This course is intended to introduce the student to the fundamentals of static equilibrium of rigid and elastic bodies as well as the concepts of equivalent systems of forces and moments.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

Recognize the difference between static and dynamic equilibrium

Evaluate the equivalent system of forces and moments

Evaluate the location of centers of mass and area

Evaluate the moments of inertia and second moments of area

Evaluate reactions in structure supports

Evaluate internal forces in cables, trusses, and beams

Identify different types of materials

Recognize the concepts of stress and strain

References

Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics, 10th Edition, Ferdinand P. Beer, E. Russell Johnston, Jr., David Mazurek, and Phillip J. Cornwell, McGraw Hill,2013, ISBN-13 9780073398136

## Course Objectives

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## Topics and Schedule

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