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PHY-141 Mechanics I (Statics)

3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours tutorial, 3 credits

This course is an introduction to engineering mechanics for students planning to transfer into a University engineering program. The course introduces a methodology for analysis of forces and moments acting on, or within, rigid bodies, structures and machines that are in static equilibrium. Topics include conditions of equilibrium and applications to particles and rigid bodies; analysis of structures, including beams, trusses and arches; bending moment and shear force diagrams for beams; dry friction.


  • C in MAT 181 and MAT 133.
  • Corequisite: MAT 182.

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