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Course Objectives

Engineering Mechanics 274
(Statics)

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By the end of this course, you should be able to . . .
  1. Determine the components of a force in rectangular or nonrectangular coordinates.
     
  2. Determine the resultant of a system of forces.
     
  3. Draw complete and correct free-body diagrams and write the appropriate equilibrium equations from the free-body diagram.
     
  4. Determine the support reactions on a structure.
     
  5. Determine the connection forces in trusses and in general frame structures.
     
  6. Determine the internal reactions in a beam, draw correct shear-force and bending moment diagrams, and write equations for the shear-force and bending moment as functions of position along the beam.
     
  7. Analyze systems that include frictional forces.
     
  8. Locate the centroid of an area.
     
  9. Calculate the second moment of an area, calculate the principal second moments of an area.