Archived Versions

2.001 Mechanics & Materials I

As taught in: Fall 2006

Photo of collapsed concrete bridge roadway over water.

The loading caused by Hurricane Katrina brought down this roadway over Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. (Photo courtesy of NIST.)




Prof. Carol Livermore

Prof. Henrik Schmidt

Prof. James H. Williams, Jr.

Prof. Simona Socrate

Course Features

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the mechanics of solids with applications to science and engineering. We emphasize the three essential features of all mechanics analyses, namely: (a) the geometry of the motion and/or deformation of the structure, and conditions of geometric fit, (b) the forces on and within structures and assemblages; and (c) the physical aspects of the structural system (including material properties) which quantify relations between the forces and motions/deformation.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.