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ENGR& 215 - Dynamics

Credits: 5
An in-depth treatment of the dynamics of particles and rigid bodies using vector analysis. Topics include kinematics, kinetics, momentum, and energy principles for both particles and rigid bodies. A required course for numerous engineering programs.

Enrollment Requirement: ENGR& 214 , MATH& 152  and PHYS& 221  with grades of 2.5 or higher.

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science

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

  1. Interpret the motion of a point in cartesian, cylindrical, and normal/tangential coordinates.
  2. Apply the principles of kinematics and kinetics to dynamic particle systems.
  3. Describe particle kinematics using energy/work, as well as impulse/momentum, and create preferences for when each method is most appropriate.
  4. Apply the principles of dynamics to extended systems undergoing general planar motion, including principles of angular momentum.

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.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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