Engineering Mechanics


Course Descriptions

PHYS

2114 -- College Physics I -- 4 credit hours A non-calculus based introduction to models of physical phenomena including conservation of energy, three-phrase matter, mechanical energies, oscillations, particle models of matter, bond energy, and thermal energy, thermodynamics, ideal gas, entropy, Bernoulli's principle, sold-state energy-density, and linear transport. Emphasis will be placed on conceptual analysis, graphical interpretation, and communication. A laboratory component is included. Prerequisite: MATH 1124 or equivalent. Course rotation: Fall.

2124 -- College Physics II -- 4 credit hours A continuation of College Physics I, including the following physical models: Galilean space-time, momentum conservation, angular momentum conservation, Newtonian mechanics, harmonic motion, electrical and magnetic models including fields, forces, and potentials, waves, interference, and optics. A laboratory component is included. Prerequisite: PHYS 2114. Course rotation: Spring.

2414 -- General Physics I -- 4 credit hours A calculus-based introduction to models of physical phenomena including conservation of energy, three-phrase matter, mechanical energies, oscillations, particle models of matter, bond, energy, and thermal energy, thermodynamics, ideal gas, Galilean space-time, momentum conservation, angular momentum conservation, Newtonian mechanics. Emphasis will be placed on conceptual analysis, problem solving, graphical interpretation, and communication. A laboratory component is included. Prerequisite: MATH 2315 or equivalent. Course rotation: Spring.

2424 -- General Physics II -- 4 credit hours A continuation of General Physics I, this course presents an introduction to Bernoulli's principles, sold-state energy-density, linear transport, harmonic motion, electrical and magnetic models including fields, forces, induction, and potentials, harmonic waves, interference, and optics. A laboratory component is included. Prerequisite: PHYS 2414. Course rotation: Fall.

2713 -- Introduction to Computational Science -- 3 credit hours Presents an introduction to the theory and application of computer programming. Basic control structures and object-oriented constructs are explored. Also listed as CIS 2713 and MATH 2713. Prerequisite: MATH 1013, unless waiver requirements are met. Course rotation: Spring.

3103 -- Statics -- 3 credit hours Study of forces on objects at rest. C ontents include: a discussion of vector algebra; a study of force systems; equivalent force systems; distributed forces; internal forces; principles of equilibrium; application to trusses, frames, and beams; and friction. Corequisite or Prerequisite: MATH 3314. Prerequisite: PHYS 2414. Course rotation: Fall.

3614 -- Thermodynamics -- 4 credit hours Presents a discussion of the fundamental principles and applications of thermodynamics. A laboratory component is included. Prerequisite: PHYS 2414. Course rotation: Spring.

4303 -- Engineering Mathematics -- 3 credit hours Topics that appear in the study of the physical sciences and in engineering. Topics can vary but will include Green's theorem, Stokes' theorem, and the divergence theorem; complex variables; partial differential equations; and numerical methods. Particular emphasis is placed on the integration of technology into the mathematical process. Also listed as PHYS 4303. Prerequisite: MATH 2315. Course rotation: Alternate spring. General Education: Mastery -- Application & Integration of Knowledge.