Engineering Mechanics: Statics
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Engineering Mechanics: Statics

The Study of Objects in Equilibrium
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4.6 (221 ratings)
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Last updated 8/2018
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This course includes
  • 22.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Solve 2-D and 3-D rigid body equilibrium problems
  • Calculate moments and couple moments using scalars and vectors in 2-D and 3-D
  • Find equivalent systems using forces and moments
  • Analyze trusses and structures using Method of Sections and Method of Joints
  • Understand the difference between static and kinetic friction
  • Calculate an object's center of gravity / centroid using the integration and composite body methods
  • Determine a body's moment of inertia using integration and composite body methods
  • Understand applications of the cross product and the dot product
Requirements
  • All you need to know to get started is a basic understanding of integrals.
Description

What is Statics and how will it help me?

Statics is typically the first engineering mechanics course taught in university-level engineering programs.  It is the study of objects that are either at rest, or moving with a constant velocity.  Statics is important in the development of problem solving skills.  It teaches you to think about how forces and bodies act and react to one another.  You learn how to analyze word problems, pull out the important information and then solve. 

One of the most important aspects of this course is the use of free body diagrams.  Free body diagrams (FBDs) are used endlessly in many engineering courses and this course is where you will perfect your FBD drawing skills. The material and thought processes learned in this class will be of great benefit to you in any other application where you are analyzing relationships between objects and applying math concepts.

Why is this course better than the others?

Have you ever been in a class and been frustrated by the lack of fully-worked examples? This will not be that class.  I understand the frustration - I used to feel the same way.  Because of that, I teach my classes in a way that I would've preferred as a student.  Handwritten notes, simple explanations, and plenty of examples in a variety of difficulty levels.  You will not find PowerPoint slides here. To test your knowledge there are exams.  In case you get stuck, video solutions are provided. I also don't assume you know more than you do - we'll start with the basics and work our way up to more complex material.

What will I learn in this course?

Some of the topics we will cover:

- Vector and scalar operations

- Cartesian vectors

- Projection of a force along a line

- Free body diagrams

- 2-D and 3-D equilibrium for particles and rigid bodies

- Moments of forces

- Couple moments

- Methods of joints and sections

- Centroids

- Moments of inertia

- and more!

What do I need to know before starting?

The typical prerequisites for this class are Physics 1 and Calculus.  We will be using a few derivatives and integrals so you should be familiar with those concepts. We will cover everything else you need.

Is there a recommended textbook?

I, along with most students I've taught, really like the Engineering Mechanics - Statics text by Hibbeler.  If you don't already have a textbook this one would be a great resource, although it is not required for this course.


Why wait? There's no better time than now! Enroll today!

Who this course is for:
  • First and second year engineering students
  • Individuals preparing for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam who need a review of Statics
  • Anyone interested in learning about basic mechanics
Course content
Expand all 116 lectures 22:30:50
+ Chapter 2 - Force Vectors
25 lectures 05:13:20
2.1 Vector Operations
14:51
2.2 Vector Addition of Forces
08:04
2.3 Example 1
10:11
2.4 Example 2
07:08
2.5 Example 3
05:25
2.6 Coplanar Forces - Scalar Notation
09:28
2.8 Example 4
11:46
2.9 Example 5
13:35
2.12 Transverse and Azmuth Angles
16:16
2.13 Example 7
14:54
2.14 Example 8
14:39
2.15 Example 9
13:27
2.16 Position Vectors
13:19
2.17 Example 10
08:21
2.18 Force Directed Along a Line
06:33
2.19 Example 11
12:36
2.20 Example 12
17:53
2.21 Dot Product
14:56
2.22 Example 13
09:52
2.23 Projection Along a Line
09:10
2.24 Example 14
13:00
2.25 Example 15
11:15
+ Exam 1
3 lectures 24:14
Exam 1 Problems and Problem 1 Solution
10:59
Problem 2 Solution
07:31
Problem 3 Solution
05:44
+ Chapter 3 - Particle Equilibrium
7 lectures 01:15:15
3.1 Equilibrium of a Particle
10:42
3.2 2D Force Systems
05:42
3.3 Example 16
09:28
3.4 Example 17
09:53
3.5 Example 18
08:42
3.6 Example 19
16:03
3.7 Example 20
14:45
+ Chapter 4 - Moments
24 lectures 04:15:43
4.1 Scalar Formation of Vectors
15:57
4.2 Example 21
07:41
4.3 Example 22
07:48
4.4 Example 23
10:50
4.5 Cross Product
18:47
4.6 Moment Vector
14:46
4.7 Example 24
11:00
4.8 Example 25
07:11
4.9 Example 26
07:59
4.10 Moment About a Line
10:56
4.11 Example 27
10:22
4.12 Example 28
13:58
4.13 Example 29
12:06
4.14 Couple Moments and Example 30
13:02
4.15 Couple Moments Continued and Examples 31 and 32
14:48
4.16 Example 33
05:35
4.17 Example 34
12:12
4.18 Equivalent systems
08:15
4.19 Example 35
08:52
4.20 Example 36
07:42
4.21 Example 37
04:41
4.22 Equivalent Systems with One Force and Example 38
11:43
4.23 Example 39
09:31
4.24 Example 40
10:01
+ Chapter 5 - Rigid Body Equilibrium
10 lectures 02:16:56
5.1 2-D Rigid Body Equilibrium
21:07
5.2 Example 41
06:52
5.3 Example 42
15:45
5.4 Example 43
13:41
5.5 Example 44
12:04
5.7 3D Rigid Body Equilibrium
17:20
5.8 Example 46
11:31
5.9 Example 47
12:31
5.10 Example 48
14:25
+ Exam 2
3 lectures 22:01
Exam 2 Problems and Problem 1 Solution
07:30
Problem 2 Solution
07:57
Problem 3 Solution
06:34
+ Chapter 6 - Frames and Machines
11 lectures 02:17:48
6.1 Intro to Structures and Method of Joints
07:02
6.2 Example 49
24:19
6.3 Example 50
20:42
6.4 Method of Sections
07:09
6.6 Example 52
10:37
6.7 Frames and Machines
09:09
6.8 Example 53
07:59
6.9 Example 54
18:09
6.10 Example 55
12:24
6.11 Example 56
12:25
+ Chapter 7 - Dry Friction
4 lectures 46:07
7.1 Friction
11:51
7.2 Example 57
11:14
7.3 Example 58
12:08
7.4 Example 59
10:54
+ Chapter 8 - Center of Gravity and Centroids
10 lectures 01:51:55
8.1 Center of Mass and Centroids
19:40
8.2 Example 60
13:29
8.3 Example 61
07:06
8.4 Example 62
10:06
8.5 Example 63
06:52
8.6 Example 64
07:17
8.7 Composite Bodies
05:18
8.8 Example 65
19:16
8.9 Example 66
11:41
8.10 Example 67
11:10