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Hours to complete

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of material; 5 to 7 hours per week work for students...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Forces and Particle Equilibrium

In this section, students will learn the definition of a force and how to represent a force as a vector in two (2D) and three (3D) dimensions. Students will learn the concept of particle equilibrium and equilibrium of systems of particles. Concepts will be reinforced with example problems....
Reading
7 videos (Total 52 min), 14 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Module 2: Definition of a Force4m
Module 3: Force Representation in 2D and Resultants8m
Module 4: Force Representation in 3D8m
Module 5: Particle Equilibrium4m
Module 6: Systems of Particles Equilibrium11m
Module 7: Solve a Particle Equilibrium Problem6m
Reading14 readings
Syllabus10m
PDF version of Solve a Particle Equilibrium Problem Powerpoint10m
PDF version of Course Introduction Powerpoint10m
PDF version of Definition of a Force Powerpoint10m
Consent Form10m
PDF version of Force Representation in 2D and Resultants Powepoints10m
Module Materials: Force Representations in 2D and Resultants10m
PDF version of Force Representation in 3D Powerpoint10m
Module Materials: Force Representation in 3D10m
Practice Problems10m
Get More from Georgia Tech10m
PDF version of Particle Equilibrium Powerpoint10m
PDF version of Systems of Particles Equilibrium Powerpoint10m
Solution to Quiz10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Forces and Particle Equilibrium6m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Define and Calculate Moments

In this section, students will learn the definition of a moment. Students will calculate the moment of a force about a point, line or axis, and moment due to a couple. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 41 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Module 9: Solve a 2D Moment Problem9m
Module 10: Solve a 3D Moment Problem4m
Module 11: Moment About a Line/Axis9m
Module 12: Moment Due to a Couple9m
Reading10 readings
PDF version of Definition of a Moment Powerpoint10m
PDF version of Solve a 2D Moment Problem Powerpoint10m
PDF version of Solve a 3D Moment Problem Powerpoint10m
Module Materials: Solve a 3D Moment Problem10m
PDF version of Moment About a Line/Axis Powerpoint10m
PDF version of Moment Due to a Couple Powerpoint10m
Module Materials: Moment Due to a Couple10m
Practice Problems10m
Earn a Georgia Tech Badge/Certificate/CEUs10m
Solution to Quiz 210m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Define and Calculate Moments6m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Equilibrium and Equivalence of Force Systems

In this section, students will learn the equilibrium equations in two (2D) and three (3D) dimensions. Students will solve equivalent system problems. System force results will be defined and calculated....
Reading
6 videos (Total 46 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Module 14: Conditions for Equivalent Equations9m
Module 15: Solve an Equivalent Systems Problem10m
Module 16: Single Force Resultants-Coplanar System5m
Module 17: Single Force Resultants-Parallel Force Systems7m
Module 18: Distributed Force Systems9m
Reading8 readings
PDF version of 2D and 3D Equilibrium Equations Powerpoint10m
PDF version of Conditions for Equivalent Equations Powerpoint10m
PDF version of Solve an Equivalent Systems Problem Powerpoint10m
PDF version of Single Force Resultants-Coplanar System Powerpoint10m
PDF version of Single Force Resultants-Parallel Force Systems Powerpoint10m
PDF version of Distributed Force Systems Powerpoint10m
Practice Problems10m
Solution to Quiz 310m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Equilibrium and Equivalence of Force Systems6m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Free Body Diagrams and Equilibrium Analysis Techniques

In this section, students will learn to analyze general equilibrium problems. Free Body Diagrams (FBD) will be defined. Concepts will be reinforced with example problems....
Reading
6 videos (Total 47 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Module 20: Method of Composite Parts I10m
Module 21: Method of Composite Parts II8m
Module 22: Resultant Force on Surfaces5m
Module 23: Free Body Diagrams I8m
Module 24: Free Body Diagrams II8m
Reading9 readings
PDF version of Centroids Powerpoint10m
PDF version of Method of Composite Parts I Powerpoint10m
PDF version of Method of Composite Parts II Powerpoint10m
PDF version of Resultant Force on Surfaces Powerpoint10m
PDF version of Free Body Diagrams I Powerpoint10m
PDF version of Free Body Diagrams II Powerpoint10m
Module Materials: Free Body Diagrams II10m
Practice Problems10m
Solution to Quiz 410m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Free Body Diagrams and Equilibrium Analysis Techniques6m
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By ZANov 8th 2018

The interactive approach of Dr. Wanye Whiteman leads to clarify the concept of Engineering Mechanics. I am glad to enroll this course, I will enroll further courses in future.\n\nThank you so much

By ASMar 21st 2017

EXCELLENT TEACHING METHODOLOGY AND APPROACH TO CONCEPTS IS AWESOME. PROFESSOR WHITMAN EXPLAINS THE WHOLE TOPIC IN A PERFECT MANNER. I LEARNT A LOT FROM THIS COURSE.\n\nREGARDS\n\nARYENDER SINGH

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Dr. Wayne Whiteman, PE

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Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

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