This page provides a set of links to **notes **(with **example problems)** and **equation sheets** in elementary statics (often referred to as engineering mechanics – statics). The topics covered are those typically covered in a statics course in engineering curricula.

**References**

- R.C. Hibbeler, Engineering Mechanics – Statics, 10th Edition, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004.
- F.B. Beer and E.R. Johnston, Jr., Vector Mechanics for Engineers – Statics, 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 1977.

**Notes with Example Problems**

- Scalars and Vectors
- Parallelogram Law of Vector Addition
- Vector Components and Vector Addition in Two Dimensions
- Vector Components and Vector Addition in Three Dimensions
- Position Vectors, Unit Vectors, and Forces Acting Along Lines
- Dot (Scalar) Product of Two Vectors
- Static Equilibrium of a Particle in Two and Three Dimensions
- Moments of Forces and the Cross Product of Two Vectors
- Moment of a Force about an Axis
- Force Couples
- Equivalent Force Systems
- Centroids of Areas
- Equivalent Force Systems for Distributed Loads
- Static Equilibrium of a Rigid Body
- Truss Analysis in Two Dimensions
- Frames and Machines in Two Dimensions
- Internal Forces in Structural Members
- Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams
- Dry Friction
- Moments of Inertia of Areas

**Equation Sheets**

- Equation Sheet #1 – Trigonometry and Two Dimensional Vectors
- Equation Sheet #2 – Three Dimensional Vectors, Dot Product, Resultant Force
- Equation Sheet #3 – Particle Equilibrium, Cross Product, Moments of Forces
- Equation Sheet #4 – Moments of Couples, Equivalent Force Systems, Rigid Body Equilibrium
- Equation Sheet #5 – Shear and Moment Diagrams, Dry Friction, Area Moments of Inertia