EPF Lecture Notes for Sections 1_1-1_6

EPF Lecture Notes for Sections 1_1-1_6 - STATICS Department...

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STATICS University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee CIV ENG 240-201, Lec 401
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MECHANICS, UNITS, NUMERICAL CALCULATIONS & GENERAL PROCEDURE FOR ANALYSIS Today’s Objectives : Students will be able to: a) Explain 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? Study of what happens to a “thing” (the technical name is BODY ”) when FORCES are applied to it. Either the body or the forces can be large or small.
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BRANCHES OF MECHANICS Statics Dynamics Rigid Bodies (Things that do not change shape) Deformable Bodies (Things that do change shape) Incompressible Compressible Fluids Mechanics
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UNITS OF MEASUREMENT (Section 1.2, 1.3) Four fundamental physical quantities (or dimensions) . • Length • Mass • Time • Force
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UNITS OF MEASUREMENT (Section 1.2, 1.3) Newton’s Three Laws of Motion • First Law- at rest tends to stay at rest, unless…
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