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Engineering Mechanics Statics ECS221 A. J. Levy

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Course Structure M,W lecture + F clinic or exam Graded homework (13%) Four class exams (54%) Final exam (33%) Course evaluation
Introduction Primitive concepts Space (coordinate system, length; scalar) Time (definition of event; scalar) Mass (resistance to motion, attraction to the earth; scalar) Force (direct contact, action at-a- distance; vector)

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Idealizations in Mechanics The mass point or particle (position and mass) The rigid body (position, size and mass) The deformable body (position, size, mass and deformability)
Fundamental Principles Parallelogram law for addition of forces (and vectors)

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Fundamental Principles Transmissibility (bodies must be rigid!!!) pushing = pulling =
Fundamental Principles Newton’s first law “Every body continues in a state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed on it.”

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Fundamental Principles

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