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Mechanic

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Quantum Physics   (PHY-472)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course will serve as an introduction to quantum mechanics. Students will learn the basic concepts of quantum mechanics and how to solve simple problems using quantum mechanics. Topics selected for study include the origins of quantum mechanics, the free particle in wave mechanics, particles in one-dimensional potentials, the axiomatic formulation of quantum physics, particles in three dimensions, spin and the Pauli exclusion principle. 
Soils and Earthwork   (CET-310)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A study of the significant soil types & tests. Problems are investigated relating to soil mechanics, soil supported foundations for engineering structures.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the origins of different types of soils
  • State the main types of soils
  • Describe appropriate tests applied to different types of soils
  • State the principles related to soil mechanics
  • Describe problems and solutions for types of tests related to supporting structures

 
Structural Steel Design   (CET-321)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The application of basic principles of mechanics and mechanics of materials to the analysis and design of structural steel members that occur most commonly in bridge and building construction. A thorough knowledge of the American Institute of Steel Construction Code and orderly computational procedures is required.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe structural steel members commonly used in construction
  • Apply analysis techniques to structural steel members
  • Apply design approaches to structural steel members
  • Describe purpose of the American Institute of Steel Construction Code
  • Use the Describe purpose of the American Institute of Steel Construction Code in design with steel

 
Applied Mechanics   (EGM-111)   3.00 s.h.  
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Introduction to the basic principles of engineering mechanics for applied technology curricula. Topics include terminology, types of force systems, determination of the resultant force of systems, analysis of coplanar force systems in equilibrium centroids, and moments of inertia and friction. 
Industrial Fluid Circuits   (EGM-431)   3.00 s.h.  
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Applied fluid mechanics, applications of hydraulic and pneumatic control amplification, and power circuits. Introduction to fluidics. Project laboratory for constructing and testing of circuits demonstrating the lecture. 
Water Pollution Analysis   (ENT-331)   3.00 s.h.  
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Types and sources of water pollutants, sampling methods and standard methods of water and waste water analysis are emphasized. An introduction to soil mechanics and ground water hydrology and hydraulics is included. In the laboratory ASTM, EPA and other standard tests for a wide variety of naturally occurring ions as well as organic and inorganic pollutants are performed using appropriate classical and instrumental methods. Sampling and testing in the field are incorporated. 
Banquet Operations   (HMM-161)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course examines the mechanics of selling banquets; meal planning, working with the chef, writing menus using the correct foreign terms and making a profit. Setting up a menu is covered in detail.  
Floral Design   (HOR-111)   3.00 s.h.  
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Presents basic principles of floral design including classic designs, centerpieces, corsages, boutonnieres, dried flower arrangements, holiday and special occasion designs. Emphasis is placed on design elements of color, line and form utilizing foliage and flowers of different varieties. Attention is given to commercial floral piece arrangements and mechanics of construction. 
Design Stress Analysis   (MET-432)   3.00 s.h.  
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Mechanics of deformable bodies with emphasis on the design of machine and structural members, general theories of stress and strain; stress- strain relation; theories of failure; reliability and safety factors in design; fatigue considerations. 
Energy Systems Design   (MET-441)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course uses the fundamentals of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, Heat Transfer and other related subjects in analysis and synthesis in order to design energy conversion and utilization systems. Emphasis on current technology is used. 
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