CoE 2001Statics
(202)
Catalog Description
Forces and moments; equilibrium in two and
three dimensions; multiforce members; equilibrium, centroids and friction
Prerequisites: MATH 1502 or MATH 1512 or (MATH 15X2 and MATH 1522) and PHYS 2211
Educational Objectives
This
course is intended to introduce undergraduates to the fundamentals of engineering
problem solving, with emphasis on problem identification, formulation and
solution. Students will apply skills in mathematics and physics to solve
engineering mechanics problems. Students will demonstrate an ability to apply
fundamental concepts learned in calculus and physics to set up and solve engineering
mechanics problems such as equilibrium problems in two and three dimensions.

Introduction (1 hr)
 Forces and Particle Equilibrium (2 hrs)
 Components of a force
 Lines of action
 Moment of a Force and of a Couple; Resultants (6 hrs)
 Cross products
 Moments, couples, moments about a line
 Equivalent systems
 Analysis of General Equilibrium Problems (6 hrs)
 Freebody diagrams
 Fundamental applications of equilibrium equations
 Interacting bodies or parts of a structure
 Structural Applications and Distributed Loads (10 hrs)
 Plane trusses
 Space trusses
 Systems containing multiforce members
 Centroids and Center of Gravity (1 hr)
 Centroids
 Method of composite parts
 Friction (2 hrs)
 Exams (2 hrs)
 Total: 30 hrs; (202) credits