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ENGR 420 Statics

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: MATH 401 and PHYS 411 with grades of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID ENGR 130

This course covers analysis of two and three dimensional force systems for bodies in static equilibrium. Vector and scalar analysis methods address forces acting on rigid bodies, trusses, frames, and machines. Students will calculate internal forces in members and will create shear and bending moment diagrams for beams. Friction problems will include slipping vs tipping. Students will learn methods to calculate centroids and moments of inertia for bodies that are combinations of simple geometric shapes. This course is required for most engineering majors.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1 - REDUCE SYSTEMS OF FORCES TO ONE EQUIVALENT FORCE, OR ONE FORCE AND ONE COUPLE.