CE 270: Applied Mechanics I


CE 270: Applied Mechanics I (3 credits)

Course Description

This course is a study of equilibrium of rigid bodies under the action of forces and the application of the principles of mechanics to solve static problems in engineering. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Physics 170; credit for or registration in Math 231 or consent of instructor

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Solve problems involving forces, resultant and static equilibrium and their application to rigid bodies.
  • Analyze equilibrium of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions.
  • Solve problems involving center of gravity, centroids, couples, and moments of inertia.
  • Analyze engineering structures subjected to concentrated loads, distributed loads, and frictional forces.
  • Utilize abstract thinking and analytical reasoning in the analysis of word problems dealing with mechanical structures.
  • Apply calculation techniques to dynamic problems in engineering.

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