MET201 Statics

This is a basic course in statics. The main objective of this course is to provide student with a basic understanding of the principles of statics. Topics such as resultant of a force, equilibrium of forces, moments, couples, analysis of simple trusses, centroids, center of gravity, moments of inertia and friction are covered in this course. Applications of the theoretical concepts are covered in the required laboratory. Note: Students completing this course cannot receive credit for CON 106. Prerequisite(s): MTH 130 and PHY 135 Corequisite(s): MET 201L Credits: 3 (2,2)

Topics covered:

  • Principles of Statics
  • Moment of a Force and Couples
  • Coplanar Force Systems
  • Equilibrium of a Rigid Body
  • Indeterminate Reactions & Constraints
  • Analysis of Trusses by Method of Joints and Sections
  • Friction, Laws and Applications
  • Centroids and First Moments of Areas and Lines
  • Moments of Inertia of Areas