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Mechanics & Materials I

Course Summary

This course is based on 2.001 Mechanics & Materials I, Fall 2006 made available by Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.
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.

Reading Material

1. Mechanics of solids and structures
Mechanics of solids and structures, by David W. A. Rees, published by Imperial College Press, 2000, ISBN 1860942180, 9781860942181
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2. Textbook: Mechanics of Materials
Hibbeler, R. C. Mechanics of Materials. 6th ed. East Rutherford, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004. ISBN: 9780131913455.

3. An Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids
Crandall, S. H., N. C. Dahl, and T. J. Lardner. An Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids. 2nd ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 1979. ISBN: 9780070662308.

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