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By the end of this course, you should understand the fundamentals of forces and moments, and be able to solve equilibrium problems for rigid (non-deformable) bodies in both two and three dimensions.

What You Should Already Know[edit]

In order to completely comprehend the material in this course, you should have a firm understanding of all math leading up to Calculus I. Also, an understanding of basic physics, as well as technical sketching is useful.

Table of Contents[edit]

The Eads Bridge over the Mississippi River under construction in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1874 or earlier.



Equilibrium For Points and Rigid Bodies[edit]

Structural Analysis[edit]

Internal Forces[edit]

Moments of Inertia[edit]

Center of Gravity and Centroids[edit]

Quizzes and Tests[edit]


Acknowledgement and Further Reading[edit]

Acknowledgements and Further Reading

Printable Version[edit]

There is a printable version of this book.