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Course DescriptionAnalysis of forces acting on particles and rigid bodies. Force systems, centroids, and moments of inertia are covered. Scientific, programmable, graphing calculator required. Prerequisites: MTH 252, PHY 211; ENGR 101. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have
satisfactorily accomplished the goals and objectives listed in this
course content guide. Course content guides are developed by
collegewide Subject Area Curriculum Committees and approved by
1.0 ANALYSIS OF FORCE SYSTEMS
To understand two and three-dimensional force systems using the
principles and procedures of vector mechanics.
1.1.0 Apply vector algebra to solve 3-dimensional geometry
1.2.0 Calculate moments of forces.
1.3.0 Project forces and moments on to various axes.
1.4.0 Replace a force system by a resultant force-couple
1.5.0 Draw accurate free-body diagrams and write corresponding
equations of equilibrium.
1.6.0 Solve equilibrium equations for unknown forces and moments.
2.0 ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES
To determine reactions and internal forces in various types of
2.1.0 Compute reactions and internal forces in two and
2.2.0 Compute reactions and internal forces in frames and
2.3.0 Draw shearing force and bending moment diagrams for simple
2.4.0 Solve problems involving Coulomb friction.
3.0 CENTROIDS AND MOMENTS OF INERTIA
To calculate properties of areas, volumes, and masses needed in the
solution of mechanics problems.
3.1.0 Locate centroids of areas and volumes by integration.
3.2.0 Locate centroids of areas and volumes by the composite
3.3.0 Compute second moment of area and volume by integration.
3.4.0 Compute second moment of areas and volumes by the composite
3.5.0 Compute mass moment of inertia of various plane and solid
3.6.0 Compute mass moment of inertia of various plane and solid
bodies by composite method.
4.0 DISTRIBUTED FORCES
To understand analytical procedures used with distributed forces.
4.1.0 Solve problems involving flexible cables.
4.2.0 Solve problems concerning bodies submerged in fluids.
5.0 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
To integrate the use of the computer or programmable calculator into the
solution of statics problems.
5.1.0 Demonstrate on selected homework assignments the ability to
solve computer-oriented statics problems with a computer or
Course Activities and Design
Emphasis is on problem-solving using the methods and concepts of statics. Principles and techniques are presented through lectures and
demonstrations. Students develop problem-solving skills during working sessions under the guidance of the instructor. Problems are assigned on a weekly basis for practice. Practical applications are made throughoutthe course by introducing many typical engineering analysis and design problems.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Student progress is measured by performance on homework and on objective examinations covering appropriate types of problems. Details will be provided by the instructor at the initial class meeting.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
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