Exam 1 Learning Objectives

# Exam 1 Learning Objectives - ME 270 LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF...

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ME 270 LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF EXAM 1 Topic Area 1: Fundamentals 1. Newton’s Laws 2. Vector algebra (addition and subtraction) 3. Vector components, direction angles, direction cosines 4. Position, unit and force vectors 5. Dot Product (angle between two vectors, projection of a vector) 6. Cross Product (unit vector normal to a plane) 7. Moment about a point 8. Moment about a line Topic Area 2: Equivalent Systems 1. Determination of the resultant of concurrent forces 2. Force couples 3. Equivalent force-couple systems Topic Area 3: Static Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies 1. Free body diagrams (FBDs), and reaction forces and moments 2. Equilibrium of a particle 3. 2-D static equilibrium of rigid bodies (planar force systems) 4. 3-D static equilibrium of rigid bodies 5. Static indeterminacy and partial constraints

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Topic Area 4: Trusses 1. Free body diagrams (overall, joints, and sections) 2. Newton’s Third Law 3. Method of joints 4. Method of sections 5. Zero-force members (be able to demonstrate this
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## This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course ME 270 taught by Professor Murphy during the Summer '08 term at Purdue.

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Exam 1 Learning Objectives - ME 270 LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF...

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