Dr. M. Liu, P.Eng., Department of Mechanical Engineering
to be announced during the first week of class
by A. Bedford and W. Fowler,
Prentice Hall, 2008.
: Newton’s laws, Units and conversion, Significant digits.
Vectors, Rectangular components, Dot products, Cross products.
Forces, FBDs, Equilibrium, Force systems in 2D and 3D.
Chap.4 Systems of Forces and Moments:
Moment scalar, Moment vector, Couple,
Equivalent force system.
Chap.5 Objects in Equilibrium:
2D applications, 3D applications, 2-force and 3-force
members, statically indeterminate objects.
Chap.6 Structures in Equilibrium:
Trusses, The method of joints, The methods of
sections, Space trusses, Frames.
Applications of dry friction.