Introduction to Engineering acquaints non-engineering students with basic engineering concepts and shows how these are applied in the workplace. Topics include graphics, surveying, mechanics, electrical/mechanical theory, building acoustics, illumination, project analysis and engineering economy. The course is designed for members of the general student body who wish to expand their knowledge in the applied science field, but may especially appeal to those with an interest in architecture.
Cartesian geometry, lines and planes, directed vectors, dot and cross products. Equivalent force and moment systems, particle and rigid body equilibrium. Analysis of loads and struts, beams, trusses, rope and pulley arrangements, frames and machines. Friction centroids and moments of interia. Coreq: Math 1013
Elastic deformation and failure analysis for common engineering elements. Material properties, stress strain testing and diagrams. Axial, torsion, transverse and bending loads. Stress transformations and principal stresses. Statistically inderminate problems. Design of struts, pins, shats, pressure vessels, beams and columns.