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# ENGR 106 - Introduction to Engineering Problems

Credits: 3
Introduces dimensional analysis and vector algebra and their use in solving engineering problems. Uses Newton’s laws in problems involving forces, moments, acceleration and velocities. Discusses problem format, significant figures, statistics and error analysis, and their role in the design process.

Enrollment Requirement: ENGR 100  with a grade of 2.5 or higher or concurrent enrollment; MATH& 142  or higher with a grade of 2.5 or higher.

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

1. Use an engineering format for defining and solving problems.
2. Use the standard notation for FLT and ML T dimensional systems and Vector Algebra.
3. Mathematically construct Castesian vectors from a magnitude and a wide variety of descriptions of direction in 3D space.
4. Demonstrate calculation and definitions of vector addition and multiplication.
5. Calculate moment of force using vector and scalar formulations.
6. Use critical thinking skills by separating extraneous information from relevant data for problem solving.
7. Apply the basic rules of dimensional analysis to principles of homogeneity and systems of units.

Program Outcomes
1. Use engineering principles to solve problems related to engineering mechanics.
2. Analyze a wide variety of physical systems using Newton’s laws and free body diagrams in 3D space.
3. Transfer to a Bachelor’s program in Engineering with the necessary aptitude to succeed in upper-division coursework.

College-wide Outcomes
• Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
• Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
• Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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