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Intermediate Level

Knowledge of mathematics and physics will be particularly helpful.

Approx. 21 hours to complete

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Intermediate Level

Knowledge of mathematics and physics will be particularly helpful.

Approx. 21 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Understanding Forces and Moments

4 hours to complete
21 videos (Total 201 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
21 videos
1-0 Introduction to Mechanics14m
1-1 Brief Introduction of Vectors5m
1-2 Basic Operations of Vectors: Vector Addition8m
1-3 Vector Addition: Triangle Rules11m
1-4 Cartesian Components (2D)11m
1-5 Cartesian Components (3D)5m
1-6 Decomposition of a Force into its Cartesian Components11m
1-7 Example: Cartesian Components6m
1-8 Introduction to Dot Product9m
1-9 Dot Product: Cartesian Components5m
1-10 Example: Dot Product8m
1-11 Introduction to Cross Product17m
1-12 Cross Product: Cartesian Components7m
1-13 Application of Cross Product: Calculating Area6m
1-14 Application of Cross Product: Moment of a Force12m
1-15 Example: Moment of a Force9m
1-16 Couple of Forces13m
1-17 Vector Operation: Mix or Triple (Scalar) Product10m
1-18 Application of Mix Product: Moment of a Force about an Axis12m
1-19 Example: Moment of a Force about an Axis11m
1 reading
Grading Criteria5m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 145m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Equivalent Systems of Forces and Equilibrium

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 110 min)
11 videos
2-2 Simplified Equivalent System6m
2-3 Example: Simplified Equivalent System of Forces in 2D9m
2-4 Equilibrium of a Rigid Body12m
2-5 Reactions at Different Supports9m
2-6 Example: Calculating Reactions11m
2-7 Equilibrium of a System of Rigid Bodies7m
2-8 Example: Equilibrium of a System of Two Rigid Bodies13m
2.9 2-Force Members4m
2.10 Example: 2-Force Members11m
2-11 3-Force members (Optional)8m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 245m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Stability and Static Determinacy

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 77 min)
9 videos
3-2 Example: Static Determinacy8m
3-3 Example: Static Indeterminacy4m
3-4 Kinematic Considerations - Rigid Body Motion5m
3-5 Kinematic considerations - Infinitesimal Motions13m
3-6 Stability - Kinematic Approach7m
3-7 Kinematic considerations - Multiple rigid bodies6m
3.8 Stability - Kinematic approach for Multiple Rigid Bodies, Part 16m
3.9 Stability - Kinematic approach for Multiple Rigid Bodies, Part 213m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 345m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Trusses

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 121 min)
9 videos
4-2 Simple Trusses9m
4-3 Compound Trusses15m
4-4 Complex Trusses2m
4-5 Introduction to Method of Joints11m
4-6 Example: Method of Joints for Simple Trusses15m
4-7 Illustration: Method of Joints for Complex and Compound Trusses6m
4-8 Introduction to Method of Sections14m
4-9 Illustration: Computer-aided Analysis of Trusses31m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 445m

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