MECH415 - Engineering Mechanics

This course covers static equilibrium and dynamic motion. Major components of this course are force vectors, equilibrium of a particle, resultant and internal forces, centroids, center of gravity, stress and strain, torsion, moments of inertia, shearing, deflection, kinematics of a particle, kinetics of a particle, force, acceleration, work and energy, impulse and momentum. The course includes labs that correspond to the lecture material. Prerequisites: MATH515, Multivariable Calculus, and PHYS320, Engineering Physics II. 

Course Objectives

 By the end of the course the students will be able to:

  1. Use Cartesian vector form and free body diagrams

  2. Perform basic functions with vectors

  3. Solve resultant force vector problems

  4. Calculate and use the centroid in a system

  5. Analyze motion around a fixed or rotating frame of reference

  6. Solve problems involving particles and planar motion

Student Outcomes

(c) An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes

(e) An ability to function effectively on teams

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