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Engineering Mechanics

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Engineering Mechanics
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Preface
This book was motivated by the desire to further the evolution of a concise book
on Engineering Mechanics. Keeping in focus the importance of this subject in
GATE and ESE, we have done a proper study and thereafter developed the
content of the book accordingly. This edition has an expanded discussion of
all relevant topics in the subject.
Initially, we compiled the perceptions of our students on their problems in GATE
and ESE while dealing with the questions from this subject. We identified their
various problems like- lack of fundamentals of the subject, difficulty in solving
simple solutions, shortage of a complete study package, etc. These strengthened our determination to
present a complete edition of Engineering Mechanics textbook.
The book addresses all the requirements of the students, i.e. comprehensive coverage of theory, fundamental
concepts, objective type problems and conventional problems, articulated in a lucid language. The concise
presentation will help the readers grasp the concepts with clarity and apply them with ease to solve problems
quickly. The books not only covers the entire syllabus of GATE and ESE, but also addresses the need of many other
competitive examinations. Topics like System of Forces, Free Body Diagrams & Equilibrium Equations, Friction,
Kinematics of Point Mass and Rigid Bodies, Work and Energy, Impulse, Momentum and Collision and Virtual Work
are given full coverage in line with our research on their importance in competitive examinations.
We have put in our sincere efforts to present elaborate solutions for various problems, different problem solving
methodology, some useful quick techniques to save time while attempting MCQs without compromising the accuracy
of answers. A summary of important points to remember is added at the end of each topic. For the convenience
of readers, points to remember are specifically highlighted in the form of a note- both in theory as well as solved
examples. At the end of each chapter, sets of practice question are given with their keys, that will allow the readers
to evaluate their understanding of the topics and sharpen their problem solving skills.
Our team has made their best efforts to remove all possible errors of any kind. Nonetheless, we would highly
appreciate and acknowledge if you find and share with us any printing, calculation and conceptual error.
It is impossible to thank all the individuals who helped us, but we would like to sincerely thank all the co-authors,
editors and reviewers for putting in their efforts to publish this book. We also express our thanks to MADE EASY
publications for completing and publishing the book on time.
With Best Wishes
B. Singh
CMD, MADE EASY

Contents
Engineering Mechanics
Chapter 1

Chapter 4

System of Forces.................................... 1

1.1 Vector Algebra........................................................ 1

Kinematics of Point Mass and Rigid


Bodies ................................................. 22

1.2 Polygon Law of Vector Addition....................... 1

4.1 Introduction...........................................................22

1.3 Parallelogram Law................................................. 1

4.2 Kinematics of Rectilinear Motion...................22

1.4 Product of Two Vectors........................................ 2

4.3 Kinematics of Rigid Body Rotating about a

1.5 System of Forces..................................................... 2

Fixed Axis................................................................24

1.6 Resultant of a Force by an Equivalent Couple

Objective Brain Teasers.................................26

and a Force at any other Point......................... 3


1.7 Resultant of a Coplanar Force System............ 4

1.8 Resultant of Parallel Force System................... 6

Chapter 5
Work and Energy................................. 29

Objective Brain Teasers.................................... 6

Chapter 2

2.1 Free-Body Diagrams............................................. 8

2.2 Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies............................... 9

2.3 Lamis Theorem.................................................... 9

Impulse, Momentum and Collision.... 33

3.2 Laws of Dry Friction or Coulombss Friction...15

3.1 Angle of Repose...................................................16

6.2 Angular Impulse and Angular Momentum


Objective Brain Teasers..................................36

Chapter 7
Virtual Work......................................... 38

Friction................................................. 15

6.1 Introduction...........................................................33

Chapter 3
3.1 Introduction...........................................................15

Principle...................................................................35

Objective Brain Teasers.................................12

Objective Brain Teasers..................................31

Chapter 6

Free Body Diagrams & Equilibrium


Equations.....................................................8

5.1 Introduction...........................................................29

7.1 Introduction...........................................................38

7.2 Virtual Work............................................................38

Objective Brain Teasers..................................41

Multiple Choice Questions.................. 43

Objective Brain Teasers..................................19

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