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Introduction to Engineering Mechanics: Free Online course

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Introduction to Engineering Mechanics

Introduction to Engineering Mechanics is a free online course by Georgia Institute of Technology. This course is an introduction to learning and applying the principles required to solve engineering mechanics problems.

About this course
In this course Concepts will be applied from previous courses you have taken in basic math and physics. The course addresses the modeling and analysis of static equilibrium problems with an emphasis on real world engineering applications and problem solving.

Course Syllabus
Week 1
Modules 1-6: What is a Force? 2-D and 3-D Vector Force Representation; Particle Equilibrium; Systems of Particles/Multi-body problems.
Week 2
Modules 7-12: Moment of a Force about a Point; Moment of a Force about a Line/Axis; Moment due to a couple.
Week 3
Modules 13-18: Equilibrium Equations; Equivalent Systems; Resultants; Centroids.
Week 4
Modules 19-24: Distributed Forces; Method of Composite Parts; Free Body Diagram.
Week 5
Modules 25-30: 2-D and 3-D Equilibrium Problems.

Students should have a background in basic calculus, and physics covering classical mechanics.

Course Format
There will be 6 modules per week (approximately 10 minutes each) for a period of 5 weeks for a total of 30 modules in the course. There will be a graded homework assignment each week.

Course Sessions
September 8, 2014 - October 13, 2014

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