Syllabus for Physics Tutorial: Statics

Spring term 2005

**Instructor: **M.R. Stoneking, Assoc. Prof. of Physics

**Text:** *Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics*, Sixth Edition, by
Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1997).

**Schedule:**

Mon. 3/28 Discuss Chapter 1 Introduction

Wed. 3/30 Discuss Chapter 2 Statics of Particles

Mon. 4/4 Discuss Chapter 3 (sections 1-10) Rigid Bodies: Equivalent Systems of Force

Turn in solutions to problems 2.25, 2.28, 2.35, 2.46, 2.99

Wed. 4/6 Discuss Chapter 3 (sections 11-21) Rigid Bodies: Equivalent Systems of Force

Mon. 4/11 Discuss Chapter 4 (sections 1-7) Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies (2D)

Turn in solutions to problems 3.6, 3.12, 3.41, 3.71, 3.92, 3.105

Wed. 4/13 Discuss Chapter 4 (sections 8-9) Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies (3D)

Mon. 4/18 Discuss Chapter 5 (sections 1-9) Distributed Forces (Areas and Lines)

Turn in solutions to problems 4.1, 4.4, 4.43, 4.88, 4.105, 4.129

Wed. 4/20 Discuss Chapter 5 (sections 10-12) Distributed Forces (Volumes)

Mon. 4/25 Discuss Chapter 6 (sections 1-8) Analysis of Trusses

Turn in solutions to problems 5.7, 5.17, 5.46, 5.51, 5.69, 5.96, 5.106, 5.135

Wed. 4/27 Discuss Chapter 6 (sections 9-12) Analysis of Frames and Machines

Mon. 5/2 Discuss Chapter 7 (sections 1-6) Forces in Beams

Turn in solutions to problems 6.1, 6.9, 6.32(a), 6.43, 6.53, 6.81, 6.95, 6.145

Wed. 5/4 Discuss Chapter 7 (sections 7-10) Forces in Cables

Mon. 5/9 Discuss Chapter 8 (sections 1-6) Friction

Turn in solutions to problems 7.5, 7.7, 7.17, 7.29, 7.30, 7.87, 7.89

Wed. 5/11 Discuss Chapter 8 (sections 7-10) Friction

Mon. 5/16 Discuss Chapter 9 (sections 1-10) Distributed Forces: Moments of Inertia of Areas

Turn in solutions to problems 8.4, 8.13, 8.23, 8.38, 8.64, 8.78, 8.121, 8.136

Wed. 5/18 Discuss Chapter 9 (sections 11-18) Distributed Forces: Moments of Inertia of Masses

Mon. 5/23 Discuss Chapter 10 (sections 1-5) Method of Virtual Work

Turn in solutions to problems 9.4, 9.8, 9.16, 9.18, 9.25, 9.35

Wed. 5/25 Discuss Chapter 10 (sections 6-9) Method of Virtual Work

Wed. 6/1 Review

Turn in solutions to problems 10.1, 10.9, 10.21, 10.37

**Exams**: There will be one midterm exam and one final exam.

**Grades:** Grades will be determined on the following basis

Problem solutions 30%

Midterm exam 20%

Final exam 30%

Preparation & participation 20%