# Vector Statics (ME 2141)

In this course, students learn how to analyze systems that are in equilibrium. The majority of ME 2141 deals with vector statics.

** Introduction to Engineering Mechanics **

** What does statics deal with? **

** What is a particle? **

** All about forces **

** Particle equilibrium **

** What is a vector? **

** Vector operations **

** Moments **

** Couples **

** Support Reactions **

** 2D Rigid Body Equilibrium **

** Center of Gravity **

** Centroid **

** Trusses **

** Simple Trusses **

** Zero force members **

** Method of joints **

** Method of Sections **

** Frames **

** Machines **

** Vector Statics: Distributed Forces **

** Vector Statics: Dry Friction **

** Vector Statics: 3D Particle Equilibrium - Introduction **

** Vector Statics: 3D Particle Equilibrium - Finding components using direction cosines **

** Vector Statics: 3D Particle Equilibrium - Finding components using two angles **

** Vector Statics: 3D Particle Equilibrium - Using unit vectors **

Note: The following lecture series was recorded when Cal Poly Pomona was on a quarter system and only covers topics from vector statics (formerly "ME 214: Vector Statics").**Zip file containing the course syllabus and other documents discussed in the videos.****Lecture 1 - Introduction: Forces in a plane, vectors | 2D components of vectors**

**Lecture 2 - Equilibrium of a particle (2D) | Free-body diagram (FBD)**

**Lecture 3 - Forces in space**

**Lecture 4 - Equilibrium of a particle (3D)**

**Lecture 5 - Vector product & applications | Moment about a point**

**Lecture 6 - Scalar product & applications | Moment about an axis**

**Lecture 7 - Couples**

**Lecture 8 - Equivalent systems**

**Lecture 9 - Rigid body equilibrium (2D)**

**Lecture 10 - Two & three force members**

**Lecture 11 - Rigid body equilibrium (3D)**

**Lecture 12 - Trusses, method of joints**

**Lecture 13 - Method of sections**

**Lecture 14 - Frames | Machines**

**Lecture 15 - Dry friction**

**Lecture 16 - Wedges, belts**

**Lecture 17 - Centroids, composite plates | Direct integration**

**Lecture 18 - Distributed loads, centroid of a volume**

**Lecture 19 - Moment of inertia**

**Lecture 20 - Parallel axis theorem**