This course introduces the basic concepts of statics and problem solving techniques. Problem solutions focus on a systematic approach utilizing a logical progression from the known to the unknown. This includes problem set-up, identification of the variables, application of the appropriate formulas and determination of the answers using manual calculations and/or spreadsheet software applications. Topics include forces, moments, two-dimensional and three-dimensional force systems in equilibrium, truss analysis, frame analysis, friction, centroids of areas and lines, and moment of inertia of areas. Appropriate laboratory experiments are included to demonstrate principles studied in this course.