EGR 281 - Mechanics (Statics)
Fundamental concepts of the statics of rigid bodies developed by using a vector analysis approach. Force systems, centroids and centers of gravity, analysis of structures, shear and bending moments, friction and moments of inertia.
Prerequisite: MAT 181 Calculus I and PHY 181 Physics I
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of engineering mechanics for systems in equilibrium.
2. Acquire an understanding of force systems in both two and three dimensional space.
3. Determine appropriate free body diagrams for whole or parts of structures.
4. Apply the equations of equilibrium (sum of forces equal zero, sum of moments equal zero) to both two and three dimensional systems.
5. Apply the equations of equilibrium to trusses, frames and machines.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the laws of Coulomb friction.
7. Locate the centroids of two and three dimensional bodies.
8. Determine area and mass moments of inertia.
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