Heartland Community College Master Course Syllabus Division: STEM and Business Course Prefix and Number: ENGR 271 Course Title: Engineering Mechanics: Statics DATE PREPARED: January, 1997 DATE REVIEWED: DATE REVISED: March 2014 PCS/CIP CODE: 11-141101 IAI NO.: EGR 942 EFFECTIVE DATE OF FIRST CLASS: August 2014 CREDIT HOURS: 3 CONTACT HOURS: 3 LECTURE HOURS: 3 LABORATORY HOURS: 0 CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Prerequisite: - Completion of PHYS 171 AND - Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, MATH 162 AND - Placement at College level English and reading Mechanics is the study of the effects that forces produce on bodies. This is a course in statics, the branch of mechanics in which bodies are at rest or moving at constant velocity. Topics include particle statics, general principles and force vectors, rigid body equilibrium, moments of inertia, distributed forces and centroids, analysis of structures, virtual work, and friction. TEXTBOOKS: Bedford & Fowler, Engineering Mechanics, Statics, Fifth Edition, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall Publishing Company, 2008 or a comparable text that addresses at a minimum the topics listed in the Course Outline and that provides students with the opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes for this course. RELATIONSHIP TO ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND TRANSFERABILITY: ENGR 271 fulfills 3 semester hours of elective credit for the A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degrees. It should transfer to most colleges and universities as an elective course. However, since it is not part of the General Education Core Curriculum described in the Illinois Articulation Initiative, students should check with an academic advisor for information about its transferability to other institutions. This course should articulate as the equivalent of an IAI baccalaureate major course; refer to the IAI web page for further information at www.itransfer.org LEARNING OUTCOMES: COURSE OBJECTIVES: After successfully completing the course, students should be able to: 1. Identify the type of Mechanics problem. 2. Develop an approach to apply to the problem from a synthesis of multiple strategies. 3. Apply concepts and skills from other courses or disciplines. 4. Incorporating steps 1 through 3, construct a set of formulas/equations. (CT3) 5. Calculate a solution. 6. Evaluate the process (steps 1 through 5) to ensure the appropriateness of the process (e.g., does the process satisfy conditions of the application); and refine the process as necessary. (CT4, PS4) 7. Interpret the final results. 8. Communicate the problem solving process and final results. (CO1) ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES: PS4: Student analyzes the situation, explores different outcomes from multiple frameworks, applies the appropriate solution, analyzes the results, and refines the solution. CT4: Students actively reflect on their answer, approach, or solution and act upon those reflections to improve the final result. CT3: Students generate an answer, approach, or solution through an effective synthesis of diverse sources and arguments and provide a rationale. CO1: Students compose a message and provide ideas and information suitable to the topic, purpose, and audience. RANGE OF ASSESSMENT METHODS: Exams, and may include but are not limited to quizzes, papers, homework, class presentations. COURSE/LAB OUTLINE: 1. Break force vectors into component and combine forces into a resultant. 2. Analyze forces, unit vectors, components in 3-D 3. Solve two and three-dimensional force systems by vector and scalar methods. 4. Apply principles of forces to problems involving structures and friction. 5. Compute moments and couples. 6. Evaluate systems in force and moment static equilibrium. 7. Determine forces on members in a truss, frame, and pulley. 8. Apply friction laws to direction, wedges, belt, disk, incline. 9. Determine the centroid of areas. 10. Determine moments of inertia. 11. Determine forces and moments by virtual work. METHOD OF EVALUATION: Instructors may determine the most appropriate methods of evaluation for their course. These methods of evaluation include exams and may include but are not limited to quizzes, papers, homework, class presentations. Grading Scale 90-100% 80-89% 70-79% 60-69% Below 60% A B C D F REQUIRED WRITING AND READING: Students are expected to read the material in the textbook for each section studied which is approximately 350 pages for the semester. Students are expected to explain solution processes, describe solutions analytically/graphically, and interpret the answer in the context of the problem. Instructors may incorporate writing assignments as part of the course grade, in keeping with learning outcomes. Other reading assignments may be assigned, possibly in conjunction with writing assignments.