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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2009-2010 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MECH 202 - Mechanics I (Technical Statics)

3 credits (3 lecture)
This course is an introduction to the process of engineering analysis. Static applications of Newton’s first law of motion are studied. The concept of the free body diagram and its use in engineering analysis is introduced and emphasized. Topics of discussion include force analysis, resultants and equilibrium of coplanar force systems, analysis of trusses and frames, friction, centroids and centers of gravity, and area moments of inertia. These subjects enable the student to predict the external forces and reactions on an object. Problem solving is emphasized. This course is taught using algebraic and trigonometric methods of analysis.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 101.