E240: The Essentials of Mechanics of Physical Systems-A Primer

As we are entering the golden age of industrial design, simulation, robotics and manufacturing, a deep and crystal-clear understanding of the topics of statics, strength of materials and dynamics is needed more than ever. This primer is a condensed synopsis of statics, strength of materials and dynamics, and is designed to augment (not replace) the large array of courses on the subject. This primer does not contain homework problems. This primer has one simple purpose, to provide the essentials, and is meant as a supplement to the usual courses in this area.