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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding elastic modulus and types of equilibrium
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Students Will Review
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an equilibrium and elasticity unit of a standard introductory physics course. Topics covered include:
- The relationship between stability and center of gravity
- How to solve static equilibrium problems
- How to calculate simple machines' mechanical advantage
- Hooke's law
- Stress and strain equations
- The stress-strain curve
1. Equilibrium: Translational & Rotational
Learn about the requirements for an object to be under translational or rotational equilibrium. Then work through a couple example problems that show how we can use translational and rotational equilibrium to find the forces acting on an object.
2. Stability & Center of Gravity
Discover what stability means and why center of gravity is so important to understanding it. Then learn about the different states of stability and how to tell the difference between them.
3. Statics Problem-Solving Methods & Applications
Find out exactly what requirements need to be satisfied for a physics problem to be classified as a statics problem. Then learn the steps you take to solve these statics problems.
4. Simple Machines: Lever, Inclined Plane & Pulley
Discover what a simple machine is and how it operates. Then learn about the mechanical advantages various simple machines such as levers, inclined planes and pulleys give us.
5. Tensile and Compressive Stress and Strain Equations
Discover what tensile and compressive stress and strain are, and how they relate to each other. Then find out how we can use stress and strain to learn more about a material's elastic properties.
6. Shear and Bulk Stress and Strain Equations
Discover how to tell when an object is experiencing normal, shear, and bulk stress and strain in this lesson. Then, learn about the basic formulas we use to find shear and bulk stresses, strains, and moduli.
7. What is a Truss Bridge? - Designs & Definition
In this experiment, you'll be studying the effect of structural arrangement of supports in truss bridges. Through this experiment, you'll learn about different variations of truss bridges and how they change the amount of weight a bridge can support.
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