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 note explores the
nature of rocks and rock masses as construction, foundation, or
engineering materials. Topics covered include: Physical properties of
intact rocks, stresses and strains, thermal, hydraulic and mechanical
properties of rocks and rock masses, applications of theory of
elasticity in rock mechanics, visco-elasticity, rock discontinuities,
hemispherical projection methods, in situ stresses and stress
measurements, rock slope engineering and underground excavations in
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,
DíAlembertís Principle, Motion of a Projectile, Rotation of rigid body.
This note covers the following topics: Acceleration, Angular Momentum, Conservation of Energy, Frames of Reference,
Friction, Forces, Gravitation, Linear Inertia, Mechanical Advantage, Linear
Momentum, Motion in One Dimension, Physical Measurements, Projectiles,
Rotational Dynamics, Rotational Inertia, Statics and Mechanical Equilibrium,
Author(s): Museum Informatics Project, University of
note covers the following topics: Matrix Algebra and Indicial Notation, Vectors and Linear Transformations,
Components of Tensors. Cartesian Tensors, Symmetry: Groups of Linear
Transformations, Calculus of Vector and Tensor Fields, Orthogonal Curvilinear
Coordinates, Calculus of Variations.
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.