No formal prerequisite. However, there is an expectation that you should have algebra skills up to and including MATH 1010 – Intermediate Algebra.
Introduction to Engineering Analysis, by Kirk D. Hagen, 3rd. Ed. (Note: This is subject to change. Please check with the SUU bookstore to verify the text for a particular semester.)
Civilization in the 21st century has been enabled and shaped by science, engineering and technology. The foundations and social contributions of infrastructure, industry and manufacturing are investigated from the perspective of science, industry and technology and demonstrated through hands on applications.
The course is organized around the following major modules:
SI and U.S. Customary system of units.
Free-body diagrams, Newton’s 2nd and 3rd laws, forces, components, moments of forces, bodies in equilibrium.
Predict and verify the reactions of a beam.
Students use the West Point Bridge Design program to design their own bridge.
Simple Circuits. Ohms Law. Series and parallel circuits. Using breadboards and multimeters. Hookup simple circuits. Measure voltage drops and currents and compare with theory. Kirchhoff’s laws. Hookup a double loop circuit. Compare measurements with theory.
Students will build their own cardboard and duct tape boat and race it in the PE pool.
Archimedes law of buoyancy. Understanding Stability. Scale drawings of boat design.
Students learn how to use Excel to do a simple budget, and how to graph data. Understand absolute and relative addressing, paste and paste special.
Optimize the design of a can.
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