### Lecture Description

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The objectives of this tutorial are to discuss about the method of joints vs. the method of sections followed by a brief explanation on when to use method of sections. The method of sections allow to take a cut anywhere in a truss structure. It is not need to start at a support like the method of joints. Moving on, the video presents a super simple triangular truss and illustrates how to apply method of sections to compute the axial forces at members using the equilibrium principle.

Next, the video shows more complex trusses and subsequently talks about how to apply the method of sections to determine the axial forces at different members pointing out the key difference with the method of joints. Overall, the video tries to give a brief inside to the method of sections used to analysis different types of trusses in engineering mechanics. Finally, the video refers to watch next video to continue the lesson of method of sections theory.

### Course Index

- Scalars and Vectors
- Parallelogram Law and Triangle Method
- Unit Vectors and Components
- Vectors Example
- Vector Tower Example
- 3D Vectors
- 3D Vector Example (Part 1)
- 3D Vectors Example (Part 2)
- Introduction to Forces
- Introduction to Moments
- Moment Example 1
- Moment Example 2
- Moments and Couple Moments
- Equivalent Systems Theory and Example
- Distrubuted Loads
- Solving Distributed Loads and Triangular Loads
- Resolving Forces Advanced Example
- Introduction to Equilibrium
- Introduction to Free Body Diagrams (FBD)
- Free Body Diagram Example
- Introduction to Supports: Roller, Pin, Fixed
- Simply Supported Beams Free Body Diagram Example
- Cantilever Free Body Diagram Example
- Advanced Free Body Diagram Beam Example
- Introduction to Axial & Shear Forces and Bending Moments
- Axial, Shear and Bending Diagrams
- Method of Sections
- Method of Sections Simple Example
- Method of Sections Advanced Example Part 1
- Method of Sections Advanced Example Part 2
- Introduction to Hooke's Law
- Hooke's Law and Stress vs Strain
- Stress vs Strain Diagram
- Rectilinear Motion |
- Rectilinear Motion Examples |
- Rectilinear Motion with Variable Acceleration |
- Curvilinear Motion |
- Projectile Motion |
- Projectile Motion Formulae Derivations |
- Circular Motion and Cylindrical Coordinates |
- Polar Coordinates Example |
- Newton's Laws and Kinetics |
- Introduction to Work |
- Work Example |
- Power and Efficiency |
- Work and Energy Example |
- Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy & Conservation |
- Conservation of Mechanical Energy Example |
- Introduction to Impulse and Momentum |
- Impulse, Momentum, Velocity Example 1 |
- Impulse, Momentum, Velocity Example 2 |
- Introduction to Impact |
- Central Impact Example |
- Shear Force Diagram Example
- Bending Moment Diagram Example
- Shear and Bending Diagrams
- Beam Analysis Example Part 1
- Beam Analysis Example Part 2
- Introduction to Trusses
- Types of Trusses and Design Assumptions
- Method of Joints Truss Example
- Advanced Method of Joints Truss Example
- Introduction to Method of Sections
- Method of Sections Theory
- Method of Sections Truss Example
- Simple Frame Example
- Advanced Frames Example
- Introduction to Friction
- Static Friction Example
- Tipping vs Slipping Friction
- Introduction to Hyrdostatic Forces | Hyd
- Hydrostatic Forces Example | Hyd
- Centroids
- Finding Centroids by Integration
- Centroids of Composite Shapes Example
- Moment of Inertia
- Moment of Inertia Standard Shapes
- Parallel Axis Theorem Part 1
- Parallel Axis Theorem Part 2
- Average Normal Stress
- Average Stress Example
- Shear Stress Example
- Strain

### Course Description

Mechanics, the study of forces and physical bodies, underpins a very large proportion of all forms of engineering. A thorough understanding of mechanics is essential to any successful engineer. This course helps develop an understanding of the nature of forces with consideration for how they may be simplified in an engineering context. The conditions of equilibrium are then used to solve a number of problems in 2D and 3D before moving on to a broad range of topics including centroids, distributed loads, friction and virtual work. The course will also provide an introduction to dynamics, with a particular focus on the effects that forces have upon motion.