Liberal Arts > Mechanical Engineering

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Studies kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions; relative motion; work and energy; impulse and momentum.


II: Course Objectives

This course introduces engineering students to dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. Methods for analyzing the motion of particles and bodies are learned from studying kinematic relationships, Newton’s laws, conservation of energy, momentum, and angular momentum.

Upon completion of this course, successful students will have the ability to:

  • Determine the kinematic relationships between position, velocity, and acceleration for two-dimensional motion of systems of particles and rigid bodies.
  • Apply Newton’s equation in two dimensions to calculate the motion due to applied forces or to calculate the forces resulting from a specified motion.
  • Analyze the two dimensional motion of particles and rigid bodies using conservation laws for energy, momentum, and angular momentum.

III: Course Linkage

ME242 fills the degree requirement for the Associate of Science with Engineering emphasis, for which the mission is to prepare students for successful transfer into civil, chemical, computer, electrical, geological, mechanical, metallurgical, mining engineering, computer engineering, or engineering physics. ME 242 addresses the specific program student learning objective of:

  • Teaching students the necessary skills which will enable them to properly identify, formulate and solve engineering problems

Scheduled ME-242 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no ME-242 classes scheduled for this term.