Statics and Dynamics

The goal of this course is to provide engineering technology students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of mechanics, including both statics and dynamics. Topics covered in this course will include force vectors and equilibrium, work, energy, and power, impulse and momentum, and the mechanics of materials. The course will also include laboratory experiments that allow students to apply what they have learned in a practical setting and to develop their laboratory skills. By the end of the course, students should have a solid understanding of the underlying physical principles that govern the behavior of mechanical systems and be able to apply this knowledge to a wide range of engineering technology applications.

I. Introduction to Mechanics
A. Basic Physical Units and Quantities
B. Physical Laws and Theories
C. Systems of Particles and Rigid Bodies

II. Statics
A. Force Vectors and Equilibrium
B. Resultant Force and Moment
C. Analysis of Structures and Machines
D. Friction

III. Dynamics
A. Kinematics and Kinetics of Particles
B. Work, Energy, and Power
C. Impulse and Momentum
D. System of Particles and Rigid Bodies

IV. Plane Motion
A. Translation and Rotation
B. Relative Motion and Centrifugal Force
C. Projectile Motion

V. Mechanics of Materials
A. Stress and Strain
B. Axial Loading
C. Torsion and Bending
D. Energy Methods

VI. Laboratory Experiments
A. Laboratory Techniques and Equipment
B. Data Analysis and Reporting
C. Hands-on Mechanics Experiments