MET 134 - Statics
Instruction will be directed to the study of static force systems in equilibrium as applied to engineering technology. Topics of study will include: force distribution, moments, system equilibrium, free-body diagrams, friction, centroids, graphic statics, and moment of inertia.
Prerequisite: MAT 130 Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or departmental approval
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Understand the nature of rigid bodies, and the fact that they represent an idealization of real bodies.
2. Understand the nature of forces and moments, and will be capable of recognizing forces and moments acting on bodies.
3. Apply the principles of static equilibrium to the analysis of structures and machines.
4. Experimentally verify the laws of friction, and be capable of applying them to a variety of cases.
5. Locate centroids and centers of gravity, and compute moments of inertia.
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