This class was tough.
I would strongly recommend this class for all engineers or construction majors because it teaches you how loads create forces in structures. It gives you a great understanding of how different structural designs handle forces. After taking this class you will be a professional at drawing and analyzing free-body diagrams, and extremely important skill when working in the engineering field.
I learned how to draw and analyze free-body diagrams, how to calculate reaction forces in structural members, and how different members act under tension and compression loads.
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Advice for students:
Go to your professor's office hours, ask questions in class, and keep up to date on all the material. Collaborate on the homework with your classmates, and take plenty of notes in class. Also read through the textbook as it has very helpful examples.