This course addresses force systems in two and three dimensions and includes composition and resolution of forces and force systems, principles of equilibrium applied to various bodies, simple structures, friction, centroids, and moments of inertia. Vector algebra and first semester calculus is used throughout the course. Group 2 course.
Required Prerequisites MTH 141
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies ENG 111
, MTH 142
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Critical Thinking - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Demonstrate knowledge of subject material through in-class discussion and problem-based homework assignments.
- Demonstrate vector mechanics skills associated with static mechanics to solve problems.
- Categorize problems by a method associated with its solution.
- Identify the relationships between how structures, machines, and objects around them work in relation to statics.
- Construct the appropriate solution and present the solution in the optimal format.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Develop interpersonal and team work skills.
Learning How to Learn:
- Collaborate with peers in the course to develop applied learning techniques.
- Develop an engineer's point of view by reflecting course concepts through class participation.