Mechanics 1: Statics

MET 2100 3 Semester Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Semester
Description Introduces the fundamental concepts and principles needed to analyze the mechanical equilibrium of engineering systems. Topics include Newton’s fundamental laws, systems of units, vector operations, forces, mechanical equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, moments of forces, moments of couples, free-body diagrams, 2D and 3D equilibrium of bodies, centers of gravity, centroids, concentrated and distributed loads, analysis of mechanical structures, dry friction, moments of areas and inertia, and an introduction to the concepts and definitions of mechanical work and potential energy.  


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


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There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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