• Course level: Beginner


Statics is the most fundamental course in Mechanics.

In this Statics course, you will learn the conditions under which an object or a structure subjected to time-invariant (static) forces is in equilibrium – i.e. the conditions under which it remains stationary or moves with a constant velocity-.

You will also learn how to calculate the reaction forces as well as the internal forces experienced throughout the structure so that later you can properly design and size the foundation and the members of the structure to assure the structure’s safety and serviceability.

This course is suitable for learners with an interest in different Engineering disciplines such as civil engineering, architecture, mechanical engineering, aerospace.

Non-engineering disciplines may also find the course very useful, from archaeologists who are concerned about the stability of their excavation sites to dentists interested in understanding the forces transmitted through dental bridges, to orthopedic surgeons concerned about the forces transmitted through the spine, or a hip or knee joint.


What Will I Learn?

  • Understanding Forces and Moments
  • Equivalent Systems of Forces and Equilibrium
  • Stability and Static Determinacy
  • Trusses
  • Area properties and Moments of Inertia
  • Internal Force Diagrams
  • Static Analysis of a Structure

Topics for this course

91 Lessons


Intro and Newton’s Laws, Scalers, and Vectors00:00:00
Vector Language, Intro to Vector Addition00:00:00
The Triangle Rule for Adding Vectors to Find a Resultant00:00:00
Vector Addition, Triangle Rule, and Cartesian and Vector Notation00:00:00
2D Find Resultant Vectors, Triangle Rule, Cartesian Components00:00:00
Finding Vector Components in Non-Orthogonal Systems00:00:00
Most Missed Topic in Statics, Cartesian Coordinates00:00:00
Intro to 3D Vectors, Deriving Blue Triangle Equations00:00:00
Drill Problems Practicing Blue Triangle Problems00:00:00
Directional Cosines for 3D Vectors and Components00:00:00
Finding 3D Vectors When Given Coordinates00:00:00
Statics About a Particle, 3D Resultant of Vector Forces00:00:00
Using Scaler Equations to Solve for 2 Unknowns00:00:00
Proving There’s no Such Thing As Straight Strings00:00:00
Equilibrium of a Particle, 2D Forces Around a Pulley00:00:00
2D Equilibrium of a Particle With Springs00:00:00
2D Statics on a Particle, Multiple Free Body Diagrams00:00:00
3D Statics About a Particle, Calculating Unit Vectors00:00:00
3 Equations and Unknowns, 3D Vectors00:00:00
Introduction to Moments rXF, Torque00:00:00
2D Moment About a Point, 2 Methods00:00:00
2D Min Max Moment Calculation00:00:00
3D Moment About a Point and rXF Example00:00:00
Moment About a Specified Axis00:00:00
Moment of a Couple in 3D00:00:00
Statics: Exam 1 – Review Summary00:00:00
Statics: Exam 1 Review Problem 1, 3D Vector Addition00:00:00
Statics: Exam 1 Review Problem 2, 2D Forces on a Particle00:00:00
Statics: Exam 1 Review Problem 3, 3D Statics on a Particle00:00:00
Statics: Exam 1 Review Problem 4, 2D Moment Example00:00:00
Statics: Exam1 Review Problem 5, 3D rXF Moment Example00:00:00
Equivalent Systems Simplification, Burrito Force!00:00:00
Equivalent Systems, Further Simplification00:00:00
2D Reaction at Supports, Example Problem00:00:00
3D Reaction Forces Illustrated00:00:00
System Equilibrium, 2D Reactions at the Supports00:00:00
Fixed Support 2D Reaction Force Problem00:00:00
2D Reactions at the Supports With a Pulley00:00:00
Tipping Problem, Reactions in 2D00:00:00
3D Equilibrium of a Rigid Body, 6 Equations00:00:00
I Need Your Help! Thank You All!00:00:00
3D Reaction Force Problem, Rigid Body Equilibrium00:00:00
Intro to Trusses, Frames, and Machines00:00:00
Trusses, Method of Joints00:00:00
Trusses, The Method of Sections00:00:00
Trusses, How to Find a Zero Force Member, Method of Joints00:00:00
Trusses, Method of Sections, Truss Tips and Tricks00:00:00
Truss Problem, The Combo Problem00:00:00
Frame Problem with 2 (Two) Force Members00:00:00
More Difficult Frame Problem00:00:00
Machine Problem, You Must Know How to do This!00:00:00
Pulley Palooza Problems00:00:00
Statics: Exam 2 Review Summary00:00:00
Statics: Exam 2 Review Problem 1; Equivalent Systems00:00:00
Statics: Exam 2 Review Problem 2; 2D Reaction Forces00:00:00
Statics: Exam 2 Review Problem 3; 3D Reaction Example00:00:00
Statics: Exam 2 Review Problem 4; Truss Combo Method00:00:00
Statics: Exam 2 Review Problem 5; Frame Example00:00:00
Intro to Centroids, Where is the Center of Texas?00:00:00
Intro to Centroid by Calculus Method, Flip the Strip Method00:00:00
Centroids by Calculus Example Problem00:00:00
Very Challenging Centroid by Calculus Problem00:00:00
Intro, Centroids by Composite Shapes, Table Method00:00:00
Centroid Using Composite Shapes, Center of Area00:00:00
Centroid of a Volume, Table Method00:00:00
Centroid of Mass, Body with Different Densities00:00:00
The Theorem of Pappus Guldinus, Volume and Surface Area00:00:00
Distributed Loads Using Centroids00:00:00
Introduction to Internal Forces, M N V00:00:00
Internal Forces M, N, V on a Frame Problem00:00:00
Shear Moment Diagram, The Graphic Method00:00:00
Shear Moment Diagram Problem with Moments00:00:00
Shear Moment Diagram, The Equation Method00:00:00
Friction is Fun, Box on an Incline00:00:00
Friction Slipping Tipping Problem00:00:00
Friction on Wedges and Screws00:00:00
Challenging Friction Wedge Problem with Roller00:00:00
Belt Friction Example Problem00:00:00
Statics: Exam 3 Review Summary00:00:00
Statics: Exam 3 Review Problem 1, Centroid Composite Shape00:00:00
Statics: Exam 3 Review Problem 2, Centroid by Calculus00:00:00
Statics: Exam 3 Review Problem 3, Theorem of Pappus Guldinus00:00:00
Statics: Exam 3 Review Problem 4, Internal Forces M, N, V00:00:00
Statics: Exam 3 Review Problem 5, Shear Moment Diagram Example00:00:00
Statics: Exam 3 Review Problem 6, Simple Friction is Fun00:00:00
Statics: Exam 3 Review Problem 7, Friction Slipping Tipping00:00:00
Statics: Exam 3 Review Problem 8, Friction Wedge Example00:00:00
Introduction to Area Moment of Inertia00:00:00
Parallel Axis Theorem, Area Moment of Inertia00:00:00
Moment of Inertia, Composite Shape Method00:00:00
Area Moment of Inertia, Calculus Method00:00:00
45 £

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