EM121
Statics & Mechanics of Materials I

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Catalog Description: (Prerequisites - MA 111) Covers two- and three-dimensional force systems, equilibrium, structures, distributed forces, and strength and elastic deflection of engineering materials due to loads applied axially. Emphasizes free-body diagrams.


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Note that reading assignments are to be done before class on the day listed. This schedule is subject to change. Last update on .

Date LE Topic Reading Assignment HW Set Stuff Due/Notes
Sep 1 LE1 Introduction 1.1-1.7
Sep 2 LE2 2D Vectors 2.1-6 HW 1: 2-36, 41, 49
Sep 5 LE3 3D Vectors 2.5-6 HW 2: 2-39, 46, 56
Sep 6 LE4 FBDs & 2D Particle Equilibrium 3.1-4 HW 3: 3-5 ,9, 12 HW 1
Sep 8 LE5 FBDs & 2D Particle Equilibrium 3.1-4 HW 4: 3-10, 3-14, 3-15 HW 2
Sep 9 LE6 FBDs & 3D Particle Equilibrium 3.1-4 HW 5:3-21, 3-37, 3-38 HW 3
Sep 12 LE7 Tension, Compression, and Shear 4.1-2 HW 6: 4-3, 4-4, 4-9 HW 4
Sep 13 LE8 Stresses on Inclined Planes 4.3 HW 7: 4-22, 4-24, 4-30 HW 5
Sep 15 LE9 Stress-Strain Relationships 4.4-5 HW 8: 4-53 (a, c, e, & f) HW 6
Sep 16 LE10 Thermal Strain and Axial Deformation 4.4-5 HW 9: 4-56, 4-58, 4-62, 4-65 (a) (b) (d) HW 7
Sep 19 LE11 Stress-Strain Revisited, Statically Indeterminant Systems 4.4-4.5, 4.8-9 HW 10: 4-74, 4-83 HW 8
Sep 20 LE12 Allowable Stress, Factor of Safety 4.10-11 HW 11: 4-85, 4-86 HW 9
Sep 22 LE13 Factor of Safety 4.10-11 HW 12: 4-99, 4-96, 4-101 HW 10
Sep 23 LE14 Exam 1 - LE 1-10 Only calculators and provided equation sheet allowed Exam Day - No Problems!
Sep 26 LE15 Moment about a Point 5.4 HW 13: 5-2, 5-7, 5-22 HW 11
Sep 27 LE16 Couples 5.5 HW 14: 5-43, 5-45, 5-47 HW 12
Sep 29 LE17 Center of Gravity/Mass and Centroids 5.7-8 HW 15: 5-71, 5-77, 5-81 HW 13
Sep 30 LE18 Centroids by Composite Bodies 5.9 HW 16: 5-94, 5-97, 5-102 HW 14
Oct 3 LE19 Distributed Loads 5.1 HW 17: 5-110, 5-113, 5-117 HW 15
Oct 4 LE20 Assign Project Please bring your laptops to class today. Project Work Day 1 - No Problems! HW 16
Oct 6-7 Fall break: No class!
Oct 10 LE21 Drawing FBDs 6.1-2 HW 17
Oct 11 LE22 Exam 2 - LE 11-19 Exam Day - No Problems!
Oct 13 LE23 FBDs for rigid body supports 6.1-2 HW 18: 6-2, 6-5, 6-6, 6-10 HW 17
Oct 14 LE24 Equilibrium in 2D 6.3 HW 19: 6-14, 6-15, 6-21
Oct 17 LE25 2D Equilibrium; 2-Force Members 6.3 HW 20: 6-20, 6-25 HW 18
Oct 18 LE26 3D Equilibrium 6.7 HW 21: 6-102 HW 19
Oct 20 LE27 3D Equilibrium 6.7 HW 22: 6-103 HW 20
Oct 21 LE28 Project work day HW 21
Oct 24 LE29 Friction, Impending motion 6.8 HW 23: 6-111, 6-117, 6-119 HW 22
Oct 25 LE30 Friction, Slip/tip 6.8, 6.10 HW 24: 6-124, 6-149
Oct 27 LE31 Analysis of Frames and Machines 6.4 HW 25: 6-44, 6-46 HW 23
Oct 28 LE32 Analysis of Frames and Machines 6.4 HW 26: 6-50, 6-51 HW 24
Oct 31 LE33 Analysis of Frames and Machines 6.5 HW 27: 6-54, 6-56 HW 25
Nov 1 LE34 Statically Indeterminate Systems 6.6 HW 28: 6-69, 6-73 HW 26
Nov 3 LE35 Statically Indeterminate Systems 6.6 HW 27
Nov 4 LE36 Exam 3 - LE 20-32 Exam Day - No Problems!
Nov 7 LE37 Trusses: Method of Joints HW 29: 6-82, 6-83 HW 28
Nov 8 LE38 Trusses: Method of Sections HW 30: 6-86
Nov 9 Link contest! Remember, there will be prizes!
Nov 10 LE39 Buffer day HW 29
Nov 11 LE40 Course Review Review Day - No Problems! HW 30
TBA Final Exam Check your schedule for the appropriate room