2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Mar 20, 2023  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGR& 214 Statics (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled General Transfer Elective
Formerly ENGR 210 - CCN

Prerequisite Concurrent enrollment in or completion of PHYS& 221  with at least a 1.5 grade 

Course Description
Introduction to the principles of Statics. Analysis of two-dimensional and three-dimensional force systems, free-body diagrams and equilibrium equations, analysis of trusses, frames, machines, centroids and distributed forces friction applications. Vector methods used throughout the course.

Student Outcomes
Force and Moment Systems (A,B)
1. Express forces and moments using scalar and vector methods.
2. Perform vector operations of force systems using graphical, trigonometric, and component methods.
3. Calculate moments, couples, and force-couple systems using scalar and vector methods.
4. Reduce non-concurrent force systems in order to simplify analysis.
Equilibrium Analysis (C,D)
5. Draw free-body diagrams and apply static equilibrium to analyze 2- and 3-dimensional systems.
6. Determine internal forces/moments in structural members and represent them with equations and diagrams.
Distributed Forces and Geometric Properties (E)
7. Determine geometric properties of simple and composite bodies.
8. Analyze distributed forces on structures such as cantilevers and beams.
Structures (F)
9. Apply static equilibrium to analyze forces in trusses, frames and machines.
10. Analyze problems involving friction
General Outcomes
11. Formulate reasonable and productive methods to solve problems.
12. Work effectively with peers as a productive member of a group. The group will produce a group project to report and solve problems.

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