ENS 207 Engineering Mechanics I: Statics (3 credits)

Basic concepts, vector algebra, forces and moments about a point and a line. Free Body diagrams, equilibrium conditions in two and three dimensions. Plane trusses, frames and machines. Forces in beams and cables. Application of friction in machines. Centroids and moments of inertia of lines, areas, and volumes. Principal axes and principal moments of inertia, Mohr's circle. Three lecture hours plus recitation. Prerequisites: PHY 105 and MAT 162.