An Engineering Statics Outline

 a. Introduction Objective: State Newton's Laws and apply them to the study of statics Objective: tate the importance of drawing a correct Free Body Diagram b. Design Objective: State the three steps of the design process: Conceptual Design, Design Development, and Final Design Objective: Explain the importance of proper statics analysis to the Development phase c. Problem Solving Objective: Illustrate the problem solving process and adopt this process for all problem solution Objective: State the six steps of the problem solving process. Objective: Explain the real-world importance of documenting the solution (i.e.,"showing your work") d. Units Objective: Use unit conversion to manipulate the units provided in a problem statement in order to get the desired output units. Objective: State the base units and abbreviations used in the US and S.I. systems. Objective: State the S.I. prefixes for positive and negative powers of ten up to 10^3. Objective: Recognize and name the letters of the Greek alphabet. e. Forces in Statics Objective: Identify ten kinds of forces (five pairs) Objective: State the importance of correctly identifying loads on a structure. f. Mass vs. Force Objective: State the units of mass and force in the US and S.I. systems Objective: Define the unit kips. Objective: Calculate the force of gravity on an object of a given mass. Objective: Explain the difference between force and mass g. Algebra Review Objective: Solve one equation with one unknown Objective: Solve two equations with two unknowns Objective: Use substitution to solve algebraic equations Objective: Use elimination to solve algebraic equations h. Trigonometry Review Objective: Use the definitions of sin, cos, and tan to find the sides and angles of right triangles Objective: Use the law of sines, law of cosines, and law of tangents to solve polygons Objective: Relate the Pythagorean Theorem to the Law of Cosines i. Geometry Review Objective: Use the principles of parallel lines to find equal, supplementary, and complementary angles. Objective: Given two adjacent interior angles on a triangle, find the exterior angle of the opposite point. Objective: Describe the result when a perpendicular is drawn from the hypotenuse to the opposite vertex. Objective: Explain what is meant by "similar triangles" Objective: Find the measure and sum of the interior and exterior angles on an n-sided polygon. Objective: Find the properties of an arc segment given the radius and included angle j. Significant Digits Objective: State the rules of significant digits. Objective: Given a calculation involving numbers, correctly determine the number significant digits in the result. Objective: Discriminate between measurements and exact numbers. Objective: Discriminate between the rules for significant digits when adding & subtracting, and those when multiplying and dividing. Objective: Discriminate between accuracy and precision