Basic Concepts and Principles



Basic Concepts and Principles

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After reading the lecture it is important to check understanding of basic concepts and definitions of course.


The objectives of teaching of “Theoretical Mechanics” are:

• demonstration prime mechanical terms and concepts to students

• teaching students to describe mechanical model of standard task and to analyze the acquired knowledge

• development of mechanical intuition and generating mechanical culture  

Activity 1: Basic concepts and terms


Complete the following sentences.

Then read the feedback to check your answers.

Statics is...

Equilibrium is....

The line of action of the force is...

The resultant of a force system is..

To any action of one material body on another there is..

© Eugene Pashkov / National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University /July 2017

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