Statics for Engineering Technology

14 weeks Course


This course applies vector algebra and trigonometry to the analysis of statically determinate structures for civil, architectural and mechanical studies. Students will utilize Newtonian physics and mechanics of rigid bodies to apply the concepts of static equilibrium and free body diagram. These are used to analyze two-dimensional structural elements and the loads applied on them. The structural elements are idealized as simple beams, frames, cantilevered beams and trusses carrying point, uniformly distributed and linearly varying loads.

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Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.