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MAE 241 - Lec2

MAE 241 - Lec2

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MAE 241 -StaticsSummer 2011Dr. Konstantinos A. SierrosOffice Hours: M and W 10:30 ±11:30 (263 ESB new add)kostas.sierros@mail.wvu.eduTeaching Blog: http://wvumechanicsonline.blogspot.com
 
C
hapter 2:Force vectors
Objectives
‡To show how to add forces andresolve them into componentsusing the Parallelogram Law‡Cartesian vectors‡Introduce dot product
 
2.1 Scalars and vectors
A
 
 scalar 
is any positive or negative physical quantity that can becompletely specified by its magnitude (eg. length, mass, time)
A
 
vector 
is any physical quantity that requires both a magnitudeand a direction for its complete description (eg. force, moment)

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