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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Feb 23, 2018
Catalog 2017-2018

ENGR& 214 Statics

5 credits
This course emphasizes the proper utilization of vector algebra and free body diagrams to solve problems in engineering statics through the use of Newton’s Laws.  Vectors are used to describe the action of forces and moments acting on particles and rigid bodies, which are fixed in space or undergoing uniform motion.  The six major areas of study are: vector algebra of forces and moments, free body diagrams and equilibria of particles and rigid bodies, centroids and centers of gravity, internal forces of trusses and frames, friction and applications to machines, and moments of inertia.

Prerequisites: PHYS& 221  

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Draw complete free body diagrams (FBD) and write appropriate equilibrium equations for the FBD, including support reactions
  • Solve equilibrium problems through the use of Newton’s Laws
  • Apply the concepts of equilibrium to various structures
  • Calculate moments, centers of mass, and forces for particular structures
  • Apply vector algebra principles to solving statics problems
  • Analyze and solve problems in statics through the logical application of the basic principles of classical mechanics

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 40 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20