This class was tough.
Dr. Tarbutton highly encourages the importance of the concepts of loading, torsional stress, bending of each component, the examples are explained in a concise method that allows for studying for a much greater understanding of the subject, and reminds every student that the lessons were based on our previous understanding of statics, thus giving us a chance to study from the previous class lessons to understand the major concepts of solids.
The knowledge I gained from this course is to understand that stress and loads exist in every structure and every component in life. From shear to torsional stress and shear strain to strain rosettes, not only do you have to understand the formulas, but also the concepts and why these stresses and strains are applied to have a greater understanding in the class.
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Advice for students:
This class is easily math intensive and requires free body diagrams, logical understanding of the formulas and concepts, and at least 2 hours of studying per day. Take every opportunity to find help through office hours and always study over your homework because there will be a quiz that will determine your homework grade.