Mechanics
describes and predicts the conditions of rest or motion of bodies under the action of forces. Engineering
mechanics applies the principle of mechanics to design, taking into
account the effects of forces. This book covers the following topics:
Concurrent forces on a plane, Composition and Resolution of forces,
Method of moments, Friction, Ladder and rope friction, Principle of
virtual work, Rectilinear Translation, Principle of Dynamics,
D’Alembert’s Principle, Motion of a Projectile, Rotation of rigid body.

This
note provides an introduction to the mechanics of solids with
applications to science and engineering. Itemphasize 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 which quantify relations
between the forces and motions/deformation.

Author(s): Prof. Carol Livermore, Prof.
Henrik Schmidt, Prof. James H. Williams, Prof. Simona Socrate

This book is the result of the
experience of the writer in teaching the subject of Applied Mechanics at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is primarily a text-book ; and
hence the writer has endeavored to present the different subjects in such a
way as seemed to him best for the progress of the class, even though it be
at some sacrifice of a logical order of topics.

There is a strong
emphasis of classical mechanics with closeness to physics and
engineering. Among the topics explored: linear and nonlinear
oscillators; quasi-periodic and multiperiodic motions; systems with
constraints; Hamilton-Jacobi theory; integrable systems; stability
problems of dissipative and conservative systems. Numerous exercises
accompany the text, but the author assumes a knowledge of calculus.

This note covers the following topics: Numerical Methods, Conic
Sections, Plane and Spherical Trigonomtry, Coordinate Geometry in Three
Dimensions, Gravitational Field and Potential, Celestial Mechanics, Planetary
Motions, Computation of an Ephemeris, Photographic Astrometry, Calculation of
Orbital Elements, General Perturbation Theory, Visual Binary Stars and
Spectroscopic Binary Stars.