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  Statics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Statics is the branch of physics concerned with physical systems in static equilibrium, that is, in a state where the relative positions of subsystems do not vary over time, or where components and structures are at rest under the action of external forces of equilibrium.
When in static equilibrium, the system is either at rest, or moving at constant velocity through its center of mass.
Statics is thoroughly used in the analysis of structures, for instance in architectural and structural engineering.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Statics   (400 words)

 Statics - Introduction
This course is a beginning course in statics, which is a portion of the mechanics of rigid bodies.
Statics is the study of bodies in equilibrium.
For a first course in statics, there are several idealizations that are made which have proven to be very valid in a wide range of applications.
www.personal.psu.edu /faculty/r/c/rce2/mcht111/111intro.html   (3460 words)

 statics STATICS is Easy with Streaming Video!
Since statics, mechanics of materials SI system of units is an absolute system based on the units of time, length, and mass, whereas the U.S. customary system is a gravitational system based on the units of time, length, and force, different approaches are required for the solution of many problems.
In statics, they may involve the analysis of a structure for various configurations and loadings of statics, mechanics of materials structure, or the determination of the equilibrium positions of a given mechanism which may require an iterative method of solution.
Statics is the study of the conditions under which mechanical and other systems remain in a configuration ("state") which does not change with time.
www.yourotherteacher.com /statics-content.html   (5248 words)

 Comparative statics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Comparative statics is the comparison of two different equilibrium states, before and after a change in one of the variables.
Being a study of statics it compares two different unchanging points, once they have changed.
It is one of the primary analytical methods used in economics, where it is very commonly used in the study of changes in supply and demand when analyzing a market.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Comparative_statics   (145 words)

 Describing CS Wiz
For example, an individual demand curve is derived from a comparative statics exercise on the consumer's optimization problem (maximization of utility subject to a budget constraint).
To analyze the comparative statics properties of the model, the numerical value of a single exogenous variable can be changed and the problem resolved.
Comparative statics analysis is completed by simply comparing the initial and new values of the endogenous variable.
www.wabash.edu /econexcel/compstatics/Description/home.htm   (1103 words)

 Alibris: statics
This book presents the foundations and applications of statics by emphasizing the importance of visual analysis of topics--especially through the use of free body diagrams.
Focusing on the fundamentals of material statics and strength, this book presents a non-Calculus-based, elementary, analytical, and practical approach, with example problems that follow the explanation of theory.
This book presents the foundations and applications of statics and mechanics of materials by emphasizing the importance of visual analysis of topics--especially through the use of free body diagrams.
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/statics   (1011 words)

 Shaping Structures: Statics--Overview
The concepts of force, free-body diagrams, static equilibrium in a single direction, tension, and stress are introduced through study of a weight hanging on the end of a wire.
Force vectors and vector addition by means of force parallelograms and tip-to-tail addition are introduced in both numerical and graphical examples, along with static equilibrium of concurrent forces in a plane.
Moments of forces are defined, and the final equation of static equilibrium in a plane is introduced.
www.shapingstructures.com /overview.html   (1080 words)

 Search Results for Statics
Cremona's work in statics is of great importance and gives, in a clearer form, some theorems due to Maxwell.
Geometry he subdivided into geodesy, statics, kinematics, hydrostatics, and optics; astronomy he subdivided into astronomical and geographical tables, and the calendar; arithmetic he subdivided into algebra, and Indian addition and subtraction; music he subdivided into musical instruments.
Imparting geometry, trigonometry, elementary analysis, and statics to adolescent cadets of good family, average attainment, and no commitment to the subjects afforded little stimulus, but the post did permit Laplace to stay in Paris.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Search/historysearch.cgi?SUGGESTION=Statics&CONTEXT=1   (1118 words)

