Statics involves the study of vector forces, resultants, and moments and their effect on beams, columns, frames, and trusses. Strength of materials includes the study of material properties; tension; compression; shear and bending stresses; and the general mechanical response of materials and members to loads and the environment. This course includes methods of determining centroids and moment of inertia. Lab work includes calculation of force and stress analysis in addition to material testing.
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week
[Course fee: $15]