Physics 200: Engineering Mechanics – Statics, is an introduction to equilibrium mechanics. It is the study of the forces required to maintain equilibrium of a rigid body. Vectors, free body diagrams, forces, and moments will be introduced to provide the mathematical framework for setting up equations to solve equilibrium problems in three dimensions. Some applications include analysis of beams, trusses, frames, distributed loads, dry friction, and centroids. This course is generally for students enrolled in the engineering transfer program.
Prerequisites: PHYS 105, MATH 101 or its equivalent with a grade of C or higher, or admission to the Engineering certificate program.