CEET121 - Statics & Mechanics of Materials

This course is an introduction to how surveyors and engineers calculate points along lines and curves typically used in the field. The student learns how to draw problems to scale, the concept of bearings, and the use of trigonometry to solve right triangles. Horizontal and vertical curves are introduced. A fundamental course in the mechanics of rigid bodies in static equilibrium conditions. Solves practical engineering problems involving the loads carried by structural components using Static principles, vector notation and precalculus for mathematical modeling. Teaches principles and their limitations within the context of Engineering applications and the engineering design process.

Credits: 5

Prerequisites: AMATH 170, ENGR& 111, ENGR& 112

Corequisites: AMATH170

Offered: Fall


  1. Define and model concepts from physics to applied mathematics for determining relevant information for analysis.
  2. Construct and solve free-body diagrams for physical systems in applied mechanics
  3. Analyze material responses to loading under various conditions.
  4. Effectively communicate analysis of common industry problems with their peers using appropriate vocabulary and notation.