The Static studies the statics of non-deformable bodies. It studies the conditions for which solid bodies (buildings, bridges, dams, cantilevers, trusses, etc) keep their equilibrium position under applied forces. The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the basic principles of solid bodies’ mechanics and its application in the solution of engineering problems. By the end of the course the student must be able to face individually any problem involving the statics of solid bodies to solve it in an efficient, logical and consistent manner. The course seeks to develop the abilities for the solution of basic rigid body problems. Furthermore, through different activities, is expected that the students develop analysis, communication, critical thinking and teamwork abilities.
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