Mechanics is a branch of physical science and the practical application of mechanics. Applied mechanics examines the response of bodies (solids and fluids) or systems of bodies to external forces. The subject Engineering Mechanics provides wide exposure to the basic concepts of physics along with the static and dynamic implementations of these concepts into everyday life.

About the Course

Concepts will be applied in this course from previous courses you have taken in basic mathematics and physics.  The course is 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:

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1.     Co-planar Forces

2.    Centroid and Centre of Gravity

3.    Rectilinear Motion

4.    Dependent Motion

5.    Relative Motion

6.    D' Alembert's Principle

7.    Curvilinear Motion

8.    Projectile Motion

9.    Work-Energy Principle

10.    Impulse - Momentum Theorem and Impact

11.     Equilibrium

12.    Beams and Compound Beams

13.    Space Forces

14.    Analysis of Trusses

15.    Analysis of Cables

16.    Analysis of Frames

17.    Friction

Course Syllabus:

Statics includes:

Coplanar Forces:

Principle of statics, forces system, resolution and composition of forces. Resultant of concurrent forces. Moment of a force, Varignon's theorem, resultant of parallel force system. Couple, equivalent force system. Resultant of general force system. Distributed forces. Centroid of plane lamina and wire.


Free body diagram, equilibrium of concurrent, parallel and general forces in a plane. Equilibrium of three forces in a plane. Types of beams- simple and compound beams, type of supports and reaction. Resultant of concurrent and parallel forces in space. Equilibrium of concurrent and parallel forces in space.

Truss and Friction

Two force members- analysis of plane trusses by method of joint and method of section, cables subjected to point loads. Multi force member- plane frames.

Friction-law's of friction, application of friction on inclined plane. Wedges and ladders friction, application to flat belt.

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.

Dynamics includes:


Basic concepts, equation of motion for constant acceleration and motion under gravity. Variable acceleration and motion curves. Relative motion and dependent motion. Equation of motion in Cartesian co-ordinate. Path and polar coordinates. Motion of projectiles.


Newton's Second Law of motion and its application. Newton's Second Law of motion in Cartesian and path co-ordinates of curvilinear motion of particles.

Work Energy and Impulse

Work, power, energy, conservative and non-conservative forces. Conservation of energy and work energy principle for motion of particle. Impulse, momentum, direct central impact and coefficient of restitution. Conservation of momentum and impulse momentum principle of particles.

Recommended Background

You should have a background in basic mathematics, trigonometry, and physics covering classical mechanics.

Suggested Readings

Any X+II level textbook covering Physics-I and Trignometry

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!

Course Format

The class will consist of video lectures, which are between 8 and 12 minutes in length. These contain 3-4 integrated quiz questions per video. Also at the end of each video the student will get a chance to test his understanding of the concepts through different Quizzes.