A TEXTBOOK OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Engineering mechanics is that branch of science which deals with the behaviour of a body when the body is at rest or in motion. The engineering mechanics may be divided into Statics and Dynamics. The branch of science, which deals with the study of a body when the body is at rest, is known as Statics while the branch of science which deals with the study of a body when the body is in motion, is known as Dynamics. Dynamics is further divided into kinematics and kinetics. The study of a body in motion, when the forces which cause the motion are not considered, is called kinematics and if the forces are also considered for the body in motion, that branch of science is called kinetics.


1. Basic Concepts of Engineering Mechanics
2. Force System and Classification
3. Moment of a Force and Varignon's Theorem
4. Equilibrium of Coplanar Force System and Free Body Diagram
5. Determination of Support Reactions
6. Friction
7. Plane Truss
8. Beams (Shear Force and Bending Moment)
9. Centroid and Moment of Inertia
10. Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
11. Kinetics of Rigid Bodies
12. Simple Stresses and Strains
13. Elastic Constants
14. Strain Energy and Impact Loading
15. Bending of Beams
16. Theory of Torsion