May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

PHYS 234 - Statics (3 credits)


(=ENGR 234 ) (Prereq: PHYS 211 ) Deals with system of forces acting on rigid bodies at rest. The course addresses the finding of resultant forces and torques for various bodies. The covered topics include concentrated and distributed forces, centers of gravity and centroids, moments of inertia, and key principles used in engineering. Special attention is directed to forces in frames, structures, beams, and cables in engineering applications. In mechanical or civil engineering, knowledge of statics is key in the design/analysis of structures that must hold their shape while bearing stress or performing a task. F.