Engineering Mechanics (EM)
EM 222 Statics 3 Hours
A study of forces on bodies at rest. Vector algebra: study of force systems, equivalent force systems, distributed forces, internal forces, principles of equilibrium, application to trusses, frames and beams, friction. This course is delivered by Western Kentucky University.
Equivalent(s): EM 221
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2021; spring 2021; fall 2021; winter 2022; spring 2022; fall 2022; spring 2023; fall 2023
EM 303 Mechanics of Deformable Solids 3 Hours
Study of fundamental principles and physical laws governing the response of mechanical components to external forces. Concepts of stress, equivalent systems, rigid body equilibrium, stress-strain and deformation, torsion, internal forces and bending moments, shear and bending moment diagrams, flexural loading, Mohr's circle and pressure vessels are presented. This course is delivered by Western Kentucky University.
Equivalent(s): EM 302
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022; spring 2023; summer 2023; fall 2023
EM 313 Dynamics 3 Hours
Study of the motion of bodies. Kinematics: Cartesian and polar coordinate systems; normal and tangential components; translating and rotating reference frames. Kinetics of particles and rigid bodies: laws of motion; work and energy; impulse and momentum.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022; spring 2023; fall 2023