Course title
M20330001
Physics: Mechanics
Course description
The course provides the student with the theory and application of engineering mechanics focusing on the static condition. The topics includes force vectors, equilibrium of particle/rigid body, force system resultants, structural analysis, internal forces, and center of gravity and centroid. The course further enchanced the student knowledge in applying the mathematical concept for engineering mechanics. The course also help the student to visualize physical configuration in term of real materials, actual constraints and the practical limitations in the behaviour of machines and structures.
Purpose of class
The purpose of this course is to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concept in statics especially the equilibrium of particle/rigid body, force system resultants and moment. The course also develop the student capacity to predict the effect of force while carrying out the creative design functions of engineering.
Goals and objectives

Goals and objectives Course Outcomes
1. Students should be able to draw the free body diagram (FBD) for solving the statics condition
A-1
2. Students should be able to apply the moment of a force in selected system
A-1
3. Students should be able to evaluate the equilibrium condition in selected system and application
A-1
Language
English
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Force Vectors
- Scalar and vectors
- Vector operations
- Addition of a system of coplanar forces
- Cartesian vectors
- Position vectors
- Dot product
Review the lecture 100分
Class preparation 100分
2. Force Vectors
- Scalar and vectors
- Vector operations
- Addition of a system of coplanar forces
- Cartesian vectors
- Position vectors
- Dot product
Review the lecture 100分
Class preparation 100分
3. Equilibrium of a Particles
- Condition for the equilibrium of a particle
- The Free-Body Diagram (FBD)
- Coplanar force system
- Three-dimensional force system
Review the lecture 100分
Class preparation 100分
4. Equilibrium of a Particles
- Condition for the equilibrium of a particle
- The Free-Body Diagram (FBD)
- Coplanar force system
- Three-dimensional force system
Review the lecture 100分
Class preparation 100分
5. Force System Resultants
- Moment of a force: scalar and vector formulation
- Cross product
- Principle of moments
- Moment of a force about specified axis
- Moment of a couple
- Simplication of a forces and couple system
Review the lecture 100分
Class preparation 100分
6. Force System Resultants
- Moment of a force: scalar and vector formulation
- Cross product
- Principle of moments
- Moment of a force about specified axis
- Moment of a couple
- Simplication of a forces and couple system
Review the lecture 100分
Class preparation 100分
7. Midterm exam and discussion of solutions Preparation for mid-term exam 150分
8. Equilibrium of a Rigid Body
- Conditions for rigid-body equilibrium
- Free-Body Diagrams (FBD)
- Equations of equilibrium
- Two and three force members
- Constraint and statical determinacy
Review the lecture 100分
Class preparation 100分
9. Equilibrium of a Rigid Body
- Conditions for rigid-body equilibrium
- Free-Body Diagrams (FBD)
- Equations of equilibrium
- Two and three force members
- Constraint and statical determinacy
Review the lecture 100分
Class preparation 100分
10. Structural Analysis
- Simple trusses
- The method of joints
- Zero force members
- The method of sections
- Space trusses
- Frames and machines
Review the lecture 100分
Class preparation 100分
11. Structural Analysis
- Simple trusses
- The method of joints
- Zero force members
- The method of sections
- Space trusses
- Frames and machines
Review the lecture 100分
Class preparation 100分
12. Center of Gravity and Centroid
- Center of gravity, center of mass, and the centroid of a body
- Composite bodies
Review the lecture 100分
Class preparation 100分
13. Center of Gravity and Centroid
- Center of gravity, center of mass, and the centroid of a body
- Composite bodies
Review the lecture 100分
Class preparation 100分
14. Final exam and discussion of solutions Preparation for final exam 150分
Total. - - 2700分
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Mid-term, Assignment etc. Final Exam Total.
1. 10% 20% 30%
2. 20% 20% 40%
3. 10% 20% 30%
Total. 40% 60% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Mid-term exam, quizzes, presentation on exercises etc. will contribute to 40% of the grade.
Final exam will contribute to 60% of the grade.
Passing rate is 60% of the full score
Textbooks and reference materials
R.C.Hibbeler (2017). Engineering Mechanics Statics (Global Edition). Pearson
Prerequisites
None
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