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# Chabot College Course Outline for Engineering 36 ENGINEERING MECHANICS - STATICS Catalog Description: 36 Engineering Mechanics - Statics

Fall 2010

3 units

Force systems under equilibrium conditions; vector properties of forces, moments, couples, and resultants; rigid body structures; hydrostatics; shear and bending-moment diagrams; friction; centroids; area/mass moments of inertia. Graphical, algebraic, and numerical (computer) solutions of vector mechanics problems. Prerequisite: Physics 4A and Engineering 25 (both completed with a grade of "C" or higher). Strongly recommended: Mathematics 2 (concurrent enrollment encouraged). 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. [Typical contact hours: lecture 35, laboratory 52.5] Prerequisite Skills 1. analyze and solve a variety of problems often using calculus in topics such as: a. addition, subtraction, dot product and cross product of vectors; b. linear and rotational kinematics; c. dynamics; d. momentum; e. work, kinetic energy, and potential energy; f. rotational kinematics and dynamics; g. statics; h. gravitation; i. oscillations; 2. operate standard laboratory equipment; 3. analyze laboratory data; 4. write comprehensive laboratory reports. 5. analyze engineering/science word problems to formulate a mathematical model of the problem; 6. express in MATLAB notation: scalars, vectors, matrices; 7. perform, using MATLAB or EXCEL, mathematical operations on vectors, scalars, and matrices a. addition and subtraction; b. multiplication and addition; c. exponentiation; 8. compute, using MATLAB or EXCEL, the numerical-value of standard mathematical functions a. trigonometric functions; b. exponential functions; c. square-roots and absolute values; 9. create, store, and run MATLAB script files; 10. import data to MATLAB for subsequent analysis from data-sources j. data-acquisition-system data-files; k. spreadsheet files; 11. construct graphical plots for mathematical-functions in two or three dimensions; 12. formulate a fit to given data in terms of a mathematical curve, or model, based on linear, polynomial, power, or exponential functions a. assess the goodness-of-fit for the mathematical model using regression analysis; 13. apply MATLAB to find the numerical solution to systems of linear equations a. uniquely determined;

Chabot College Course Outline for Engineering 36, Page 2 Fall 2010 b. underdetermined; c. overdetermined; perform using MATLAB or EXCEL statistical analysis of experimental data to determine the mean, median, standard deviation, and other measures that characterize the nature of the data ; compute, for empirical or functional data, numerical definite-integrals and discrete-point derivatives; solve numerically, using MATLAB, linear, second order, constant-coefficient, nonhomogenous ordinary differential equations; assess, symbolically, using MATLAB a. the solution to transcendental equations; b. derivatives, antiderivatives, and integrals; c. solutions to ordinary differential equations; apply, using EXCEL, linear regression analysis to xy data-sets to determine for the best-fit line the: slope, intercept, and correlation-coefficient; draw using MATLAB or EXCEL two-dimensional Cartesian (xy) line-plots with multiple data-sets (multiple lines); draw using EXCEL qualitative-comparison charts such as Bar-Charts and Column-Charts in two or three dimensions; perform, using MATLAB and EXCEL, mathematical-logic operations; plan, conceptually, computer-solutions to engineering/science problems using psuedocode and/or flow-chart methods; compose MATLAB script files that employ FOR and WHILE loops to solve engineering/science problems that require repetitive actions.

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Expected Outcomes for Students Upon completion of the course the student should be able to: 1. perform vector-mathematical operations a. addition/subtraction b. dot product, cross product c. mixed triple product; 2. express a vector in terms of its Cartesian components; 3. draw free-body diagrams to depict the forces acting on points, rigid bodies, and mechanical devices; 4. distinguish between internal and external forces; 5. state the principle of transmissibility; 6. compute the moment of a a. force about a point b. force about an axis c. couple; 7. solve for the reaction forces at the supports of force-loaded 2D or 3D rigid-bodies; 8. identify statically indeterminate support reactions; 9. state the conditions for static equilibrium of a 2D or 3D rigid body; 10. use vectors and vector mechanics to solve for unknown forces and moments acting on points and rigid bodies; 11. compute the center of gravity for 2D and 3D bodies; 12. compute the centroid of lines, areas, and volumes by a. composition of standard forms b. mathematical integration; 13. compute the first-moment of areas and lines; 14. evaluate the hydrostatic forces applied to submerged rigid bodies; 15. trusses a. determine the force reactions at the supports