This is most recent syllabus. Your final syllabus will be given during your first day of class
In this course we will analyze various kind of forces and moments acting on particles and rigid bodies in static equilibrium in two and three dimensions. In the analysis we will use vector algebra, free-body diagrams, and centroids. Topics studied will include friction, moment of inertia and virtual work. The theory is applied to simple modern structures as well as to Leonardo’s famous machines, so it will help you interpret the forces supporting objects we encounter in our daily lives.
- Understand the basic principles that govern the static equilibrium of bodies under the action of forces
- Apply the knowledge and tools of statics to solve engineering problems
- Express forces and moments as vector quantities in Cartesian reference frames
- Draw free-body diagrams for rigid bodies in static equilibrium and write the corresponding equations of equilibrium
- Determine equilibrium loads acting on truss type structures using the method of joints and the method of section
- Solve static dry friction problems
- Calculate centers of gravity, centroids and moments of inertia
- Apply the principles of virtual work to calculate forces and moments
- Textbook: Russell C. Hibbeler, Engineering Mechanics: Statics (14th Edition), Pearson, 2015
- Additional Course materials will be distributed by the professor.