EGR 245 Syllabus

 Division: Arts and Sciences                                                                                                         Date:  February 2014

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


Course Number and Title:  EGR 245 Engineering Mechanics – Dynamics


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



I.                    Catalog Description:  Presents approach to kinematics of particles in linear and curvilinear motion. Included kinematics of rigid bodies in a plane. Teaches Newton’s second law, work-energy and power, impulse and momentum and problem solving using computers.


II.                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.


III.             Required Background: PHY241


IV.             Course Content:

1.      Kinematics of a Particle

2.      Kinetics of a particle in linear and curvilinear coordinates

3.      Kinetics of a particle -  Work and Energy

4.      Kinetics of a particle -  Impulse and Momentum

5.      Kinematics of a rigid body

6.      Kinematics of a rigid body – Motion in a plane

7.      Kinematics of a rigid body – Work and Energy

8.      Kinematics of a rigid body – Impulse and Momentum

9.      Kinematics of a rigid body in three-dimensions


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.



A.   To demonstrate an understanding of linear and curvilinear motion.


B.   To demonstrate an understanding of the Newton’s second law


C.   To demonstrate an ability to apply Newton’s second law to motion in plane and in 3-D


D.   To demonstrate an ability to evaluate work, energy, power, impulse and momentum for a particle and a rigid body under the influence of a net force.


VII.       This course supports the following objectives


DCC Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Quantitative Reasoning
Scientific Reasoning