### Engineering: Vector Mechanics

Nick Orsay
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(25)
Likely one of the first engineering courses you'll take in college, this homework-optional, six-session FLEX course provides a foundation for force analysis and mechanics. A must for STEM learners.

#### Class experience

```Students will be able to do the following:
-define vectors and scalars and break problems down into magnitude and direction
-calculate reaction forces along both parallel and oblique lines of action, as well as the three basic trigonometric functions to evaluate them
-define moment (torque) about a point and incorporate it into rigid beam analysis
-simplify distributed loads to points for easier calculations and assessment of reactions
-discuss the advantages of trusses and calculate loads in basic truss members```
`Paper, writing implement, and the calculator on any smartphone -- if it has buttons for basic arithmetic and trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, tangent, and their inverses), then that's all you need!`
`Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.`

#### Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(25)
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#### \$8

weekly or \$45 for 6 weeks
6 weeks

Completed by 6 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 13-18