Engineering Statics ENGR241


Educational Objectives

1. Students will develop proficiency in using free body diagrams.
2. Students will be able to use vector algebra to solve force balance problems.
3. Students will be able to write up clear analyses and communicate them effectively.
4. Students will develop problem solving abilities and will be able to apply the principles of statics to diverse and novel problems and circumstances.


Schaum's outline on Engineering Mechanics, Statics and Dynamics, 5th ed., Nelson, Best, and McLean, McGraw Hill, 1998 (required)
Engineering Mechanics. Statics, 3rd ed., Bedford & Fowler. Prentice Hall, 2002
Vector Mechanics for Engineers. Statics. 8th ed., Beer, Johnston, Eisenberg. McGraw Hill, 2007

Class Policies

There will be 3 in-class tests, weighted equally, and no final.
Homework is due at the beginning of class. Late homework will be derated by 25% for each class day, or part thereof, late. The two lowest scores will be discarded.

Dave Rice, Instructor