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EGR 161 - Engineering Computations

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
This course includes the organization, solution and presentation of engineering problems. Topics include S.I. units and selected engineering topics.
Prerequisite: MAT 130  must be taken concurrently or prior to this course
Competencies
  1. Understand the Engineering method
  2. Understand representation of Technical material
    1. Use proper graphing techniques
    2. Apply curve fitting to data
  3. Understand engineering estimations and approximations
    1. Understand and use significant figures
    2. Define accuracy
    3. Define precision
    4. Calculate approximations
  4. Understand dimensions, SI units and conversions
    1. Understand dimensional analysis
    2. Understand and use standard units
    3. Calculate conversions between different units
  5. Apply statistics
    1. Calculate frequency distributions
    2. Calculate measures of central tendency
    3. Calculate measures of variation
    4. Understand and use normal distributions
    5. Calculate linear regression
    6. Calculate correlation coefficients
  6. Understand basic mechanics
    1. Understand the difference between scalars and vectors
    2. Understand force and force systems
    3. Understand the principle of transmissibility
    4. Calculate the resolution of forces
    5. Understand and use moments and couples
    6. Construct free body diagrams
    7. Use equilibrium to solve problems in mechanics
    8. Understand and use 3D force systems
    9. Understand stress
    10. Understand strain
    11. Understand and use Hook’s Law
    12. Calculate design stress
  7. Understand basic material balance
    1. Understand conservation of mass
    2. Calculate solutions to problems involving rate processes
    3. Calculate solutions to problems involving batch processes
  8. Understand basic electrical theory
    1. Understand the basics of static electricity
    2. Understand the basics of electric current
    3. Understand electric potential
    4. Calcualte current and resistance ins imple circuits
    5. Calculate electric power
    6. Calculate terminal voltage
    7. Apply Kirchhoff’s Laws
  9. Understand the economy of engineering
    1. Identify sources of energy
    2. Identify types of energy
    3. Understand conservation of energy
    4. Understand principles of thermodynamics
  10. Understand the economy of engineering
    1. Calculate simple interest
    2. Calculate compound interest
    3. Calculate future and present value
    4. Construct cash flow diagrams
    5. Understand annuities
    6. Understand the analysis of alternatives 



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