Introduction to statics
Understand Mechanics from scratch: the one statics course you need to get started with engineering statics and mechanics.
1 intro
1.1 what is mechanics
1.2 length, mass & time
1.3 velocity & acceleration
2.1 Newton's 1st law
2.2 Newton's 2nd law
2.3 Newton's 3rd law
3.1 Equilibrium of a particle
3.2 Froce components
3.3 Equilibrium of a body
4.1 Weight
4.2 Reaction forces & Friction
4.3 SUPPORTS
4.4 Free Body Diagram
Free Body Diagram
Statics is the backbone of all mechanical engineering disciplines
In this course, we will go from understanding very basic concepts of physics like time, length, and mass step by step through studying motion and working with forces and force components to understanding the equilibrium of particles and bodies.
After finishing the course you will be able to isolate mechanical subsystems and represent them with their free body diagram including the external forces acting on them and the reactions of the supports.
the following concepts will be discussed in the course:
Section one: The fundamentals
What is mechanics
The building blocks of mechanics: Time, length and mass
Motion: Position, velocity and acceleration
Section two: Newton Laws
Newtons first law: What is there is no force?
Newton's second law: What if there is a force?
Newton's third law: What happens to objects that apply force?
Equilibrium and working with forces
Force
Weight
Equilibrium of a particle
Breaking forces into their components, working with a force as a vector
The Moment of a force
Equilibrium of a body
Reactions and FBD
Reaction of smooth and rough surfaces
Friction
Reactions of supports
Smooth and rough surfaces
Roller supports,
Pinned connections
Fixed connections
Sliding supports
Free body diagram FBD
Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?
Basic algebra
don't worry about anything else, we will explain everything as we go
Who this course is for?
High school students looking to understand statics and mechanics
Beginner students of engineering statics and mechanics
Non-engineers interested in engineering