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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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EGR 250 Statics

Fall Semester

The course emphasizes the proper utilization of vector algebra and free body diagrams to solve problems in engineering statics. Vectors are used to describe the action of forces and moments acting on particles (point masses) and rigid bodies, which are fixed in space or undergoing uniform motion. The course begins with a description of how the topic of Statics fits into the broad picture of the engineering curriculum, and more particularly, the area known as engineering mechanics. The course then moves into six major areas of study: (1) vector algebra of forces and moments, (2) free body diagrams and equilibria of particles and rigid bodies, (3) centroids and centers of gravity, (4) internal forces in trusses and frames, (5) friction and applications to machines, and (6) moments of inertia. The course may also include a team project involving the design, build and test (to failure) of a load-supporting structure subject to a given set of design constraints. 2 lecture hours. 3 laboratory hours. Prerequisite: 2.0 or higher in both MAT 172  and PHY 160 .

3 credit hours