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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: Statics
Course Number: ENGR 40
Course Objectives:
  • Engineering 40 students will be able to analyze a typical truss to determine the force in a truss member.
  • Students will be able to draw a free body diagram for a multiforce member and determine reactions.
  • Students will be able to define and apply the fundamental laws of mechanics and calculate resultants.
  • Students will be able to draw free-body diagrams of rigid bodies.
  • Students will be able to apply equations of static equilibrium to two- and three- dimensional problems.
  • Students will be able to determine centroids by integration.
  • Students will be able to expand the usage of equations of static equilibrium to distributed loads and submerged areas.
  • Students will be able to determine internal forces in trusses, frames and machines.
  • Students will be able to analyze systems involving friction such as wedges, belts and screws.
  • Students will be able to use parallel-axis theorem to calculate moment of inertia of structural members.
  • Students will be able to apply principle of virtual work to solve equilibrium problems.