
Course Description 

Course Name 
: 
Statics and Dynamics 

Course Code 
: 
J 209 

Course Type 
: 
Compulsory 

Level of Course 
: 
First Cycle 

Year of Study 
: 
2 

Course Semester 
: 
Fall (16 Weeks) 

ECTS 
: 
3 

Name of Lecturer(s) 
: 
Asst.Prof.Dr. İSMAİL ALTAY ACAR 

Learning Outcomes of the Course 
: 
Understands to interpret data accurately. Understands to apply theoretical strategies to the analysis of data. Learns to synthesize research results for the purposes of discussion and written work. Understands to apply mathematical and/or physical skills to engineering disciplines. Learns to analyze engineering problems in a systematic and logical manner by using the principles of vector algebra and basic mathematics.


Mode of Delivery 
: 
FacetoFace 

Prerequisites and CoPrerequisites 
: 
None 

Recommended Optional Programme Components 
: 
None 

Aim(s) of Course 
: 
Students are acquainted with the knowledge of moment of a force, resultants of force systems acting on rigid bodies, internal forces in engineering structures composed of simple trusses or beams. 

Course Contents 
: 
The course covers the statics of particles and rigid bodies. Topics include vector description of forces and moments, two and three dimensional equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, centroids and centre of gravity, analysis of structures, friction, moments of inertia and mechanical vibrations. 

Language of Instruction 
: 
Turkish 

Work Place 
: 
Classroom 


Course Outline /Schedule (Weekly) Planned Learning Activities 
 Week  Subject  Student's Preliminary Work  Learning Activities and Teaching Methods 

1 
Statics of particles; forces in plane, forces in space, addition of vectors 
Literature review 
Desk study 

2 
Rigid bodies; equivalent systems of forces, vector product of two vectors, moment of a force about a point, scalar product of two vectors 
Study on previous lectures and homework 
Desk study 

3 
Equilibrium of rigid bodies; equilibrium in two dimensions, equilibrium in three dimensions. 
Study on previous lectures and homework 
Desk study 

4 
Distributed forces; centroids and centres of gravity, areas and lines, volumes 
Study on previous lectures and homework 
Desk study 

5 
Analysis of structures; trusses, frames and machines. 
Study on previous lectures and homework 
Desk study 

6 
Forces in beams and cables; beams, cables. 
Study on previous lectures and homework 
Desk study 

7 
Friction; Coefficient of friction, angles of friction. 
Study on previous lectures and homework 
Desk study 

8 
Midterm exam 
Revision of previous lectures 
Desk study 

9 
Distributed forces; Moments of inertia, moments of inertia of areas, moments of inertia of masses. 
Study on previous lectures and homework 
Desk study 

10 
Method of virtual work; work of force, potential energy, and equilibrium, stability of equilibrium. 
Study on previous lectures and homework 
Desk study 

11 
Kinetics of particles; force, mass and acceleration 
Study on previous lectures and homework 
Desk study 

12 
Kinetics of particles; energy and momentum methods 
Study on previous lectures and homework 
Desk study 

13 
Kinematics of rigid bodies; translation, rotation about a fixed axis, motion about a fixed point 
Study on previous lectures and homework 
Desk study 

14 
Mechanical vibrations; vibrations without damping, simple harmonic vibrations, forced vibrations, Damped vibrations, damped free and forced vibrations (1) 
Study on previous lectures and homework 
Desk study 

15 
Mechanical vibrations; vibrations without damping, simple harmonic vibrations, forced vibrations, Damped vibrations, damped free and forced vibrations (2) 
Study on previous lectures and homework 
Desk study 

16/17 
Final exam 
Study on all semester lectures 
Desk study 



Required Course Resources 
 Resource Type  Resource Name 
 Recommended Course Material(s) 
Beer F. P, Johnston Jr E. R., Mazurek D. F., Eisenberg, E., Cornwell, P. 2009. Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics, 9th edt., McGraw Hill
Keskinel, F. ve Özbek, T. 1995. Mühendisler için MekanikStatik. Birsen Yayınevi
Tameroğlu S. S. ve Özbek, T. 1993. Mühendisler için Mekanik Dinamik. Birsen Yayınevi

 
 Required Course Material(s)  



Assessment Methods and Assessment Criteria 

Semester/Year Assessments 
Number 
Contribution Percentage 

Midterm Exams (Written, Oral, etc.) 
1 
60 

Homeworks/Projects/Others 
4 
40 

Total 
100 

Rate of Semester/Year Assessments to Success 
40 


Final Assessments

100 

Rate of Final Assessments to Success

60 

Total 
100 


 Contribution of the Course to Key Learning Outcomes 
 #  Key Learning Outcome  Contribution* 

1 
Thinks, interprets, analyzes and synthesizes geological events in 3D. 
3 

2 
Chooses and applies necessary methods and instruments for engineering applications 
5 

3 
Uses the information technology effectively. 
5 

4 
Designs and performs experiments, collects data and interprets the results. 
5 

5 
Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups 
5 

6 
Investigates to obtain scientific information, and uses data bases and other data sources actively. 
5 

7 
Has an awareness of life long learning; follows developments in science and technology to keep up to date 
5 

8 
Uses Fundamental Geological information, having necessary information in Mathematical and Natural sciences and employs theoretical and applied information in these areas in engineering solutions. 
3 

9 
Knows job related and ethical responsibilities, project management, office applications and safety, and realizes juridical responsibilities of engineering applications 
5 

10 
Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. 
5 

11 
Has an awareness of entrepreneuring and innovative subjects; knows and finds solutions for the new century 
5 

12 
Identifies, formulizes and solves geological problems. 
3 

13 
Realizes the social effects of identified solutions for geological problems. 
4 

14 
Identifies, defines, formulizes and solves engineering problems. Chooses and applies the appropriate analytical and modelling techniques for this purpose. 
5 

15 
Investigates and reports all kinds of natural resources and geological hazards 
1 

16 
Initiates effective interactions in Turkish both orally and in written form, and speaks at least one foreign language 
3 

17 
Uses necessary techniques and instruments for geological applications 
2 

18 
Identifies rock types, draws geological maps and cross sections. 
0 

19 
Defines necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas and improves himself/herself continuously. 
5 
 * Contribution levels are between 0 (not) and 5 (maximum). 


 Student Workload  ECTS 
 Works  Number  Time (Hour)  Total Workload (Hour) 
 Course Related Works 

Class Time (Exam weeks are excluded) 
14 
2 
28 

Out of Class Study (Preliminary Work, Practice) 
14 
2 
28 
 Assesment Related Works 

Homeworks, Projects, Others 
4 
1 
4 

Midterm Exams (Written, Oral, etc.) 
1 
2 
2 

Final Exam 
1 
2 
2 

Total Workload:  64 
 Total Workload / 25 (h):  2.56 
 ECTS Credit:  3 


