Statics is a course that covers the mechanics of particles and rigid bodies in static equilibrium in two- and three- dimensional space. This includes the calculations of translational and rotational forces using both scalar and vector computations in two- and three-dimensions. Force equilibrium concepts are extended to analyze trusses using both the method of joints and method of sections. A general introduction into elastic beam theory and internal force diagrams is presented. Finally, concepts involving center of mass, centroid of an area, and area moment of inertia are discussed. Prerequisites: PHYS 2425 and MATH 2413 with a minimum grade of “C”.
Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017