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This course presents a thorough introduction to the relationship between applied loads and the resultant support reactions and internal forces developed in statically determinate members and structures. Topics include classification of force systems, equilibrium equations, support conditions, freebody diagrams, support reactions, truss analysis by the methods of joints and sections, analysis of pinned plane frames, geometric properties of sections, distributed loading, and load, shear force and bending moment diagrams for beams.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Differentiate between scalars and vectors, and perform basic vector operations. 
Draw freebody diagrams of determinate members and/or structures. [1, 2]
Apply the fundamental equations of equilibrium to determine support reactions for plane structures. [1, 2]
Apply Varignons Theorem to calculate a moment, and calculate the moment of a couple. 
Reduce a system of forces and couple moments to an equivalent system 
Utilize the method of sections and method of joints to determine axial forces in pinned plane trusses. [1, 2]
Analyze the forces acting on members of frames, machines and arches comprised of pin connected members [1,2]
Calculate axial forces, shear forces, and bending moments at a section [1,2]
Derive equations for member shear force and bending moment as a function of location [1,2]
Graph shear force and bending moment functions. 
Determine the centroid of a body and apply the parallel axis theorem to calculate moments of inertia [1,2]
Determine the magnitude and location of a resultant force of a pressure loading caused by a fluid [1,2]
Effective as of Fall 2020
CIVL 1020 is offered as a part of the following programs: