"Statics is a sophomore level engineering course, offered in all mechanical and civil engineering programs." In the course, students study the "methods of quantifying the forces between bodies, for example parts of mechanical, structural, and biological systems." This combination open textbook/open course "consists of a series of units, each containing a set of modules. Each module is broken into a series of pages." In the book, relevant concepts, skills and methods are explained. Besides words and static images, which are typical of textbooks, basic content is presented." The "course includes self-guiding materials and activities, and is ideal for independent learners, or instructors trying out this course."