In terms of teaching hours, the course is divided into two equal parts.
Part one covers: General principles. Force systems, resultant, moment of a force, equivalent force-couple system. Particles and rigid body equilibrium in one plane. Trusses and frames. Beams; shear force and bending moment diagrams. Center of gravity and centroid. Area moment of inirtia.
Part two covers: Planar kinematics and kinetics (Newton’s second law and work-energy method) of particles and rigid bodies in rectilinear and curvilinear motion (normal and tangential coordinates).