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TAM 210 - Introduction to Statics

Spring 2021

Official Description

Forces, moments, couples; resultants of force systems; equilibrium analysis and free-body diagrams; analysis of forces acting on members of trusses, frames, etc.; shear-force and bending-moment distributions; Coulomb friction; centroids and center of mass; applications of statics in design. Course Information: Credit is not given for both TAM 210 and TAM 211. Prerequisite: PHYS 211; credit or concurrent registration in MATH 241. Class Schedule Information: Meets with TAM 211. A non-standard term course during the first 2/3 of the term. Students must register for one discussion and one lecture section.

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Detailed Course Description

Forces, moments, couples; resultants of force systems; equilibrium analysis and free-body diagrams; analysis of forces acting on members of trusses, frames, etc.; shear-force and bending-moment distributions; Coulomb friction; centroids and center of mass; applications of statics in design. Credit is not given for both TAM 210 and TAM 211. Prerequisite: PHYS 211; credit or concurrent registration in MATH 241. 2 undergraduate hours.

Topics:

Review of vector algebra (2 hr)
Forces, moments, couples (2 hr)
Equilibrium, equipollent systems, resultants, distributed forces (5 hr)
Equilibrium analysis, free-body diagrams, practical examples (6 hr)
Trusses, methods of joint and sections (3 hr)
Multi-force members, shear-force and bending-moment diagrams (4 hr)
Statics and structural design (1 hr)
Coulomb friction, applications (3 hr)
Centroids and center of mass (2 hr)
Hour exams (2)
TOTAL HOURS: 30

ME: Required, although TAM 211 may be substituted.

EM: Not suitable.

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Introduction to StaticsAD236206OD00900 - 0950 T    
Introduction to StaticsAD336207OD01000 - 1050 T    
Introduction to StaticsAD436208OD01100 - 1150 T    
Introduction to StaticsAD536209OD01200 - 1250 T    
Introduction to StaticsAD636210OD01300 - 1350 T    
Introduction to StaticsAD736211OD01300 - 1350 W    
Introduction to StaticsAD838775OD01400 - 1450 W    
Introduction to StaticsAD958234OD01500 - 1550 W    
Introduction to StaticsADA63234OD01600 - 1650 W    
Introduction to StaticsADB63235OD01700 - 1750 W    
Introduction to StaticsAE136212OLC21100 - 1150 M W F    Wayne Chang