ES 2110 Statics

Statics is the study of vector mechanics of particles and rigid bodies in static equilibrium. Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 2200. (3 credits)


3 credits

Transfer Status

Equivalent to UW.

Major Topics

  • Vector analysis
  • Equilibrium
  • Moments of inertia
  • Method of joints and sections
  • Frames and machines
  • Distributed Loads
  • Centroids and center of mass
  • Friction
  • Shear force and bending moments


In order to successfully complete this course, the student will:

Apply vector analysis techniques to solve equilibrium problems.

Apply the methods of joints and sections to find forces in members of trusses.

Apply the theory of dry friction to solve problems involving impending motion and wedges.

Apply the concepts of centroids, center of mass, and moment of inertia to lines, areas, and volumes.

Analyze shear and bending moments in beams with discrete and distributed loads.