 GeoCenter - SeisUP - Statics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Statics for a shot or geophone are found by replacing the time from surface to bottom of model with a time based upon a user specified replacement velocity.
The shot and geophone statics computed from the correlation picks are applied to the traces to start the next iteration.
The final picks are used to solve a linear system of equations for shot statics, geophone statics, residual normal moveout and structure terms.
www.geocenter.com /seisup/statics.html   (441 words)

 Static Equations in Fluid Mechanics
A barotropic, compressible fluid at rest is governed by the statics equation,
This equation describes the pressure profile in a body of water, or in a manometer.
Note that the equation at the top of the page can still be applied though, as it makes no assumption on the fluid's equation of state.
www.efunda.com /formulae/fluids/fluid_statics.cfm   (176 words)

One of the most common application of torque and force diagrams is in the case of static objects.
If the bottom of the ladder is located 3 meters from the wall and the length of the ladder is 5 meters, find the magnitude and direction of all forces, other than the weight, acting on the ladder.
We note that we have chosen the angle theta such that theta = arctan(3/4) = 37° and we have chosen the rotation axis for calculation of torques to be perpendicular to the plane of the page and passing through the point of contact between the ladder and the floor.
dept.physics.upenn.edu /courses/gladney/mathphys/java/sect4/subsection4_1_5.html   (625 words)

 National Statics Clearinghouse (NSC) Database
A National Statics Clearinghouse (NSC) containing information about, and links to, major publications, pedagogical advances, and course materials related to statics is under construction.
Statics is taught in almost all engineering and engineering technology programs (both 2 and 4-year).
Similarly, there are a number of articles in journals and conference proceedings related to incorporation of design, using case studies and open-ended problems, simulations, physical models, hands-on experiments, and various other active-learning strategies.
www.ndsu.nodak.edu /ndsu/NSC/NSC.htm   (1791 words)

Statics deals equilibrium of stationary bodies and bodies moving at constant velocity.
If there are more than six unknowns then the system is statically indeterminate...
Beams analysis is important in mechanical design because the principles are used in a many mecahincal engineering features including shafts, machine frames, lifting equipment etc. etc..
www.roymech.co.uk /Useful_Tables/Mechanics/Statics.html   (1579 words)

 Comparative Statics Analysis in Economics
Comparative Statics is the determination of the changes in the endogenous variables of a model that that will reusult from a change in the exogenous variables or parameters of that model.
A comparative statics analysis tells how the monopoly price would be affected by changes in the exogenous variables N and y and in the parameters F and c.
Thus in many cases comparative statics results can be established with the combined use of the first order and second order conditions.
www2.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/compstat.htm   (1987 words)

 Physical Education Curriculum for Elementary Education
All static positions are located on a continuum extending from very stable to very unstable.
Partners hold static positions that would be impossible to perform alone because the centre of gravity of each person is outside the base of support.
Statics (hangs) + Rotation While hanging by the hands, students perform rotations around the longitudinal and lateral axis.
www.sasked.gov.sk.ca /docs/physed/physed1-5/ep_statics.html   (4902 words)

 statics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The band was officially christened with The Statics moniker, a name they had originally thought up, and which became even cooler when the band discovered the obscure Fifties garage act Tiny Tony and the Statics.
It was in reality the last gasp of The Statics, but it was also the apex of their popularity.
Side B was the last Statics recording session, minus the Guitar Wolf single track, and plus the Japan Tour and Flaming Burnout tracks, and four more that were unreleased.
www.ripoffrecords.org /bands/statics/staticshistory.htm   (4845 words)

 : Class Statics
Key static constants and methods used by many objects.
Returns the model's title precondition: a Statics object is instantiated.
NOTE: not a static method; must have actual reference to this.
www.cs.ucsb.edu /~mikec/pop_docs/pop/model/Statics.html   (540 words)

