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Engineering Statics

AthlantarAthlantar Registered User regular
edited October 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey,

Im in a statics and dynamics course and Im realizing i dont know entirely whats going on.

I've spent afew hours studying my books and examples, and things are slowly coming together. I've got cross products all figured out and how they help calculate moments. Im just confused by equivelent force and moment systems work.

Does anybody know of any websites or online resources that have detailed and somewhat easy to follow information on this sort of stuff?

Thanks alot all.

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  • BlochWaveBlochWave Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    A)Ask your professor
    B)Seek tutoring

    No online aid can beat those.

    Failing that I have a physics degree and could probably help

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  • GanluanGanluan Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I took the same class while getting my degree, and the best way I found to understand the problems was to go over the examples. The book I had (I think it was called Engineering Mechanics) included a LOT of examples for each section, and going over each one carefully to see how everything was derived really helped.

    The big thing with statics is that you're usually working out what will cause the system to "break even", so it's really just solving an equation with whatever formulas/methods at your disposal.

    One other thing you can try is searching for the class name with words like "examples" or "study materials". I used to do this to find other school's sites that included examples from different books and from a different viewpoint, and that can really help if something in particular is confusing you.

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  • BlochWaveBlochWave Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Oh, and check out www.cramster.com and look up your book, for the free membership you get lots of worked out examples

    Don't use them to cheat of course, but don't ever let a problem beat you, be it homework or random example. Don't shy away from asking for help either, get your money's worth from your prof!

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  • AthlantarAthlantar Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Thanks for all the help, I had a moment (pun intended) yesterday and it all came together in my mind. Something just wasn't clicking, but it's all working for me now. Weird how that happens :P

    Thanks again

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