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440:221 Intro to Engineering Mechanics: Statics 1 Fall 2011 Based on Textbook Material: Engineering Mechanics Statics, 12 th Edition, R.C. Hibbeler, Pearson 2010. Alberto Cuitino, Po Ting Lin Instructors Arturo Villegas Assistants
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440:221 Lectures School of Engineering, Fall 2011 Topics to be covered • What is equilibrium? • How do we find the forces that make a system to be in equilibrium? • What is a Free Body Diagram (FBD)? • How do we deal with cables, springs and pulleys? 2
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440:221 Lectures School of Engineering, Fall 2011 Equilibrium 3 Σ F Free Body Diagram What Forces?
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440:221 Lectures School of Engineering, Fall 2011 Free Body Diagrams are one of the most important things for you to know how to draw and use. What ? - It is a drawing that shows all external forces acting on the particle. Why ? - It is key to being able to write the equations of equilibrium—which are used to solve for the unknowns (usually forces or angles). The what, why and how of a Free Body Diagram (FBD)
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440:221 Lectures School of Engineering, Fall 2011 How ?
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course ENGINEERIN 221 taught by Professor Cuitino during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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Lecture+05 - 440:221 Intro to Engineering Mechanics:...

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