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.
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
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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