This class was tough.
This course gives an introductory understanding of basic mechanical engineering concepts that help create a fundamental understanding of what moments, vectors forces, couples, static forces, etc. are and how they are used in this specific course and beyond.
I learned what many of the static forces I intuitively understood were, and how they related to the greater world, whether in mechanical engineering with vehicles, civil engineering with bridges and buildings, aerospace engineering with rockets and planes, and more. The course gave me a foundation of which to build future knowledge on.
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Advice for students:
If you get the chance, take the first semester course ME/EAS 104, as this course is taught by a great professor and is invaluable to understanding many of the concepts that are thrown your way in ME 120. Of course, as with any class, study hard and frequently ask questions, whether in class, study hall, tutoring, or office hours. This course also uses some Calculus II concepts, so having taken classes covering that material will be helpful, though not necessary as the class covers the necessary math to get through the material.