Engineering Mechanics I
course introduces engineering students to the analysis of basic static and
dynamic objects and systems encountered in engineering practice. It introduces
force systems, simple structural elements and principles of work and energy.
This unit will develop the ability, in the engineering
student, to understand, formulate, and solve a given problem in a logical
manner and to apply it to solve a few basic problems in engineering mechanics.
By the end of this
course, the student should be able to:
Acquire knowledge of basic engineering
mechanics (statics and dynamics) concepts required for analyzing static
Understand the application of pertinent
mathematical, physical and engineering mechanical principles to the system to
solve and analyze the problem.
Understand centers of gravity
(mass)/centroids and moments of Inertia using integration methods.
Communicate the solution to all problems
in an organized and coherent manner and elucidate the meaning of the solution
in the context of the problem.
A student on
completing this course is expected to:
problems dealing with forces in a plane
or in space and equivalent force systems.
truss, beam, frame and cable problems and understand distributed force systems.
friction problems and determine moments of Inertia and centroid using integration
three-dimension force and moment problems.
an appropriate structural system to studying a given problem and isolate it
from its environment.
the problem using good free-body diagrams and accurate equilibrium equations
and model various types of loading and support conditions that act on