Applied 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.     Resultant of coplanar forces

2.    Equilibrium of coplanar force system

3.    Centre of Gravity

4.    Analysis of Structure

5.    Friction

6.    Kinematics of rectilinear motion of particle

7.    Kinematics of curvilinear motion of particle

8.    Kinetics of rectilinear motion of particle

Course Syllabus:

Statics includes:

Resultant of coplanar forces :

Introduction, basic concepts, principle of mechanics, force systems, composition and resolution of forces, resultant of concurrent force system in plane, moment of forces, couples, Varignon's theorem, equivalent force couple systems, resultant of non-concurrent force system in plane.

Equilibrium of coplanar force system :

Introduction, body constraints, types of supports and loads, free body diagram, conditions of equilibrium, equilibrium of forces in a plane , Lami's theorem, reactions of determinate beams, (simple and compound beams).

Centre of Gravity:

Introduction, centre of gravity/centroid of composite plane figures and curves.

Analysis of Structure:

Plane trusses, method of joints and method of sections, cables subjected to point loads.


Introduction, laws of friction, simple contact friction, ladder friction, application of friction on horizontal and inclined planes.


Dynamics includes:

Kinematics of rectilinear motion of particle:

Introduction, basic concepts, types of rectilinear motions, motion under gravity.

Kinematics of curvilinear motion of particle:

Introduction, basic concepts, motion along curved path, normal and tangential components of motion, rectangular and path coordinate systems, projectile motion.

Kinetics of rectilinear motion of particle:

D'Alembert's Principle, Newton's second law of motion, introduction to work and energy, impulse momentum principle.

(No numerical on work and energy and impulse momentum principle).

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.