Semester 1 Mechanics weightage
Semester 1 Mechanics weightage

Chapter: Resultant of Forces

(Note: A very easy and high scoring chapter. A must for all students who want to pass M1)

Topics to be prepared

I want to Just Pass: Problems based on

  • Concurrent Forces;
  • Parallel Forces.
  • Non-Concurrent Forces;
  • Non-parallel System of Forces.
  • Moment of Force about a point.
  • Couples
  • Varignon’s Theorem (Problems & Theory).
  • Force Couple System.
  • Distributed Forces in plane

I want to get good Marks: (As above and plus)

 

I want to Score Maximum: (As above and plus)

 


 

Chapter: Centroid

(Note: A very easy and high scoring chapter. A must for all students who want to pass M1)

Topics to be prepared

I want to Just Pass: Problems based on

  • Centroid for plane Laminas.

I want to get good Marks: (As above and plus)

 

I want to Score Maximum: (As above and plus)


Chapter: Equilibrium of Coplanar Forces

Topics to be prepared

I want to Just Pass: Problems based on

  • Free Body Diagram & its Importance
  • Condition of Equilibrium for

– concurrent forces

– Parallel Forces

– Non-Concurrent Non-parallel general Forces and Couples.

  • Determination of Reactions at supports for various types of loads on beams.
  • Lami’s Theorem (Problems & Theory)

 

I want to get good Marks: (As above and plus)

 

I want to Score Maximum: (As above and plus)

 

 


Chapter: Equilibrium of Non-Coplanar Force Systems (F.S.)

Topics to be prepared

I want to Just Pass: Problems based on

  • Concurrent F.S.
  • Parallel F.S.
  • Non-Concurrent Non-Parallel F.S.

I want to get good Marks: (As above and plus)

 

I want to Score Maximum: (As above and plus)

 


Chapter: Forces in Space & Virtual Work

(Note: Small and easy chapters)

Topics to be prepared

I want to Just Pass: Problems based on

  • Condition of Equilibrium for

– Non-Coplanar F.S.; Concurrent F.S.

– Parallel F.S.

– Non-Concurrent Non-Parallel F.S.

  • Statement of Principle of Virtual Work

I want to get good Marks: (As above and plus)

  • Equilibrium Mechanisms
  • Pin Jointed Frames.

I want to Score Maximum: (As above and plus)

 


Chapter: Truss

(Note: A very Important and a major chapter)

Topics to be prepared

I want to Just Pass: Theory on

  • Classification of Truss.
  • Assumptions made in the Analysis of Perfect Truss.

I want to get good Marks: Problems based on

  • Analysis of Plane Trusses using

– Method of Joints

– Method of sections.

I want to Score Maximum: (As above and plus)

 


 

Chapter: Friction

 (Note: Slightly Difficult chapter)

Topics to be prepared

I want to Just Pass: Theory on

  • Laws of Friction (Problems & Theory)
  • Cone of Friction (Problems & Theory)
  • Angle of Repose, Angle of Friction (Definition)

I want to get good Marks: Problems based on

  • Equilibrium of bodies on Inclined plane.
  • Application to problems involving wedges, ladders.

I want to Score Maximum: (As above and plus)

 


Chapter: Kinematics of a Particle

Topics to be prepared

I want to Just Pass: Problems based on

  • Rectilinear motion – Constant and Variable acceleration.
  • Velocity & acceleration in terms of rectangular co-ordinate system
  • Motion curves (a-t, v-t, s-t curves) (Very Easy Topic. One question will be asked surely)

I want to get good Marks: (As above and plus)

  • Projectile motion. (One question will be asked surely)

I want to Score Maximum: (As above and plus)

  • Motion along plane curved path. (Curvilinear Motion) – Tangential & Normal component of acceleration

 


Chapter: Kinematics of a Rigid Body

 

Topics to be prepared

I want to Just Pass: Theory on

  • Definition: Instantaneous Center of Rotation

I want to get good Marks: Problems based on

  • General Plane Motion.
  • Instantaneous Center of Rotation
  • Velocity Diagrams.

  I want to Score Maximum: (As above and plus)

 


Chapter: Kinetics of a Particle: (Force and Acceleration)

 

Topics to be prepared

I want to Just Pass: Theory on

  • Statement of D’Alemberts Principle.
  • Statement of Newton’s second law of motion.

I want to get good Marks: Problems based on

  • D’Alemberts Principle
  • Equations of dynamic equilibrium.
  • Newton’s Second Law

 

 I want to Score Maximum: (As above and plus)

 


Chapter: Kinetics of a Particle:  (Work and Energy)

Topics to be prepared

I want to Just Pass: Theory on

  • Statement of Principle of work and energy.

I want to get good Marks: Problems based on

  • Principle of work and energy
  • Law of conservation of energy

 I want to Score Maximum: (As above and plus)

 


Chapter: Kinetics of a Particle(Impulse & Momentum)

Topics to be prepared

I want to Just Pass: Theory on

  • Definition
  • Types of Impact
  • Elastic and Plastic Collisions
  • Coefficient of Restitution

I want to get good Marks: Problems based on

  • Law of Conservation of Momentum.
  • Impact and Collision.

I want to Score Maximum: (As above and plus)

 

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