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Table of Contents
|Setting the Stage for Statics|
|Using Statics to Describe the World around You|
|A Quick Mathematics Refresher|
|Working with Unit Systems and Constants|
|Your Statics Foundation: Vector Basics|
|Viewing the World through Vectors|
|Using Vectors to Better Define Direction|
|Vector Mathematics and Identities|
|Turning Multiple Vectors into a Single Vector Resultant|
|Breaking Down a Vector into Components|
|Forces and Moments as Vectors|
|Applying Concentrated Forces and External Point Loads|
|Spreading It Out: Understanding Distributed Loads|
|Finding the Centers of Objects and Regions|
|Special Occasions in the Life of a Force Vector: Moments and Couples|
|A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words (Or At Least a Few Equations): Free-Body Diagrams|
|Anatomy of a Free-Body Diagram|
|The F.B.D.: Knowing What to Draw and How to Draw It|
|Simplifying a Free-Body Diagram|
|A Question of Balance: Equilibrium|
|Mr. Newton Has Entered the Building: The Basics of Equilibrium|
|Taking a Closer Look at Two-Dimensional Equilibrium: Scalar Methods|
|Getting Better Acquainted with Three-Dimensional Equilibrium: Vector Methods|
|Statics in Action|
|Working with Trusses|
|Analyzing Beams and Bending Members|
|Working with Frames and Machines|
|A Different Kind of Axial System: Cable Systems|
|Those Darn Dam Problems: Submerged Surfaces|
|Incorporating Friction into Your Applications|
|The Part of Tens|
|Ten Steps to Solving Any Statics Problem|
|Ten Tips for Surviving a Statics Exam|
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