# BME 110A Biomechanics I (2017-2018)

#### BME 110A Biomechanics I

**BME 110A Biomechanics I (Credit Units: 4)** Introduction to statics. Rigid bodies, analysis of structures, forces in beams, moments of inertia. Prerequisite: Physics 7D, Physics 7LD, Physics 7E, Math 3A, and Math 3D. Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering: Premedical majors, and Material Science Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. Undergraduate Only. . (Design units: 1)

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- Classical Physics and Lab. Electricity and magnetism.
- Classical Physics: Fluids, oscillations, waves, optics.
- Calculus.
- Differential Equations and Linear Algebra.

- Statics of Particles
- Rigid Bodies: Equivalent Systems of Force
- Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies
- Distributed Forces: Centroids and Centers of Gravity
- Analysis of Structures
- Forces in Beams and Cables
- Friction
- Distributed Forces: Moments of Inertia
- Methods of Virtual Work

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Matlab, Microsoft Office or equivalent

None.

Contributes toward the Biomedical Engineering Topics and Major Design experience.

Design problems are assigned to groups of students who describe the problem, state assumptions, and provide computer drawings either by CAD software or MS PowerPoint. The designs include a list of components from online catalogs or local businesses, a budget, drawings, detailed mathematical analysis of the problem and the design, as well as a strategy for testing the design.

- Homework: 20%
- Designs: 20%
- Midterms: 30%
- Final: 30%
- Total: 100%

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units