Lecture 01 - Lecture 01 01 * General Principles * Basic...

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Statics: Lecture Notes for Sections 1.1-1.6 1 Lecture 01 * General Principles * Basic Concepts, Newton’s Laws * Fundamental Quantities 1 Section 1.1-1.6 MECHANICS, UNITS, NUMERICAL CALCULATIONS & GENERAL PROCEDURE FOR ANALYSIS Today’s Objectives : Students will be able to: a) Identify what is mechanics / statics. b) Work with two types of units. c) Round the final answer appropriately. 2 d) Apply problem solving strategies.
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Statics: Lecture Notes for Sections 1.1-1.6 2 READING QUIZ 1. The subject of mechanics deals with what happens to a body when ______ is / are applied to it. A) magnetic field B) heat C) force B) heat C) forces D) neutrons E) lasers 2. ________________ still remains the basis of most of today’s engineering sciences. 3 A) Newtonian Mechanics B) Relativistic Mechanics C) Greek Mechanics C) Euclidean Mechanics WHAT IS MECHANICS? • Study of what happens to a “thing” (the technical name is BODY ”) when FORCES are applied to it. • Either the body or the forces could be large or small. 4
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Statics: Lecture Notes for Sections 1.1-1.6 3 BRANCHES OF MECHANICS Statics Dynamics Rigid Bodies (Things that do not change shape) Deformable Bodies (Things that do change shape) Incompressible Compressible Fluids Mechanics 5 WHAT MAY HAPPEN IF STATICS IS NOT APPLIED PROPERLY?
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course MATH 101 taught by Professor Duke during the Spring '11 term at University of Ottawa.

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Lecture 01 - Lecture 01 01 * General Principles * Basic...

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