EGR 140 Syllabus

 Division: Arts and Sciences Date: February 2014

Curricula in Which the Course is Taught: Science, Engineering, Liberal Arts

Course Number and Title: EGR 140 Engineering Mechanics Statics

Credit Hours: Hours/Wk Lecture: 3 Hours/Wk Lab: Lec/Lab Comb: 3


Catalog Description: Introduces mechanics of vector forces and space, scalar mass and time. Teaches equilibrium, free-body diagrams, moments, couples, distributed forces, centroids, moments of inertia analysis of two- force and multi-force members and friction and internal forces.

I.              Relationship of the Course to Curricula Objectives in which course is taught: This is a transfer level engineering course that helps develop understanding of the basic principles of engineering mechanics and their application to problems in the field of science and engineering.


II.            Required Background: PHY241


III.           Course Content:

1.    Vector nature of force and moment

2.    Equilibrium of a particle

3.    Equilibrium of a rigid body

4.    Structural Analysis

5.    Internal forces

6.    Friction

7.    Center of gravity and centroid

8.    Moments of Inertia

9.    Virtual Work


 V. Learner Outcomes:

VI. Evaluation

Students will be able


Students will be evaluated based upon their performance in the classroom discussions, homework, tests, quizzes and other assignments as deemed necessary by the faculty.



To demonstrate an understanding of conditions for static equilibrium.


To demonstrate an ability to apply conditions of static equilibrium to particles and rigid bodies.


To demonstrate an ability to perform structural analysis


To understand the importance of friction in structural analysis.


To demonstrate an ability to evaluate moments of inertia and virtual work






VII. This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Objectives:

Critical Thinking

Quantitative Reasoning
Scientific Reasoning