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MME 243. Statics and Dynamics

Credits: 4
Department: Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Description: Principles of Newtonian mechanics, Forces, Moments, Equivalent force-couple systems, Resultants, Equilibrium, Structures, Distributed forces, Area and mass moment of inertia, Friction, Particle and rigid body kinematics, Force-mass-acceleration relations, Virtual work, Potential and Kinetic energy, Impulse and momentum.
Prerequisites: PHYS 234, MATH 222 (or concurrent)
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Draw correct free body diagrams and write the related static and dynamic equations.
2. Solve the equilibrium of rigid bodies and interconnected rigid bodies (trusses, frames and machines)
3. Compute moment of inertia of areas and mass moment inertia of rigid bodies.
4. Analyze the external and internal effects created by concentrated and distributed forces.
5. Solve particle and rigid body kinematics problems.
6. Apply work and potential and kinetic energy and momentum principles to particles and rigid bodies.
7. Setup and solve rigid body static equilibrium, kinematic and dynamic problems by using engineering software tools.

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