Quizzes for Introduction to Statics

(Originally called "Post Tests"* they are presented here as they appeared in the Instructor's Guide to Introduction to Statics)

The drawings and questions may used without restrictions.

Unit 0 Instructions to the Student and Prerequisites
Unit 1 Forces as Vectors
      Definition of Forces. Characteristics of Forces. Principle of Transmissibility. Resultant of two Forces.
Unit 2 Vector Notations: Graphic Vectors        
      Definition of Vectors. Definition of Scalars.
Unit 3 Vectors: Algebraic Representation    
      Vector Algebra. Notation. Cartesian Unit Vectors. Coordinate Systems. Vectors as Sums. Vectors as Products.
Unit 4 Vector Addition: Resultant Forces            
      Graphical Vector Addition. Algebraic Vector Addition. Resultants of Force Systems.
Unit 5 Components of Forces            
      Definition of Components. Orthogonal Components Non-Orthogonal Components.
Unit 6 Equilibrium of a Particle: Concurrent Force Systems    
      Newton's First Law. Definition of a Particle.
Unit 7 Vector Products           
      Product of a Scalar and a Vector. Dot Product. Cross Product. Properties of Vector Products.
Unit  8 Moment about a Point            
      Definition of Moment. Moments by Vector Products.
Unit 9 Moment about a Line           
Unit 10 Moments of a Force System: Resultant of a Coplanar Force System
       Moment of a Force. Resultants of Non-Concurrent Force System.
Unit  11  First Moments  
       First Moment of Area. Forming Integrals. First Moment of Volume about a Plane. First Moment of Volume about a Line.
Unit 12 Centroids     
       Definition. Centroids by Symmetry. Centroids of Composite Areas
Unit 13 Center of Mass and Center of Pressure
       Center of Gravity. Center of Mass. Center of Pressure. Resultant of Distributed Load
Unit 14 Free Body Diagrams of Single-Body Systems 
Unit 15 Equilibrium of Bodies   
       Conditions for Equilibrium. Problem Solving Procedure. Statically Indeterminate Bodies.
Unit 16 Free Body Diagrams of Multi-Body Systems   
       Diagrams of Members. Diagrams of Systems. Necessary and Sufficient Diagrams.
Unit 17 Equilibrium of Frames  
Unit 18 Trusses: Method of Joints  
       Simplifying Assumptions. Method of Joints. Special Joints.
Unit 19 Trusses: Method of Sections 
Unit 20 Equilibrium of Non-Coplanar Force Systems   
       Three Dimensional Equilibrium.
Unit 21 Couples and Resultants with Couples   
       Definition of Couple. Moment of a Couple. Characteristics of a Couple. Equivalent Couples.. Force and a Couple.
Unit 22 Equivalent Force Systems    
       Resultants of Parallel Force Systems. Resultants of Non-Coplanar Force Systems. Summary of Resultants.
Unit 23 Equilibrium with Couples     
       Reactions on Members Subjected to Couples. Cantilevers. Machine Elements.
Unit 24 Introduction to Friction     
       Observation. Limiting Friction. Coefficient of Friction. Equilibrium.
Unit 25 Friction       
       Determination of Impending Motion. Determination of Coefficient of Friction. Systems with Friction.
Unit 26 Friction of Machine Elements     
Unit 27 Belt Friction
Unit 28 Moments of Inertia of Geometric Areas    
       Definition. Forming Integrals. Polar Moment of Inertia. Radius of Gyration. Properties of Areas Table.
Unit 29 Moments of Inertia of Composite Areas    
       Units. Moment about a Common Axis. Parallel Axis Theorem. Moment about a Centroidal Axis. Choice of Reference Axis.
Unit 30 Moments of Inertia of Mass    
       Definition. Moment of Inertia of Common Geometric Shapes. Composite Bodies. Radius of Gyration.


* In the world of instructional design, "Post-Tests" are given after instruction to see if the design objectives have been met. "Pre-Tests" may be given before instruction to evaluate incoming students' prior knowledge. If you have taught engineering, you know most students start courses with minimal prior skills.