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EMA 201 Statics   Robert J. Witt 531 ERB 263-2760 [email protected]             Office Hrs: Wendt  Commons (4th floor)         MF, 9:00 – 10:30 AM, TR,  3:30 – 5:00 PM, 
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In Statics, the right-hand-side of this equation is 0. This is a vector equation (as opposed to a scalar equation); vectors may be unfamiliar to you now, but we’ll spend considerable time discussing them early in the semester. What is Statics? a m F i i = Statics is the study of particle and rigid body structure equilibrium . The starting principle for everything we do (in Statics and Dynamics) is Newton’s Second Law of Motion:
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How does Statics Differ from Physics? The content of a first-semester physics course (mechanics) is similar to the content of Statics and Dynamics. Important differences are: physics books (not just at UW, everywhere) tend to be encyclopedic monsters that try to cover everything (perhaps 20 chapters in one semester) in a first-semester physics course, you get a little statics, a little dynamics, a little thermodynamics and little proficiency in any of these if you are going to be an engineer, you have to be a problem solver; exposure to concepts does not equal proficiency in solving problems. we are going to spend lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of time solving problems. You should care about Statics because…
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EMA 202 dynamics EMA 303, 304 mech of materials advanced dynamics robotics satellite mechanics vibrations advanced mech of materials stress analysis structural engineering machine design finite element analysis EMA 201 statics …Statics is a foundation course for everything else that follows in engineering.
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Statics Textbook Engineering Mechanics: Statics, by Plesha, Gray & Costanzo) A number of you have noticed that the specified ISBN is different from that of available used books.
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