Lecture Notes and Exercises on Statics
by Abdulwahab Amrani
Number of pages: 121
Course objectives: To understand and use the general ideas of force vectors and equilibrium of particle and rigid body; To understand and use the general ideas of structural analysis and internal force and friction; To understand and use the general ideas of center of gravity, centroids and moments of inertia.
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