Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would definitely recommend taking MAE 213 with Anoop Grewal! I loved the way he taught the class he gave us so many examples problems to do in class and our homework problems were super challenging but we were so ready when the midterms came. I never took notes in class but I made sure I payed attention to every detail about the problems we did because sometimes he did go a bit fast but he explains all the concepts so clearly that if you can think about it you can solve the problems. In this class you're just dealing with concentrated loads and you solve for reactions of cantilever beams and calculate angle of twist of circular objects its super interesting and worth taking.
Course highlights:
We started off learning how to calculate concentrated loads on cantilever beams and then later on we went more in depth on solving for reactions and then finding shear and normal force when you cut objects at different sections and calculating the moments as well. Then we went through some angle of twist concepts and calculating maximum deflection and elongation of objects
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
The advice I would give for this class is definitely try to do the homework problems yourself so you can actually go through the thought process of how you would want to solve the problem and if you need help you can ask someone or ask the professor but its important as an engineer in general to practice critical thinking because for a lot of your midterms the professors will give you problems youve never seen before so you want to exercise that part of your brain that can critical think because professors don't care about the right answers they want to see your thought process on how you came to the answer you obtained.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Dr. Liao definitely knows the material and you can see that in the way he instructs the course. This is not an easy course, but if you practice the problems often then you will succeed.
Course highlights:
There is a lot to take in from this course. The most difficult part for me was keeping track of all of the different variables needed for stress and strain. In engineering the same variables are used for different values.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Practice makes perfect. If you put forth the effort, it will be reflected in the grade received.