Ch. 1  Opening Remarks  (Strength and Stiffness Chapt. 1)

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1a. Fundamental Concepts  (SSES Ch. 1.0-1.5)
Size Shape Material

1b. Factor of Safety  (SSES Ch. 1.6)
• Factor of Safety • Proof Testing

1c. Units, Coordinates and Numbers  (SSES Ch. 1.7-1.9)
Units Coordinate System Significant Digits

Practice Problems

Material Properties Unit Conversions

Galileo's sketch in his effort to understand how beams carry load.

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Updated: 05/24/09 DJD