This course provides an introduction to the mechanics of solids with applications to science and engineering. We emphasize the three essential features of all mechanics analyses, namely: (a) the geometry of the motion and/or deformation of the structure, and conditions of geometric fit, (b) the forces on and within structures and assemblages; and (c) the physical aspects of the structural system (including material properties) which quantify relations between the forces and motions/deformation.
Part 1: Statics – Elements of Equilibrium
Part 2: Forces and Moments Transmitted by Slender Members
Livermore, Carol, Henrik Schmidt, James H. Williams Jr., and Simona Socrate. 2.001 Mechanics , Fall 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed 31 Jul, 2012). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA