Universitat Politècnica de València

Course Description


The engineering of mankind's superstructure marǀels all started with the basic statics of equilibrium (Newtons first law). This introductory course on statics (required of most engineering and architecture programs) includes topics of force decomposition, equilibrium of force systems, friction, centroids, moments of inertia, cables, beams, fluid statics, and work.


This first course in traditional engineering wil provide a solid understanding of Newtons First Law (Static Equilibrium) with problem solving applications in the fields of Engineering and/or Architecture.


- Significant introduction to the formulation and solution of engineering problems.

- Effectively communicate legible problem solutions to be understood by engineers in and out of their specific discipline.

- A thorough knowledge of the properties of forces, moments, couples, and resultants.

- Ability to apply concepts of forces/moments/couples/and resultants to the isolation of rigid bodies and the solution of engineering problems involving equilibrium.

- Ability to analyze the effect of distributed force systems including the calculation of centroids and moments of inertia.

- Ability to analyze the effect of dry friction in typical engineering problems.


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  • Host University

    Universitat Politècnica de València

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    General Physics and First Semester/Quarter Calculus

    Hours & Credits

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  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

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