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Applied Statics
Course: CON221

First Term: 2022 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Emphasis on response of bodies to the action of forces. Elementary analytical and practical approach to the principles and physical concepts of statics, focuses on mastery of basic principles of trigonometry, application of vectors and forces, and moments, with analysis of basic structures and structural components, trusses, shear and moment diagrams, centroids, and moments of inertia.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Apply basic geometry and trigonometry. (I)
2. Apply the basic principles of statics in vectors and forces. (II)
3. Compute the methods of vector addition, vector subtraction, and the dot and cross products in the solution of problems of equilibrium. (III, IV, VI)
4. Compute the reaction forces in two and three dimensional equilibrium. (IV, V)
5. Apply moment and moment direction around a point. (IV, V, VI)
6. Compute the impacts of forces, loads and supports to particles, rigid bodies, beams and other structural members. (V)
7. Analyze trusses, their impacting forces and their joints and sections methods. (VII, VIII)
8. Compute the impact of loads on beams and calculation of reactions. (IX)
9. Calculate centroids of geometrical and composite figures in two and three dimensional space. (X)
10. Calculate area and mass moments of inertia in two and three dimensional space. (XI)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Basics of geometry and trigonometry
   A. Areas
   B. Fundamentals of triangles
II. Introduction to Statics and its basic principles
   A. Systems of measurement
   B. Dimensional analysis
   C. Newton`s four laws
III. Force systems
   A. Vector and scalar quantities
   B. Vector addition and subtraction
   C. Vector resolution and components
IV. Particle equilibrium
   A. Conditions of particle equilibrium
   B. Equilibrium in two dimensions
V. Equivalent force systems involving moments
   A. Moment of a force, scalar and vector
   B. Moment of a couple
   C. Simplification of coplanar force systems
   D. Simplification of three dimensional force systems
VI. Rigid body equilibrium
   A. Equations of equilibrium in two dimensions
   B. Equations of equilibrium in three dimensions
   C. Support reactions in equilibrium
VII. Analysis of structures
   A. Analysis of trusses
   B. Frame analysis
   C. Machines
VIII. Internal forces
   A. Internal forces in structure members
   B. Shear and bending moment in beams
   C. Relation between load, shear, and bending moment
IX. Friction
   A. Characteristics of dry friction
   B. Friction on bearings and disks
   C. Friction of flat belts
   D. Rolling friction
X. Centroids and center of gravity
   A. System of particles
   B. Composite bodies
   C. Distributed forces
XI. Moments of inertia
   A. Area moment of inertia
   B. Mass moment of inertia
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 22, 2021

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