Engineering Statics and Dynamics

Course #ME2503

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


Forces and moments, equilibrium equations, statically indeterminate objects, trusses, methods of joints and sections, centroids, composites, rectilinear and plane curvilinear motion, absolute and relative motion, work and energy, virtual work, impulse and momentum, impact, system of particles, rigid body motion, moving frame, plane motion, fixed-axis rotation.


  • MA1115

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles of statics, including forces, moments, and equilibrium equations, and apply them to analyze structures and objects in static equilibrium.
  • Apply methods of analysis for statically indeterminate objects and trusses, including the methods of joints and sections, to solve engineering problems.
  • Calculate centroids and moments of inertia for composite objects and analyze their mechanical properties.
  • Analyze rectilinear and plane curvilinear motion of particles, including absolute and relative motion, using principles of dynamics.
  • Apply concepts of work and energy to analyze mechanical systems and solve engineering problems.
  • Understand and apply the principles of virtual work to analyze and solve problems involving systems in static equilibrium.
  • Analyze impulse and momentum in engineering systems, including systems of particles and rigid bodies.
  • Apply principles of impact to analyze collisions and interactions between objects in motion.
  • Understand and analyze the motion of systems of particles and rigid bodies, including translation and rotation, using principles of dynamics.
  • Analyze plane motion and fixed-axis rotation of rigid bodies, including the application of moving frames and kinematic relationships.
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  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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