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ENGR& 214 - Statics

Credits: 5
A fundamental course in the mechanics of rigid bodies in static equilibrium conditions. Solves practical engineering problems involving the loads carried by structural components using Static principles, vector notation and calculus for mathematical modeling. Teaches principles and their limitations within the context of engineering applications and the engineering design process.

Enrollment Requirement: ENGR 106  and MATH& 152  with grades of 2.5 or higher or concurrent enrollment.

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science

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

  1. Construct free body diagrams of force distribution systems based on the physical and mathematical principles of mechanics.
  2. Apply the principles of Newton’s laws to determine structural reaction forces in particle and extended systems at joints as well as in the internal structure of members.
  3. Use method of sections and method of joints to analyze truss structures.
  4. Apply the principles of calculus to describe the effect of distributed loads on a structural body.
  5. Calculate first and second moments of area, as well as centroids and radius of gyration of cross sections.

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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