable version of this book.