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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
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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)
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Fundamental Principles Parallelogram law for addition of forces (and vectors)
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Fundamental Principles Transmissibility (bodies must be rigid!!!) pushing = pulling =
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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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