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**Mechanical Engineering - ME**

**2333 Principles of Thermodynamics I (3)** *Prereq.: grade of
"C" or better in CHEM 1202, MATH 1552, and PHYS 2101; or equivalent. *Thermodynamic
systems and control volumes; physical properties, work and heat; first and
second laws; entropy; availability.

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****2733 Materials of Engineering (3)** *Prereq.: CHEM 1202 and credit or
registration in PHYS 2102*. Classification and study of engineering
materials, their structure, properties, and behavior; typical metals and alloys,
plastics and rubber, and ceramic materials; phase equilibria and manipulation of
properties and behavior by adjustment of composition and processing variables;
responses of engineering materials to stress and environmental variables.

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****2833 Fluid Mechanics I (3)** *Prereq.: CE 2450, ME 2333*. Statics and
dynamics of continuum liquids and gases; integral analysis, differential
analysis, dimensional analysis, and similarity of fluid flows; incompressible
flows; internal viscous flows; laboratory demonstrations.

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****3103 Engineering Mechanics, Statics, and Dynamics (3)** *Prereq.: junior
standing; PHYS 2101 and MATH 2057 or equivalent. Credit will not be given for
both this course and either CE 2450 or ME 3133*. Equilibrium, kinematics, and
kinetics of particles and rigid bodies in a plane.

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****3133 Dynamics (3)** *Prereq.: CE 2450 and MATH 1552. 2 hrs. lecture; 2
hrs. recitation*. Vectorial treatment of kinematics and kinetics of particles
and rigid bodies; force, mass, acceleration; impulse and momentum; work and
energy.

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****3249, 3250 Engineering Practice (1-3,1-3) Su** *Prereq.: consent of
instructor. Pass-fail grading. A minimum of 6 weeks of full-time employment by
an industry participating in the summer program. Same as ENGR 3049, 3050*.
Selected engineering problems in an industrial environment.

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****3333 Thermodynamics (3)** *Prereq.: PHYS 2101 and MATH 1552; or
equivalent. Not open to mechanical engineering majors*. Basic laws of
thermodynamics, availability, perfect gases and pure substances, fluid flow, and
basic heat transfer.

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****3342 Principles of Thermodynamics II (2)** *Prereq: ME 2333*. Cycle
analysis; Clapeyron equation; volume expansivity, isothermal and adiabatic
compressibility; mixtures and solutions; chemical reactions.

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****3602 Fundamentals of Instrumentation (2)** *Prereq.: EE 3950 and 3951, or
equivalent; and proficiency in English as required by the College of
Engineering. 1 hr. lecture; 3 hrs. lab*. Basic measurements theory;
instrumentation fundamentals; analog and digital instrumentation.

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****3701 Materials of Engineering Laboratory (1)** *Prereq.: proficiency in
English as required by the College of Engineering; ME 2733. 3 hrs. lab*.
Demonstrative and participative experiments to develop better understanding of
characteristics of metals, ceramics, and plastics.

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****3752 Material Selection for Mechanical Engineers (2)** *Prereq.: credit
or registration in CE 3400; ME 3701 or equivalent*. Analysis of mechanical
and other properties of engineering materials required for material selection;
advanced engineering materials in mechanical engineering; applications and
problems in processing and shaping; materials in selected mechanical systems.

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****3842 Fluid Mechanics II (2)** *Prereq: ME 2833*. External viscous
flows; compressible flows; turbulence; turbomachinery; laboratory demonstrations
and experiments.

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****3903 Special Projects for Undergraduates (3)** *Prereq.: 2.50 cumulative
gpa with consent of department. May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit*.
Library research, comprehensive design problems, and laboratory investigations.

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****4133 Machine Design I (3)** *Prereq.: CSC 2262 and ME 3133; or equivalent*.
Kinematic and dynamic analysis and synthesis of mechanisms.

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****4143 Mechanical Vibrations (3)** *Prereq.: CE 3400, MATH 2070, and ME
4133; or equivalent*. Basic principles of oscillating systems; single and
multiple degrees of freedom; dynamic balancing; applications to mechanical
systems.

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****4153 Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms (3) S** *Prereq.: ME 4133 or
equivalent*. Three-dimensional mechanisms; emphasis on computer solution
methods.

