# Statics Tentative Schedule

The following is an approximate schedule of content for the semester.

### Week 1:

- 1.1-1.6: Introduction, Units, gravitational attraction
- 2.1 Scalars and Vectors
- 2.2 Vector Operations
- 2.3 Vector Addition of Forces

### Week 2:

- 2.7 Position Vectors
- 2.8 Force Vector Directed Along a Line
- 2.9 Dot Product

### Week 3:

- 3.1 Condition for the Equilibrium of a Particle
- 3.2 The Free-Body Diagram
- 3.3 Coplanar Force Systems
- 3.4 Three-Dimensional Force Systems

### Week 4:

- 4.1 Moment of a Force - Scalar Formulation
- 4.2 Cross Product
- 4.3 Moment of a Force - Vector Formulation
- 4.4 Principle of Moments
- 4.5 Moment of a Force about a Specified Axis
- 4.6 Moment of a Couple

### Week 5:

- 4.7 Simplification of a Force and Couple System
- 4.8 Further Simplification of a Force and Couple System
**Midterm Exam 1** (covers 1-4.6)

### Week 6:

- 4.9 Reduction of a Simple Distributed Loading
- 5.1 Conditions for Rigid-Body Equilibrium
- 5.2 Free-Body Diagrams
- 5.3 Equations of Equilibrium
- 5.4 Two- and Three-Force Members

### Week 7:

- 5.5 3D Equilibrium: Free-Body Diagrams
- 5.6 Equations of Equilibrium
- 5.7 Constraints and Statical Determinacy
- 6.1 Simple Trusses
- 6.2 The Method of Joints
- 6.3 Zero-Force Members
- 6.4 The Method of Sections

### Week 8:

- 6.5 Space Trusses
- 6.6 Frames and Machines

### Week 9:

**Midterm Exam 2** (covers 4.7-6.6)
- 7.1 Internal Loadings Developed in Structural Members

### Week 10:

- 7.2 Shear and Moment Equations and Diagrams
- 7.3 Relations between Distributed Load, Shear, and Moment

### Week 11:

- 8.1 Characteristics of Dry Friction
- 8.2 Problems Involving Dry Friction
- 8.3 Wedges
- 8.5 Frictional Forces on Flat Belts
- 9.1 Center of Gravity, Center of Mass, and the Centroid of a Body

### Week 12:

- 9.2 Composite Bodies
- 9.3 Theorems of Pappus and Guldinus
- 9.4 Resultant of a General Distributed Loading
- 9.5 Fluid Pressure

### Week 13:

**Midterm Exam 3** (covers 7.1-9.4)
- Thanksgiving

### Week 14:

- 9.5 Fluid Pressure (a little more)
- 10.1 Definition of Moments of Inertia for Areas
- 10.2 Parallel-Axis Theorem for an Area
- 10.3 Radius of Gyration of an Area
- 10.4 Moments of Inertia for Composite Areas
- 10.5 Product of Inertia for an Area
- 10.8 Mass Moment of Inertia

### Week 15:

- 11.1 Definition of Work
- 11.2 Principle of Virtual Work
- 11.3 Principle of Virtual Work for a System of Connected Rigid Bodies

### Week 16:

*Last modified on February 17, 2020 by Archie Paulson
(Madison College, WI)*