Upper Level Engineering


MWF 10:30-11:20 AM

Kinematics, velocity, and acceleration of particles in Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical reference frames, projectile motion, dynamics of particles, momentum principles, systems of particles, rigid body kinematics and dynamics. Honors students will cover more topics overall, and will cover topics in greater depth than in the standard Dynamics Systems I curriculum.  Enrollment limited to mechanical engineering students only.

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TR 11:30 AM-12:45 PM

This course is an introduction to the concept of energy.  It provides the basic tools necessary for the analysis of any engineering system in which energy transfer or energy transformations occur; thus, thermodynamics is an important part of the training of almost all engineering disciplines. The students will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge of the material covered in this first thermodynamics course through their mastery of the following course objectives: determine properties of real substances, such as steam and refrigerant 134-a, and ideal gases from either tabular data or equations of state; analyze processes involving ideal gases and real substances as working fluids in both closed systems and open systems or control volumes to determine process diagrams, apply the first law of thermodynamics to perform energy balances, and determine heat and work transfers; and analyze systems and control volumes through the application of the second law.

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