2.001 Mechanics and Materials I
Introduction to statics and the mechanics of deformable solids. Emphasis on the three basic principles of equilibrium, geometric compatibility, and material behavior. Stress and its relation to force and moment; strain and its relation to displacement; linear elasticity with thermal expansion. Failure modes. Application to simple engineering structures such as rods, shafts, beams, and trusses. Application to biomechanics of natural materials and structures.
Lecture occurs 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 10-250.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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