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# ch1lecture - STATICS UNITS CALCULATIONS PROBLEM SOLVING...

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STATICS, UNITS, CALCULATIONS & PROBLEM SOLVING 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. d) Apply problem solving strategies.

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WHAT IS MECHANICS?? Either the body or the forces c ould be large or small. Study of what happens to a “thing” (the technical name is body ”) when FORCES are applied to it.
BRANCHES OF MECHANICS S t a t i c s D y n a m i c s R i g i d B o d i e s ( T h i n g s t h a t d o n o t c h a n g e s h a p e ) D e f o r m a b l e B o d i e s ( T h i n g s t h a t d o c h a n g e s h a p e ) I n c o m p r e s s i b l e C o m p r e s s i b l e F l u i d s M e c h a n i c s T y p e t i t l e h e r e

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What may happen if static's is not applied properly?
SYSTEMS OF UNITS (Section 1.3) Four fundamental physical quantities . Length, mass, time, force. One equation relates them, F = m * a We use this equation to develop systems of units Units are arbitrary names we give to the physical quantities.

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