Statics is a branch of the science of mechanics that deals with bodies at rest. The course focuses on the following basic concepts: force and force systems; coplanar force systems; concurrent force systems; spatial force systems; and their combinations. For various force systems, two key issues will be emphasized: the resultant of a force system and the equilibrium of a force system. The concepts of moment of a force and torque will then be discussed. In addition, the concepts of centroids, centers of mass and moments of inertia will be presented. A special type of force, frictional force, will be discussed. Application examples to engineering and technical areas will be demonstrated.
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