Science & Nature
Engineering: Vector Mechanics
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.
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No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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An essential for every engineer and most STEM jobs, this course provides an intuition and know-how for conceptualizing and describing forces within virtually any mechanical system as well as the mathematical equipment to define vectors and perform force analyses. This knowledge is a must for almost all engineering fields, and you might find some of it useful even in your daily life! It forms the bedrock for many more physics, engineering, and mathematics subjects. This FLEX course has no...
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
A group challenge activity will be released that might be more tricky and stretch your understanding, which will allow you to discuss with other students. Some of them can be tackled in more than one way, so see what your classmates come up with! I will jump into discussions to assist in guiding the class toward effective solutions and to answer any questions that might come up! Additionally, homeworks will be provided at the beginning of each week, with answer keys supplied the following week. These homeworks are optional, however, so take the class to enjoy it!
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.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Nick OrsayNick Orsay
25 total reviews
25 completed classes
Hi everyone! I'm so excited to teach math, physics, and engineering here on Outschool! As an engineer and data processor by trade with an education in mechanical engineering, I've worked with kids and adults of all ages and in all walks of life,...