StaticsHours: 3 0 3

Basic concepts of scalars and vectors, Newton’s laws, units, problem-solving in statics. Force Systems: Force, rectangular components, moment, couple, resultants, force systems in 3-D. Equilibrium: System isolation and the free-body diagram, equilibrium conditions in 2-D and 3-D. Structures: Plane trusses, method of joints, method of sections, space trusses, frames and machines. Distributed Forces: Center of mass, centroids of lines, areas, and volumes, composite bodies and figures. Beams: External effects, internal effects, flexible cables. Friction: Introduction, types of friction, dry friction, wedges. Virtual Work: Introduction, work, equilibrium.

Pre-requisites: PH103Co-requisites: None

Hours: XYZ where X = Lecture, Y = Lab, Z = Credit
All hours are per week.
3 Lab hours constitute 1 credit hour
1 credit hour implies 1 lecture of 50mins per academic week. 16 weeks in total.
Pre-Requisite courses are courses required to be completed before this course may be taken
Co-Requisite courses are courses required to be taken along with this course

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