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Mechanics 1

  • Course Code :
    MEC 121
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Faculty of Engineering & Technology

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Area of Study :

The main aim of this first course in mechanics is to develop in the engineering student the ability to analyze any problem in a simple and logical manner and to apply to its solution a few, well understood, basic principals. On successful completion of this course the student will be able to: 1- Know and understand vector analysis in two and three dimensions. 2- Apply vector mechanics to solve and analyze static problems. 3- Identify the reaction supports and draw the free body diagram. 4- Solve practical engineering applications in static involving the equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies under general force systems.

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Applications on space vectors, Resultant of forces, Moment of a force, Equivalent couples, Equivalent systems, Equations of equilibrium of a rigid body, Types of supports, Equilibrium of plane systems (Trusses and frames), Equilibrium of space systems acting on rigid bodies, The mass center of a system of particles and laminas of different shapes, The mass moment of inertia of system of particles and laminas.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Identify vector and scalar quantities in statics.
2- Perform all vector analysis operations.
3- Solve practical engineering problems of particles in static equilibrium.
4- Solve practical engineering problems of rigid bodies in static equilibrium.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Deal with static problems.
2- Think logically and creatively.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- To gain skills in identifying and using all kinds of static principles and
2- To gain skills in applying all concepts of engineering mechanics.
3- To gain skills in constructing and using free-body diagrams to solve

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- - Gain the principle of quality of learning.
2- Develop skills related to creative thinking, problem solving, oral and

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to mechanics 4 2 2
Equilibrium of rigid bodies: equilibrium in three dimension 4 2 2
2nd Exam
Analysis of structures: analysis of trusses by method of joints 4 2 2
Analysis of structures: analysis of trusses by method of sections 4 2 2
Analysis of structures: frames, machines 4 2 2
Friction: dry friction 4 2 2
Final Exam
Statics of particles: forces in a plane. 4 2 2
Statics of particles: forces in a space. 4 2 2
Rigid bodies: external &internal forces, principle of transmissibility, vector product, moment of a force about a point, Varignon's theorem, rectangular components of the 4 2 2
Rigid bodies: scalar product of two vectors, mixed triple product of three vectors, moment of a force about a given axis. 4 2 2
1st Exam
Rigid bodies: moment of a couple, equivalent couples, addition of couples, resolution of a given force into a force and a couple. 4 2 2
Rigid bodies: reduction of a system of forces to one force and one couple, equivalent systems of forces, equivalent systems of vectors. 4 2 2
Equilibrium of rigid bodies: free-body diagram, equilibrium in two dimensions 4 2 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Lectures.
Tutorials.
Assignments and homework.
Discussions.

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Engineering Mechanics STATICS J L Meriam Wiley
Vector Mechanics for Engineers Statics Ferdinand P.Beer McGraw Hill

Course notes :

Course and instructor notes.

Recommended books :

Hibbeler, R.C., "ENGINEERING MECHANICS: PRINCIPLES OF STATICS AND DYNAMICS" Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006

Periodicals :

www.mhhe.com/beer johnston7 www.prenhall.com/onekey

Web Sites :

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