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    Jun 27, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This course is invaluable for understanding the basics of engineering. However, do not let the open notes/open book tests fool you. If you are not fully prepared to take those exams without notes, you WILL fail. The midterm especially will kill you, since it will give you ZERO time to look anything up. Otherwise, learn this material and learn it well. You are going to need these essentials later. Also, make sure you learned Statics well before coming here. It is going to come back and bite you if you didn't.

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    Main concepts of this course are the way beams and joints can fail. These include shear, bending, and torsion. It may sound simple enough, but it really isn't. Make sure you keep a page of equations and notes on those equations handy.

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    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Pay attention to the wording on problems. This is essential for knowing what to do. Learn the terminology for word problems. Otherwise, try to do more homework than assigned so that you really ingrain the topics in your mind.

    • Spring 2016
    • PaulS.Nowak
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    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Always Do the Reading

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