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CIV 124 - Mechanics (Statics)

Instruction will be directed to the study of static force systems and equilibrium as applied to civil engineering structures.  Topics of study will include:  force distribution, moments, system equilibrium, free-body diagrams, centroids, moments of inertia.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prior or Concurrent:  MAT 130 Applied Algebra and Trigonometry

Credits: 3
MET 134
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Understand, compute and resolve forces as vectors into concurrent force systems, parallel force systems, and non-concurrent force systems.
2.  Understand moments and couples.
3.  Understand and apply Varignon’s Theorem.
4.  Understand and solve problems in static equilibrium, including:
          a.  Computation of beam reactions
          b.  Calculate the magnitude of forces in truss members
          c.  Calculation of pin reactions in pin connected frames
5.  Sketch free-body diagrams.
6.  Understand and calculate center of gravity and the centroid of complex shapes.
7.  Understand and calculate the moment of inertia of complex figures.