Engineering Mechanics is an essential analytical subject which focuses on forces and their effects on the bodies. It applies the laws of Newtonian physics to determine the parameters as required. This subject is essential in bridging the gap between physical theory and its application to technology.

About the course

The concepts applied in this course are from previous courses taken up in basic mathematics and physics.  The course is mainly divided into two parts, Statics and Dynamics.

Statics involves the visualizations and analysis of static equilibrium problems with an emphasis on real world engineering applications and problem solving.

Dynamics, on the other hand, deals with bodies in motion and the resulting effects of application of forces with an emphasis on real world engineering applications.

It also covers wide range of Problem Sets, Multiple Choice Questions, University Questions, etc which help students to gear up for the Exams.

Course Chapters

1.     Fundamentals of Statics

2.    Equilibrium

3.    Analysis of Truss

4.    Centroid and Moment of Inertia

5.    Kinetics of Linear and Circular motion

6.    Impact and Collision

Course Syllabus


Fundamentals of Statics


Basic Concepts and Fundamental Laws, Force, Moment and Couple, System of Forces,

Resultant, Resolution and Composition of Forces, Avignon's Theorem, Law of Moments.





Lamis' Theorem, Free Body Diagram, Equilibrium of Forces, Equilibrium conditions,

Surface friction for bodies on horizontal and inclined planes.



Types of Loads, Types of supports, Analysis of Simple beams, Virtual work method

for support reactions.


Analysis of Truss


Types of Trusses, Assumptions, Methods of Analysis:- Method of Joints, Method of Section,

Analysis of Simple truss with maximum seven members.


Centroid and Moment of Inertia


Centroid and Center of Gravity, Moment of Inertia of Standard shapes from first principle,

Parallel and perpendicular axis theorem, Moment of Inertia of plain and composite figures, Radius of



Kinetics of Linear and Circular motion


Introduction to Kinematics of Linear and Circular motion (no numerical on kinematics),

Kinetics of linear motion, Newton's Laws, D'Alembert's Principle, Work- Energy Principle, Impulse

Momentum Principal, Kinetics of Circular Motion


Impact and Collision


Impact, Types of Impact, Law of conservation of Momentum, Coefficient of Restitution,

Numerical on Direct central Impact.

Subject Prerequisites

You should have previous knowledge of basic mathematics, vectors, trigonometry, and Newtonian physics.

Suggested Readings

Any 10+2 level textbook covering Physics and Trigonometry should be referred. The course text is online at and provides additional exercises and problems. Every lecture contains links to the relevant sections in the text. Be sure to read them!