Engineering Mechanics - Statics

The Study of Objects in Equilibrium

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How will this online Statics course help me?

Statics is typically the first engineering mechanics course taught in university-level engineering programs. It is the study of objects that are either at rest, or moving with a constant velocity. Statics is important in the development of problem solving skills. It teaches you to think about how forces and bodies act and react to one another. You learn how to analyze word problems, pull out the important information and then solve.

One of the most important aspects of this course is the use of free body diagrams. Free body diagrams (FBDs) are used endlessly in many engineering courses and this course is where you will hone your FBD drawing skills. The material and thought processes learned in this class will be of great benefit to you in any other application where you are analyzing relationships between objects and applying math concepts.

What will I learn in this course?

Some of the topics we will cover:

  • Vector and scalar operations
  • Cartesian Vectors
  • Transverse and azmuth (aka azimuth) angles
  • Projection of a force along a line
  • Free body diagrams
  • 2D and 3D equilibrium for particles and rigid bodies
  • Moments of forces
  • Moment about a line
  • Couple moments
  • Methods of joints and sections
  • Centroids
  • Moments of inertia
  • and more...

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What do you get with the course?

  • 22.5 hours of on-demand videos featuring easy to understand Statics lectures and problem solving tips
  • 73 fully-worked examples in a range of difficulty levels
  • 3 downloadable midterm exams to test your knowledge - video solutions provided if you get stuck
  • 1 downloadable comprehensive final exam with video solutions
  • Downloadable outline of notes with example problem statements to help you follow along with the material
  • Certificate of Completion when you finish the course
  • Email access to the instructor for help on course material if you need it
  • 30-day money back guarantee so there's no risk to try it out. Please see the Terms of Use page here.

Why is this online Statics course better than the others?

Have you ever been in a class and been frustrated by the lack of fully-worked examples? This will not be that class.

I understand the frustration - I used to feel the same way. Because of that, I teach my classes in a way that I would've preferred as a student.

Handwritten notes, simple explanations, and plenty of examples in a variety of difficulty levels. You will not find PowerPoint slides here.

To test your knowledge there are exams. In case you get stuck, video solutions are provided.

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Course Curriculum


  Chapter 1 - Introduction
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  Chapter 10 - Distributed Loads
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Your Instructor


Cherish Qualls, PhD
Cherish Qualls, PhD

Teaching is my passion. As a University professor I have taught 1000's of students and watched them transform from freshmen into successful engineers. Unlike many STEM professors, I believe in teaching complex material in simple, easy-to-understand terms. I teach my courses in a way I wish I had been taught...no complicated theories and half-worked examples.

In addition to University experience, I also worked as an engineer for 8 years in industry at a well-known defense company. This experience enables me to focus in on topics that are actually applicable in the real world, not just textbook problems.

Come learn with me!



Who should enroll in this course?

  • Engineering students wanting to get a head start on an upcoming Statics course
  • Students currently taking Statics who need extra examples and explanations
  • Students and professionals who are preparing to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

What do I need to know before starting?

The typical prerequisites for this class are Physics 1 and Calculus. We will be using a few derivatives and integrals so you should be familiar with those concepts. We will cover everything else you need.

Is there a recommended textbook?

I, along with most students I've taught, really like the Engineering Mechanics - Statics text by Hibbeler. If you don't already have a textbook this one would be a great resource, although it is not required for this course.

Why wait? There's no better time than now! Enroll today!

(Disclosure: The textbook link is an affiliate link. What does that mean? It means, at no cost to you, I will receive a small commission if you click through the link and purchase the book. This text is widely used and I have used it for years. Whether you buy it through this link or not I highly recommend this text.)

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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.