## 26. Trusses - Method of Joints

### Handouts

### Homework

### Handout Solutions

### HS teacher shows you how to solve a truss using the method of joints.

Be careful, when adding components she uses angles measured from the positive x-axis and lets the calculator determine the sign of the term in the \( \Sigma F = 0 \) equations. I recommend always using angles less than 90° and determining the sign by inspection.