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Engineering (ENGR)

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1301 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING This course will introduce students to their choice of engineering majors at UCA and elsewhere. It will provide students a broad picture of what it means to be in engineering. It will introduce students to the essential tools for further study in engineering. Prerequisites: none.

2311 STATICS Study of stresses, strains, and equilibrium in a plane and in space; analysis of structures, frictions, centroids, and moments of inertia. Problems oriented with applications emphasized. Prerequisite: PHYS 1441. Co-or Prerequisite: MATH 1497

2447 ELECTRONICS A basic study of electronic principles, devices, and circuits, both analog and digital. Prerequisites: PHYS 1420 or 1442, MATH 1496.

3311 ENGINEERING DYNAMICS This course is an introduction to the dynamics and vibrations of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems. Topics covered include kinematics, force-momentum formulation for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion, work-energy concepts, virtual displacements and virtual work. Students will also become familiar with the following topics: Lagrange’s equations for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion, and linearization of equations of motion. After this course, students will be able to evaluate free and forced vibration of linear multi-degree of freedom models of mechanical systems and matrix eigenvalue problems. Prerequisite: ENGR 2311

3342 MECHANICS General principles of classical mechanics with an introduction to Hamilton’s principle, Lagrange’s equation, and the Hamilton-Jacobi equation. Lecture. Prerequisites: PHYS 1441 or 1410 and MATH 2471, 3331.

3343 THERMAL PHYSICS The fundamental principles of thermodynamics and statistical physics. Lecture. Prerequisites: PHYS 2443 or 2430 and MATH 2471.

3360 ELECTROMAGNETISM 1 The fundamental principles of electricity and magnetism are presented through the theory of fields. Electric and magnetic fields, their interaction with matter, and their behavior as expressed by Maxwell’s equations are explored. Lecture. Prerequisites: PHYS 1442 or 1420 and MATH 2471.

3361 ELECTROMAGNETISM 2 Continuation of ENGR 3360. Propagation, reflection, refraction, and radiation of electromagnetic waves. Lecture. Prerequisite: ENGR 3360.

4V03 TOPICS IN ENGINEERING DESIGN (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours) Content will vary, depending on interests of faculty and students. Examples: physical acoustics, dynamics, antenna design, fluid mechanics, materials, signal processing. This course may be offered in association with a section of ENGR 4350 Topics in Theoretical Engineering. Students may register for up to 4 hours per semester. A maximum of 12 hours may be used for a degree. May be repeated with different content. Laboratory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Possible Co-requisite: ENGR 4350

4350 TOPICS IN THEORETICAL ENGINEERING Content will vary, depending on interests of faculty and students. Examples: physical acoustics, dynamics, antenna design, fluid mechanics, materials, signal processing. This course may be offered in the association with an ENGR 4103 Topics in Engineering Design. May be repeated with different content. Lecture. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Possible Co-requisite: ENGR 4V03.