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ETS 241. Applied Statics and Dynamics

Credits: 3
Department: Environmental & Technological Studies
Description: Static and dynamic systems. Force and moment vectors, resultants. Statics and free-body diagrams. Applications to simple trusses, frames, and machines. Properties of areas. Internal forces. Laws of friction. Particle dynamics. Mechanical systems and rigid-body dynamics. Kinematics and dynamics of plane systems. Energy and momentum of 2-D bodies and systems.
Prerequisites: PHYS 231
Corequisites: MATH 211
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. The student will be able to construct and interpret a free-body diagram.
2. The student will be able to analyze force equilibrium problems including some distributed loads.
3. The student will be able to utilize a knowledge of internal forces and moments in members.
4. The student will be able to analyze the kinematic energy and momentum for particles and systems of particles.
5. The student will be able to analyze the kinematic energy and momentum for rigid bodies.






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