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****4163 Intermediate Dynamics (3) F** *Prereq.: MATH 2070 and ME 3133*.
Rotating reference frames, rigid body kinetics in three dimensions, central
force motion, variable mass problems, and Lagrange's equations.

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****4172 Theory and Design of Mechanical Control Systems (2)** *Prereq.: MATH
2070, ME 3602, ME 4143*. Basic principles and concepts of linear feedback
control systems; stability analysis; root locus method; frequency response;
compensation techniques.

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****4173 Vibration of Discretized Systems (3) S** *Prereq.: ME 4143 or
equivalent*. Analysis of the oscillation of multi-degree of freedom systems
using finite difference, finite element, lumped parameter, and receptance
techniques.

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****4193 Vehicle Dynamics (3)** *Prereq.: ME 4143*. Performance, handling,
and ride modeling, and design of ground vehicles. Computer simulations of
vehicle responses.

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****4201 Mechanical Engineering Design Laboratory (1)** *Prereq.: ME 3602 or
equivalent; and credit or registration in ME 4143. 3 hrs. lab*. Experiments
involving basic concepts in machine design.

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****4202 Mechanical Engineering Design II (2)** *Prereq.: ME 3752, 3342,
4232, 4433, and credit or registration in ME 4172. 6 hrs. lab*. Principles
from heat transfer, thermodynamics, design, fluids, and materials courses
utilized to complete the project set forth in the preliminary design outline
submitted in ME 4232.

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****4232 Mechanical Engineering Design I (2)** *Prereq.: ECON 2030, senior
standing in the College of Engineering, and credit or registration in ME 3342,
4252, 4433, or equivalent*. Design project will be selected and approved (to
be completed in ME 4202); project feasibility study and outline of the design
project will be completed; topics from design philosophy, optimization, product
reliability and liability, economics, use of ASME codes, and professional
ethics.

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****4242 Machine Design II: Strength and Material Considerations (2)** *Prereq:
CE 3400*. Design; three-dimensional stress analysis; deflection and
stiffness; static and dynamic loading.

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****4252 Machine Design III: Machine Component Design (2)** *Prereq: ME 4133
and 4242*. Fasteners; welded joints; mechanical springs; rolling element
bearings; gears; shafts; clutches; breaks, couplings; belts and pulleys.

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****4353 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics (3) S** *Prereq.: ME 3342 or
equivalent*. Postulational treatment of laws of thermodynamics; equilibrium
and maximum entropy postulates; development of formal relationships; principles
and application to general systems.

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****4383 Thermal System Design (3)** *Prereq.: ECON 2030, ME 3342, and ME
4433*. Principles and practices concerning the design and optimization of
thermal systems.

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****4433 Heat Transfer (3)** *Prereq.: ME 2333 or 3333, MATH 2070, and ME
2833; or equivalent*. Principles of heat transfer by conduction, radiation,
and convection.

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****4443 Introduction to Combustion (3)** *Prereq.: ME 4433*. Basic
principles of combustion and their application in solving engineering problems.

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****4453 Laser Methods in Engineering (3)** *Prereq.: senior standing in the
College of Engineering*. Basic principles of lasers and their application to
engineering problems.

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****4533 Engineering Use of Electronic Computers (3) F** *Prereq.: CSC 2262
or IE 2060 or equivalent; or graduate standing*. General rules of FORTRAN
programming with specific details applicable to campus machines; construction of
FORTRAN programs to solve mathematical problems common to all engineers;
numerical methods including solutions to linear and nonlinear differential
equations, least-squares approximation, interpolations, and integration.

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****4563 Mathematical Methods in Engineering (3)** *See MATH 4038*.

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****4573 Interactive Computer Graphics (3)** *Prereq.: CSC 2262 or equivalent
experience in mathematics and computer programming. Also offered as CSC 4356*.
Analytical treatment of graphics using the digital computer; graphical display
and input devices; computer graphics systems and standards; two- and
three-dimensional transformations; geometric modeling; interactive techniques;
basic data structures; realism in 3-D graphics; future trends.

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****4583 Applied Interactive Graphics and Computer-Aided Design (3) F** *Prereq.:
ME 4573 or equivalent. Also offered as CSC 4357*. Application of interactive
graphics techniques to solve specific problems in engineering design and data
retrieval.

