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# ENGR 1080 - Statics

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course examines rigid body mechanics where bodies are in equilibrium. Topics include force and moment vectors, principles of statics, and equilibrium analysis. In addition, the course covers static analysis of simple trusses, frames, and machines. Also distributed loads, centroids, moments of inertia, and principles of friction will be presented. Design of simple structures in equilibrium is integrated throughout the course.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1081
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Concurrently enrolled in MATH 1082 .

Major Content
1. General Principles
2. Force Vectors
3. Equilibrium of a Particle
4. Force System Resultants
5. Equilibrium of a Rigid Body
6. Structural Analysis
7. Internal Forces
8. Friction
9. Center of Gravity and Centroid
10. Moments of Inertia
11. Design of Simple Frames and Mechanisms

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Analyze rigid bodies in equilibrium
2. Determine centroids and moments of inertia.
3. Design simple structures in equilibrium
4. Analyze structures including frames, machines and trusses
5. Apply concept of dry friction to rigid bodies

Competency 1 (1-6)
None
Competency 2 (7-10)
None

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