 Statics Concept Questions for Enhancing
Developing concept-questions for statics is part of a larger project focused on development, evaluation, and national dissemination of instructional materials for statics.
The questions were used in the fall 1999 semester in two sections of statics at North Dakota State University (enrollments of 50 and 100 engineering students) and one section of 22 engineering technology students at Arizona State University East.
While as instructors we believe that the use of concept questions in engineering problem courses like statics is important, students are harder to convince.
www.ndsu.nodak.edu /instruct/mehta/papers/SCQEL.htm   (2564 words)

 Share and Discover Statics Bio, Pictures, News at BlinkBits.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Introducing Shaping Structures: Statics, the first textbook to teach statics in the context of designing structural form.
By Newton's second law, this situation implies that the net force and net torque (also known as motion) on every subsystem is zero, meaning that for every force bearing upon a member, there must be an equal and opposite force.
Since the time of Paul Samuelson's Foundations of Economic Analysis (1947), the focus has been on "comparative statics", i.e., the comparison of one static equilibrium to another, with little or no discussion of the process of going between them --- except to note the exogenous changes that caused the movement.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/statics   (708 words)

 Equilibrium and Statics
If an object is at rest and is in a state of equilibrium, then we would say that it is at "static equilibrium." "Static" means stationary or at rest.
The above analysis of the forces acting upon an object in equilibrium is commonly used to analyze situations involving objects at static equilibrium.
The most common application involves the analysis of the forces acting upon a sign that is at rest.
www.glenbrook.k12.il.us /gbssci/phys/Class/vectors/u3l3c.html   (1504 words)

A force is a vector quantity and may be represented by a straight line of definite length.
Statics is the study of forces in equilibrium.
Usually, for simplicity, we deal with forces that act in the same plane.
staffweb.itsligo.ie /staff/bmulligan/structures/statics.htm   (708 words)

 Higher Education::Statics: Analysis and Design of Systems in Equilibrium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Statics: Analysis and Design of Systems in Equilibrium, by Sheri D. Sheppard of Stanford University, and Benson H. Tongue, University of California, Berkeley, offers a student-focused approach to Statics.
With a strong emphasis on drawing free body diagrams, use of a structured problem-solving methodology, inclusion of real-world case studies, and robust pedagogy coupled with a truly engaging writing style, reviewers alike have praised this new Statics text.
The text seeks to improve students’ abilities to map their understanding to more realistic engineering situations, enabling them to more effectively break down complex problems into manageable parts, and thus, become more effective engineering students and ultimately, professional engineers.
he-cda.wiley.com /WileyCDA/HigherEdTitle.rdr?productCd=0471372994   (216 words)

 Active Statics
Active Statics is a set of eight highly interactive demonstrations that involve the user in experimentation with the relationship between structural form and forces.
For maximum transparency and creative potential, these demonstrations are based on graphic statics, a body of techniques used by such masters as Antonio Gaudi, Gustave Eiffel, and Robert Maillart to create their structural masterpieces.
These can be learned from Zalewski and Allen, Shaping Structures: Statics (New York, John Wiley and Sons, 1998, ISBN 0-471-16968-4), and from the companion CD-ROM lessons in graphic statics by Joseph Iano (New York, John Wiley and Sons, 1998, ISBN 0-471-28338-X).
acg.media.mit.edu /people/simong/statics/data   (517 words)

 statics - OneLook Dictionary Search
Statics : Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
STATICS : 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
Statics : Eric Weisstein's World of Physics [home, info]
www.onelook.com /?w=statics&ls=a   (224 words)

 fischertechnik Profi Mechanic + Static Set - fischertechnik 93291
The answers to these and other elementary questions form the subject areas of mechanics and statics (stability, struts and braces) are found in the fischertechnik Mechanic + Static building set with 30 different models.
Contains: 500 components and instructions for 30 models, activity booklet, mini motor, switch, battery holder.
Applications (Static): Table, double lad- der, high hunting seat, girder bridge, bridges with underbeam, bridges with upperbeam and crane.
www.fischertechnikdirect.com /_fts_statics.htm   (132 words)

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