MECH 2603 - Applied Mechanics, 3 Credits
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1024 with D or better and MATH 1054 with D or better or MATH 2043 with D or better
This course is a study of introductory mechanics through the application of the principles of statics. Students will focus on the equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions. Additional topics will include centroids, centers of gravity, and analysis of structures, friction, area, and mass moments of inertia. The course includes a basic study of strength and rigidity of mechanical elements in tension, compression, shear, and bending. The course will also emphasize the importance of basic design concepts such as stress, strain, deflections, elastic moduli, yield strength, ultimate strength, stiffness and safety factor with the focus on problem-solving by using algebraic and trigonometric computations.