SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 12:44:06 AMENGR 34 Course Outline as of Fall 2004

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Discipline and Nbr:  ENGR 34Title:  STATICS  
Full Title:  Statics
Last Reviewed:2/24/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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A vectorial treatment of the principles of statics with application to engineering problems and an emphasis on common engineering computational tools. Students are required to have a graphing calculator.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A vectorial treatment of the principles of statics with application to engineering problems and an emphasis on common engineering computational tools.
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the students should be able to perform the
following tasks using spreadsheets and scientific calculators when
1.  Find the resultant of any number of concurrent forces in space.
2.  Resolve a force into orthogonal components.
3.  Draw a free-body diagram of a particle (or object) which is in static
4.  Determine and use three-dimensional unit direction vectors to solve
   problems involving the equilibrium of particles in space.
5.  Use of the principle of transmissibility.
6.  Use the vector product to determine the moment of a force about an
7.  Determine the components of a moment vector about three mutually
   perpendicular axes.
8.  Determine the angle formed by two vectors by use of the scalar
   product of the two vectors.
9.  Determine the projection of a vector on a given axis by use of the
   scalar product of two vectors.
10. Determine the component of the moment vector about an arbitrary axis
   by use of the mixed triple product of three vectors.
11. Determine the moment of a force about an arbitrary axis by use of the
   mixed triple product of three vectors.
12. Determine the moment of a couple.
13. Add couples vectorially, and replace a given couple with an equivalent
14. Replace a given force with a couple and a parallel force at a
   different location.
15. Reduce a system of forces to one force and one couple.
16. Determine reactions at supports, and the various types of connections
   for both two- and three-dimensional structures.
17. Recognize and understand how to analyze a two-force body.
18. Recognize and understand the various methods of analysis of a
   three-force body.
19. Solve three-dimensional equilibrium problems.
20. Determine the centroids of areas, lines, volumes, and composite
21. Use of the two theorems of Pappus-Guldinus.
22. Deal with distributed loads on beams, and with distributed
   forces on submerged surfaces.
23. Use the method of joints to analyze the forces in members of simple
   trusses, frames, and machines.
24. Use the method of sections to determine the forces in certain
   members of trusses, frames, and machines.
25. Determine the internal forces and bending moments within structural
26. Determine the relations among load, shear, and bending moment in
   a beam.
27. Draw the shear and bending-moment diagrams for variously loaded
   beams, and be able to locate the position of the maximum bending
28. Explain the laws of dry friction and belt friction, and the concept
   of angle of friction.
29. Solve various practical dry-friction problems relating to simple
   machines, wedges, square-threaded screws, and belts.
30. Determine the moment of inertia, for various simple and composite
31. Use the parallel-axis theorem for both areas and masses.
32. Determine the moment of inertia of a three-dimensional mass, a thin
   plate, and a composite body.
33. Effectively interact with fellow students to solve engineering

Topics and Scope
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1.  Statics of particles in both two and three dimensions.
2.  Equivalent systems of forces on rigid bodies.
3.  Equilibrium of rigid bodies in both two and three dimensions.
4.  Centroids, centers of gravity, and distributed forces.
5.  Analysis of trusses, frames, and machines.
6.  Forces in beams.
7.  Friction.
8.  Moments of inertia.

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1.  Homework:  Approximately 100 problems.
2.  Group Assignments: 0-2 (depends on instructor).
3.  Quizzes, 0-10 (depends on instructor).
4.  Midterm exams: no less than three.
5.  Project:  0-1 (depends on instructor).
6.  Final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
14 - 20%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
65 - 86%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 15%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Hibbeler, Engineering Mechanics Statics, 9th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2001
Merriam, Engineering Mechanics, Volume 1, Statics, 5th Ed., Wiley, 2001

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