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CIVE 260 - Engineering Mechanics-Statics

  • 3 credits
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Statics is the branch of engineering mechanics used to analyze forces on physical systems in static equilibrium. Hence, Statics will help you interpret the forces supporting objects you encounter in your daily life, like the forces in chair legs or building walls. Beyond equilibrium, this course will also cover topics including forces using vector notation, friction, centroids, and moments of inertia.

We look forward to helping you learn and pass CIVE 260 Statics with high-quality instruction, extensive resources, growth-oriented assignments, and ample help outside of class.


MATH 159 (One Year Calculus IB (GT-MA1)) or MATH 160 (Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)); PH 141 (Physics for Scientists and Engineers I GT-SC1)

Important Information

This course requires students to set up a proctor for paper-based exams.

Textbooks and Materials

CIVE 260 Statics uses a free and openly-available textbook Engineering Statics: Open and Interactive


Daniel W. Baker
Daniel W. Baker

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Dr. Dan Baker is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Colorado State University. He is a full-time teacher and is the primary instructor for both the on-campus and online sections of Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Engineering Mechanics:Dynamics.

He is a passionate learner and works to optimize student learning through interactive learning activities, targeted assessments, and elevating student motivation. He learned of his love for teaching as a tour boat captain during his college summers. Dan has a PhD from Colorado State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado.