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Engineering Mechanics


About This Course

Goal of this course is to expose the students to the fundamental concepts of mechanics and enhance their problem-solving skills. It introduces students to the influence of applied force system and the geometrical properties of the rigid bodies while stationary or in motion. After this course students will be able to recognize similar problems in real-world situations and respond accordingly.


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Course Staff

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Nimisha Mathew

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

Course Outcomes

EST 100.1 Recall principles and theorems related to rigid body mechanics

EST 100.2 Identify and describe the components of system of forces acting on the rigid body

EST 100.3 Apply the conditions of equilibrium to various practical problems involving different force system.

EST 100.4 Choose appropriate theorems, principles or formulae to solve problems of mechanics

EST 100.5 Solve problems involving rigid bodies, applying the properties of distributed areas and masses

Text Books

1. Timoshenko and Young, Engineering Mechanics, McGraw Hill Publishers

2. Shames, I. H., Engineering Mechanics - Statics and Dynamics, Prentice Hall of India.

3. R. C. Hibbeler and Ashok Gupta, Engineering Mechanics, Vol. I statics, Vol II Dynamics, Pearson Education.


1. Merriam J. L and Kraige L. G., Engineering Mechanics - Vols. 1 and 2, John Wiley.

2. Tayal A K, Engineering Mechanics – Statics and Dynamics, Umesh Publications

3. Bhavikkatti, S.S., Engineering Mechanics, New Age International Publishers

4. F.P.Beer abd E.R.Johnston (2011), Vector Mechanics for Engineers, Vol.I-Statics, Vol.II-Dynamics,9th Ed, Tata McGraw Hill

5. Rajasekaran S and Sankarasubramanian G, Engineering Mechanics - Statics and Dynamics, Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd.

Who should join

first Semester B.Tech Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Students - 2020 Admission year