1997-98 UAF Catalog

Course Descriptions

Degrees and Programs Index

Engineering Science

A $25.00 per semester student computing facility user fee is assessed for CSEM engineering courses. This fee is in addition to any lab/material fees.

ES 101 (2 Credits) Fall, Spring
Introduction to Engineering (1.5+2)
Overview of the engineering profession and introduction to the fields of engineering. Basic concepts from engineering, physics and mathematics applied to engineering problem solving. Basic skills required of engineers, including an introduction to engineering communications: word processing, descriptive geometry, orthographic and isometric drawings, graphs, computer graphics and computer aided drawing (CAD). Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: MATH 107X; Corequisite: MATH 108 or calculus placement.)

ES 201 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Computer Techniques (2+3)
Basic computer programming, in FORTRAN and BASIC, with applications from all fields of engineering. Laboratory fee: $10.00. (Prerequisites: MATH 107X and 108 or enrollment in MATH 200.)

ES 208 (4 Credits) Spring
Mechanics (3+3)
Engineering-oriented coverage of statics and dynamics. Vector methods used where appropriate. (Prerequisites: ES 101, MATH 201, and PHYS 211.)

ES 209 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Statics (3+0)
Force systems in two and three dimensions. Composition and resolution of forces and force systems; principles of equilibrium applied to various bodies, simple structures, friction, centroids, moments of inertia. Vector algebra used where appropriate. (Prerequisites: ES 101 and MATH 201; corequisite: PHYS 211.)

ES 210 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Dynamics (3+0)
Motion of particles, kinematics and kinetics of plane motion of rigid bodies, and principles of work and energy, impulse and momentum. Vector methods used where appropriate. (Prerequisite: ES 209.)

ES 301 (3 Credits) Fall
Engineering Analysis (3+0)
Application of mathematical tools to typical engineering design problems. Selected topics from all fields of engineering. (Prerequisites: MATH 302, ES 210.)

ES 307 (3 Credits) Fall
Elements of Electrical Engineering (3+0)
Elementary circuits and theorems, natural, forced and steady state response, principles of electronics, circuit models and system parameters, elements of measurement and instrumentation, and characteristics of DC machines, and AC machines and transformers. (Prerequisite: MATH 202 or permission of instructor.)

ES 308 (3 Credits) Spring
Instrumentation and Measurement (2+3)
Instrumentation theory and concepts of digital and analog devices, transducers, data sensing transmission, recording, and display, instrumentation system, remote sensing, and hostile environmental conditions. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: ES 307.)

ES 331 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Mechanics of Materials (2+3)
Analysis of internal forces in members subjected to axial, torsional, and flexural loads, singly and in combination. Stress-strain relationships and material property definitions; shear and moment diagrams, Mohr's Circle. Applications include beams, columns, connections, indeterminate cases. (Prerequisites: ES 208 or 209 and MATH 201.)

ES 334 (3 Credits) Fall
Elements of Material Science/Engineering (2+3)
(Same as ME 334)
Properties of engineering materials. Crystal structure, defect structure, structure and properties, aspects of metal processing, heat treatment, joining, testing, and failure analysis for engineering applications and design. Laboratory fee: $15.00. (Prerequisites: CHEM 106 and PHYS 212.)

ES 341 (4 Credits) Fall, Spring
Fluid Mechanics (3+3)
Statics and dynamics of fluids; energy and momentum principles. Dimensional analysis; flow in open channels, closed conduits and around submerged bodies. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisites: MATH 201 and ES 208 or 210.)

ES 346 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Basic Thermodynamics (3+0)
Thermodynamic systems, properties, processes, and cycles. Fundamental principles of thermodynamics (first and second laws), and elementary applications. (Prerequisites: MATH 201 and PHYS 211.)