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
What is a vector?
2D Rigid Body Equilibrium
Center of Gravity
Zero force members
Method of joints
Method of Sections
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