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Mechanical Laws and Principles IDSY 1160

4 Credits

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3
Pre-requisites: Program Admission
Co-requisites: None

Introduces the student to fundamental laws and principles of mechanics. Topics include: Mechanical Principles of Simple Machines; Force, Torque, Velocity, Acceleration, and Inertia; Rotational Motion; Work, Power, and Energy; Matter; Gases; Fluid Power; and Heat. The course emphasizes understanding terminology and using related problem solving skills in everyday physical applications of mechanical technology. Competencies are reinforced with practical hands on lab exercises.


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