The objective is to present the mathematical and physical principles in understanding the linear continuum behavior of solids.
Theory of stresses and strains. Conservative laws. Constitutive modeling. Linear elasticity. Solutions of plane problems. Solutions using potentials. Energy methods. Introduction to finite deformation, plasticity, stability, vibration, and wave propagation. Application to thick cylinders, rotating discs, curved beams, beams on elastic foundations, torsion of non-circular cross-sections, stress concentration problems, Hertzian contact stresses. Introduction to modeling of mechanical components such as hooks, gears, pulleys, bearings, cylinders. Design for strength and deformation.
 G. T. Mase, R. E. Smelser and G. E. Mase, Continuum Mechanics for Engineers, Third Edition, CRC Press, 2004.
 Y. C. Fung, Foundations of Solid Mechanics, Prentice Hall International, 1965.
 Lawrence. E. Malvern, Introduction to Mechanics of a Continuous Medium, Prentice Hall international, 1969.