Consider the first stage of studying theoretical mechanics — statics. For the solution of problems in theoretical mechanics in this section it is necessary to know the basics of vector algebra and be able to perform most actions on vectors in two-dimensional and three-dimensional space. Knowing the basics of coordinate system, especially a Cartesian rectangular system, would be of great help in solving some problems "termeh". To understand the challenges and confidently find a solution, it is necessary to combine this knowledge with the performance quality of the drawing at the specified conditions.
Learn such parts of higher mathematics as analytic geometry, differential calculus of functions of one variable, as well as the basics of differential geometry, in particular, the concept of the accompanying triangular. This information will be useful when solving problems in theoretical mechanics from the course kinematics. Not the last for this section is the development of imagination, as you must be able to present different development process.
Solve problems from section dynamics using knowledge on computation of integrals, partial derivatives and integration of simple differential equations of first and second order.
Train yourself to solve problems in theoretical mechanics for the simplest examples. For example, the most popular among students of the problem books on this topic is a book authored by A. A. Yablonski. It can take in the University library or downloaded from any Internet source. Scan the highlights when solving problems.
Start the solution of problems in theoretical mechanics with an analysis of the conditions. Take a sheet of paper and draw on it the specified schema. Indicate all forces that act on the body. Make a equation and determine the values using all of the above knowledge.