Engineering Mechanics
spContent=Engineering mechanics is not only a basic science, but also a technical science. It arms Engineering Science with mathematic. Its theorems, laws and conclusions are widely used in engineering technology in all walks of life, and are an important basis for solving practical engineering problems.
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With the gradual rise of interdisciplinary, engineering mechanics and its related theories have been applied in many new fields, which not only establishes the important position of engineering mechanics in social development and people's livelihood, but also creates the value of scientific research and social application as a discipline with both foundation and application.

The video course of Engineering Mechanics presented by us is a high-quality course of Xidian University. Through this curriculum, students can obtain the processing of perceptual and rational thinking, the ideas and methods of experiencing and thinking about the mechanics in the life and engineering. Moreover, the students are benefit from this curriculum in cultivating and promoting the formation of learning methods, research methods and scientific literacy.

Theodore von Carmen, the famous founder of modern fluid mechanics, once said that mechanics is "arming Engineering Science with mathematics". Engineering mechanics is not only a basic science, but also a technical science. It is a typical "thick foundation, wide caliber" specialty. So far, the design of vehicles, the improvement of seismic performance of buildings, the optimization of communication technology and manned spaceflight are all inseparable from the theoretical support of engineering mechanics. The research in these fields has gradually deepened, expanded the research scope of engineering mechanics, and greatly enriched its research content.

As the integration of "theoretical mechanics" and "material mechanics", this curriculum comprehensively and systematically introduces the laws, relevant basic concepts, basic theories, basic methods and applications of the two types of mechanical motion, i.e. object motion and object deformation. This curriculum aims to cultivate students' logical thinking ability, the abstract ability, expression ability of texts and images, digital computing ability and reading ability of English scientific and technological documents.

A train full of engineering mechanics knowledge to the other side of technology and science. Starting today, let's enjoy the beauty of mechanics!


Engineering mechanics is one of the professional basic courses for undergraduate majors related to the mechanical engineering. Through the study of this course, students are required to master the basic laws and research methods of the balance problems for the particle, system of particles and rigid body, and have clear basic concepts, necessary basic knowledge, more skilled calculation ability. Also, the ability to solve the problems of strength, stiffness and stability of members and the ability to operate some preliminary experiments are the targets of this course. Additionally, students should learn to apply the theory and method of engineering mechanics to analyze and solve practical engineering problems.


The study of engineering mechanics requires the preparation of advanced mathematics, mechanical drawing, university physics and other professional knowledge.

  1.  Theoretical Mechanics I. Department of theoretical mechanics in HIT, Beijing: China Higher Education Press, 2002

  2. James M. Gere, Barry J. Goodno. Stength of Materials.  2002