Universitat Politècnica de València
Area of Study
Taught In English
General Physics and First Semester/Quarter Calculus
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
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.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
- 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.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.