Raymond P. Golingo
A A 210
Applies vector analysis to equilibrium of rigid body systems and subsystems. Includes force and moment resultants, free body diagrams, internal forces, and friction. Analyzes basic structural and machine systems and components. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either MATH 126 or MATH 136; minimum grade of 2.0 in PHYS 121. Offered: AWS.
This course is designed to expose prospective engineering majors to the fundamental concepts of Mechanics, and provide experience with engineering logic for solving real-world problems.
Student learning goals
Students will understand basic concepts of vectors and vector operations and be able to apply these tools to the analysis of forces and torques acting on a body.
Students will be able to formulate and solve a system of equations for the forces and torques necessary to maintain equilibrium of various 2D and 3D systems by applying Newton’s First and Third Laws.
Students will gain experience with the concept of the centroid and moments of inertia.
Students will develop Confidence in analyzing the internal forces and moments acting throughout a given structure.
Students will be able to analyze the behavior of simple systems involving static and kinetic friction.
General method of instruction
Four 50 minute lectures per week
either MATH 126, MATH 129, or MATH 136, and PHYS 121 are required for this class. The students are responsible for this material It will also be beneficial to review trigonometry and solving systems of linear equations.
Class assignments and grading
Approximately 10 problems are assigned per week. About half of the problems are written up and turned in. The other half are submitted on-line.
Grades are based upon the students homework, two midterms, and final exam scores.