# Engineering Mechanics: Statics (2024 Crash course)

Force vectors, equilibrium, structural analysis, internal forces, friction, center of gravity, centroid, moments

What you will learn

### to develop the ability to calculate, predict, and control the effects of forces and moments on objects and structures

Description

Engineering Mechanics: Statics is a fundamental course that introduces students to the principles of static equilibrium and their applications in engineering and design. In this course, students will develop a strong foundation in understanding how forces and moments interact with structures and objects to maintain a state of rest or uniform motion. The course emphasizes problem-solving, critical thinking, and the practical application of statics principles to real-world engineering challenges.

Course Content:

• Introduction to Forces and Moments
• Vector Mathematics and Notation
• Resultant and Equilibrium of Force Systems
• Analysis of Trusses, Frames, and Beams
• Frictional Forces and Applications
• Center of Gravity and Moments of Inertia
• Analysis of Planar Systems
• Applications to Engineering Structures

Learning Outcomes:

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By the end of the course, students will:

• Master the fundamental principles of static equilibrium and its applications in engineering.
• Develop problem-solving skills to analyze and solve complex engineering problems related to forces, moments, and equilibrium.
• Gain proficiency in applying vector mathematics to represent and solve force systems.
• Understand how to analyze and design trusses, frames, and beams for structural stability.
• Apply the concepts of friction, center of gravity, and moments of inertia to practical engineering scenarios.
• Demonstrate the ability to determine the stability and equilibrium of planar systems and structures.

Who Should Take This Course:

• Engineering students in various disciplines (civil, mechanical, aerospace, etc.) seeking a foundational understanding of statics.
• Pre-engineering students preparing for advanced engineering studies.
• Professionals and enthusiasts interested in gaining knowledge of static equilibrium principles for career enhancement or personal interest.

Engineering Mechanics: Statics is an essential course for anyone pursuing a career in engineering or related fields. It provides the groundwork for advanced engineering courses and equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to analyze and design structures and systems in the engineering field.

Introduction

### Chapters

Chapter 1: GENERAL PRINCIPLES
Chapter 2: FORCE VECTORS
Chapter 3: EQUILIBRIUM OF A PARTICLE
Chapter 4: FORCE SYSTEM RESULTANTS
Chapter 5: EQUILIBRIUM OF A RIGID BODY
Chapter 6: STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
Chapter 7: INTERNAL FORCES
Chapter 8: FRICTION
Chapter 9: CENTER OF GRAVITY AND CENTROID
Chapter 10: MOMENTS OF INERTIA
Chapter 11: VIRTUAL WORK