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J. Alan Adams, Ph.D.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

United States Naval Academy

Each lecture below contains **Objectives**, **Theory**, **Solutions**
and **Review Questions** that

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Preface(preface.htm)

Chapter 1: Introduction to Vector Mechanics

Chapter 2: 2-D EquilibriumDisplay of 3-D Vectors(3dvector.htm) Projection of 3-D Vectors(3dprojection.htm) 3-D Vector Cross-Products(cross.htm) Addition of Moments Created by Couples(couple.htm) 3-D Resultant of Forces and Moments(resultant.htm)

- 2-D Planar Resultant Force(plane.htm)
- Static Equilibrium Forces in Cables(cables.htm)
- 2-D Iterative Force Analysis(rope.htm)
- 2-D Non-linear seq of eqns (ropes.htm)
- Equivalent Force-Couple System(forcecouple.htm)
- Static Equilibrium of a Rigid Bar(static.htm)
- Static Equilibrium of a Roller(roller.htm)

Chapter 3: 3-D Equilibrium

- Static Equilibrium of Cables(3dcables.htm)
- Static Equilibrium of Ropes(3dropes.htm)
- Static Equilibrium in a Derrick(derrick.htm)
- Static Equilibrium in a Frame(frame.htm)
- Static Equilibrium in a Pipeline(pipeline.htm)
- Static Equilibrium in a Boom Support(boom.htm)

Chapter 4: Trusses

- Introduction to 2-D Trusses(ttruss.htm)
- General 2-D Analysis(gentruss.htm)
- Analysis of 2-D Truss Configuration 1(truss1.htm)
- Analysis of 2-D Truss Configuration 2(truss2.htm)
- Analysis of 2-D Truss Configuration 3(truss3.htm)
- Analysis of 2-D Truss Configuration 4(truss4.htm)
- Analysis of 2-D Truss Configuration 5(truss5.htm)
- Analysis of 2-D Truss Configuration 6(truss6.htm)
- 2-D Truss C.G. and Weight(trusscg.htm)
- Analysis of a 3-D Truss(3Dtruss.htm)

Chapter 5: 2-D Frames & Structures

- Analysis of a 2-D Frame(Hframe.htm)
- Analysis of a Structure(crane.htm)