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ESCI 201-WW
Campus
Worldwide
College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
ESCI
201
Statics
3
The purpose of this course is to provide the engineering student with the ability to analyze static equilibrium problems in a logical manner. It is designed to provide assistance to the student for preparation in all solid mechanics courses. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of principles employed in the solution of problems rather than reliance on a rote process of substitution in numerous formulas.

This is a fundamental engineering course used to develop the ability to analyze static equilibrium problems in a logical manner. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of principles employed in the solutions to problems rather than reliance on substitution and memorization.

1. Perform basic vector operations using Cartesian vector notation.2. Calculate force resultants, position vectors, and moments of forces/couples about points and lines.3. Reduce an arbitrary system of forces and couples to a single force and couple.4. Calculate the force resultant of a distributed loading.5. Draw two and three dimensional free body diagrams of particles and rigid bodies.6. Identify and solve equilibrium equations of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions.7. Calculate the internal member loads in two-/three-dimensional trusses, frames, & simple machines.8. Calculate and draw internal shear and bending moment distributions/diagrams in beams.9. Calculate area centroids and mass centers using integration and the method of composite parts.10. Calculate the area moment of inertia tensor; transform area moments and products of inertia using the parallel axis theorem.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:11. Demonstrate knowledge of the historical basis and modern need for standards/certification bodies.12. Subdivide a project into manageable elements and then organize those elements into a finaldeliverable.13. Describe modern methods for evaluating end-result appropriateness versus customer requirements.14. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis(where required), specific to the course subject matter.

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Students are required to have a calculator. Graphing calculators are not required (they are quite complicated and expensive), but a basic scientific calculator is necessary (with buttons representing the trigonometric functions of SIN, COS, and TAN; they are typically found starting around $10). Whatever calculator you decide to use, be sure that you know how to use it, as this will alleviate a lot of mistakes and frustration.
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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Written and oral communication, as well as computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
Topic 1 (~5 hours): Basic Vector Operations The student will learn to perform basic vector operations using Cartesian vector notation, including: addition, subtraction, and multiplication by a scalar, dot product, cross product, and scalar triple product. Topic 2 (~5 hours): Fundamental Calculations The student will learn to calculate force resultants, position vectors, and the moments of forces and couples about points and lines. Topic 3 (~3 hours): Forces and Couples The student will learn how to reduce an arbitrary system of forces and couples to a single force/couple combination. Topic 4 (~3 hours): Resultant Forces The student will learn how to calculate the force resultant of a distributed loading, including hydrostatic pressure. Topic 5 (~6 hours): Free Body Diagrams The student will learn how to draw two- and three-dimensional free body diagrams of particles and rigid bodies. Topic 6 (~4 hours): Equilibrium Equations The student will learn how to write down and solve the equations of equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies in two- and three-dimensions. Topic 7 (~4 hours): Internal Loads The student will learn how to calculate the internal member loads in two- and three-dimensional trusses, plane frames, and simple machines. Topic 8 (~4 hours): Internal Shear and Bending Moments The student will learn how to calculate the internal shear and bending moment distribution in beams, as well as how to draw beam internal shear and bending moment diagrams. Topic 9 (~3 hours): Centers of Mass and Centroids of Areas The student will learn how to calculate centroids of area and centers of mass using integration and the method of composite parts. Topic 10 (~3 hours): Area Moments of Inertia The student will learn how to calculate the three components of the area moment of inertia tensor using integration as well as the method of composite parts. The area moments and products of inertia will also be transformed using the parallel axis theorem.
Dr. Tim Schoppert - 3/1/2015
schopc4d@erau.edu
Dr. Brian Sanders - 3/1/2015
sanderb7@erau.edu
Dr. Bruce Conway - 3/1/2015
conwaybr@erau.edu
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
kenneth.witcher@erau.edu
PO#NameDescription
1-12 AS in Engineering Fundamentals PO #1 - Critical Thinking: The student will apply knowledge at the synthesis level to define and solve problems within professional and personal environments.

PO #2 - Quantitative Reasoning: The student will demonstrate the use of digitally-enabled technology (including concepts, techniques and tools of computing), mathematics proficiency & analysis techniques to interpret data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions and solving associated.

PO #3 - Information Literacy: The student will conduct meaningful research, including gathering information from primary and secondary sources and incorporating and documenting source material in his or her writing.

PO #4 - Communication: The student will communicate concepts in written, digital and oral forms to present technical and non-technical information.

PO #5 - Scientific Literacy: The student will be able to analyze scientific evidence as it relates to the physical world and its interrelationship with human values and interests.

PO #6 - Cultural Literacy: The student will be able to analyze historical events, cultural artifacts, and philosophical concepts.

PO #7 - Life Long Personal Growth: The student will be able to demonstrate the skills needed to enrich the quality of life through activities which enhance and promote lifetime learning.

PO # 8 Basic Science and Mathematics – The student will demonstrate a knowledge and comprehension of basic physics principles (mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, and optics), and mathematical principles (calculus, differential equations, matrix algebra) and demonstrate the application to engineering concepts.

PO # 9 Engineering Mechanics - Students will demonstrate a knowledge
of the fundamentals of classical engineering mechanics (as applied to rigid, elastic, and fluid media) to provide a foundation for the professional component of the curriculum as well as to become familiar with basic engineering problem-solving techniques, including multidisciplinary approaches.

PO # 10 Experimentation – the student demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze, interpret, and discuss data
PO # 11 Design and Analysis Tools – the student will demonstrate an ability to apply modern computer design tools (i.e., CAD) and computational tools to model and analyze engineering designs
PO# 12 Teamwork – the student will demonstrate an ability to function and work cooperatively on multidisciplinary teams
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