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• ### Statics For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As with any branch of physics, solving statics problems requires you to remember all sorts of calculations, diagrams, and formulas. The key to statics...

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• ### Mechanics of Materials For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Students and professional engineers in the mechanical sciences know that mechanics of materials deals extensively with stress on objects — from...

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• ### Checklist for Solving Statics Problems

Solving statics problems can be complicated; each problem requires a list of items to account for and equations to create and solve. Solve statics pro...

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• ### Statics: Developing Shear and Moment Diagrams

Shear and moment diagrams are a statics tool that engineers create to determine the internal shear force and moments at all locations within an object...

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• ### Statics: Computing Submerged Surface Pressures

When working submerged surface problems in statics, remember that all submerged surfaces have a fluid acting upon them, causing pressure. You must com...

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• ### Cartesian Vector Formulas for Solving Statics Prob

In many statics problems, you must be able to quickly and efficiently create vectors in the Cartesian plane. Luckily, you can accomplish your Cartesia...

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• ### Calculating a Region or Load’s Center of Are

The centroid or center of area of a geometric region is the geometric center of an object’s shape. Centroid calculations are very common in stat...

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• ### Statics: How to Calculate a Force’s Moment

In statics, moments are effects (of a force) that cause rotation. When computing equilibrium, you must be able to calculate a moment for every force o...

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• ### Using Mohr’s Circle to Find Principal Stress

Anyone in the mechanical sciences is likely familiar with Mohr‘s circle — a useful graphical technique for finding principal stresses and...

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• ### Formulas for Calculating Stress at a Point

When dealing with mechanics of materials, choosing the correct formula to calculate the stress at a given point can be difficult. Normal and shear str...

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