FAEN 103: Basic Mechanics I

General principles of mechanics, methods of problem solution, and numerical accuracy. Force 
vectors and mathematical operations. Static Particles: Coplanar force on a particle, resultant of 121
forces, resolution of forces, conditions for the equilibrium of a particle, Newton’s first law,
freebody diagram, forces in space. Force System Resultants.
Statics of a rigid body and conditions for equilibrium. Centroids and centers of gravity