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****4611 Thermal System Laboratory (1)** *Prereq.: ME 3342 and 3602 or
equivalent. 3 hrs. lab*. *Oral presentations required*. Thermal system
analysis and independent experimentation.

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****4621 Thermal Science Laboratory (1) ***Prereq: ME 3602, 3842, 4433, or
equivalent*. Laboratory demonstrations and experimentation in fluid
mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer concepts.

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****4633 Internal Combustion Engines (3) S** *Prereq.: ME 2333 or 3333 or
equivalent*. Classification of internal combustion engines, gas turbines,
cycles with different components, spark-ignition gasoline engines, detonation,
carburetion, compression-ignition engines, combustion and diesel knock, fuel
atomization and atomizers, combustion chambers, two- and four-stroke cycle
engines, and supercharging.

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****4643 Thermal Environmental Engineering (3) F** *Prereq.: ME 3342 and
credit or registration in ME 4433; or equivalent*. Design of thermal
environment for humans, animals, processes, and inanimate objects; the means of
control.

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****4663 Power Plant Engineering (3) F** *Prereq.: ME 3342 and 4433; or
equivalent*. Power plants for industrial and central-station use; emphasis on
cycles, design, capabilities, and economics of the plant as a whole; components
used in various types of plants.

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****4673 Introduction to Modern Control Theory (3) S** *Prereq.: ME 4172 or
equivalent*. State space modeling, controllability, observability and
stability, pole placement, optimal control laws via minimum principle and
dynamic programming.

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****4723 Advanced Materials Analysis (3) F ***Prereq.: ME 2733, 3701 or
equivalent. 1 hr. lecture; 6 hrs. lab. *Concepts and operation of modern
analytical instruments using photon or electron beams and X-rays; macroscopic
and microscopic examination of materials coupled with separate and combined
testing of mechanical, tribological, and corrosion properties.

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****4733 Deformation and Fracture of Engineering Materials (3) F** *Prereq.:
CE 3400 and either ME 2733 or equivalent*. Effect of temperature, strain
rate, corrosion, and microstructure on stress-strain behavior and fracture of
engineering materials, including metals, ceramics, and plastics.

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****4743 Kinetics in Materials Processes (3) S** *Prereq.: ME 2333, ME 2733
or equivalent*. Applications of the principles of diffusion, phase
transformation, and thermodynamics to describe the kinetics of microstructural
evolution in engineering materials.

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****4753 Thermodynamics of Solids (3) F** *Prereq.: ME 2333 and 2733; or
equivalent*. Application of classical thermodynamics to metallurgical and
other solid systems; statistical interpretation of entropy; free energy and its
use in explaining phase transformations; solid solutions.

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****4763 Fundamentals of Corrosion Science and Engineering (3) F** *Prereq.:
ME 2733 or equivalent, and any first course in thermodynamics*. Corrosion
principles; polarization, passivation, inhibition, and other phenomena;
principal methods used in corrosion prevention.

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****4783 Composite Materials: Manufacturing, Properties, and Design (3)** *Prereq.:
ME 2733 and CE 3400 or equivalent*. Constituent materials, micro- and
macromechanics, mechanical behavior, fracture, manufacturing and design of
components made of composite materials, including polymer, ceramic, and metal
matrix materials.

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****4843 Gas Dynamics (3) F** *Prereq.: MATH 2070 and ME 3342; or equivalent*.
Derivation and review of basic equations of compressible fluid flow; reduction
of the general problem to 1-D flow; 1-D flow in nozzles with and without
friction; 1-D flow with heat addition; normal shock wave, Prandtl-Myer turn, and
oblique shock waves.

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****4853 Turbomachinery (3)** *Prereq.: ME 3342, 3842, and 4433*.
Preliminary design of axial- and radial-flow pumps, compressors, and turbines;
determination of optimum flow angles and dimensions, blade design, blade
selection, and performance prediction.

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****4933 Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering (3)** *May be taken for a
max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary*. *Two sections may be taken
concurrently*.

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****4943 Special Problems in Aerospace Engineering (3)** *Prereq.: senior
standing in mechanical engineering or related discipline*. *May be taken
for a max. of 12 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary*. Aerodynamic problems
of special interest in the analysis and design of water, land, air, and space
transportation systems.

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****7103 Mechanical Analysis (3)** *Prereq.: CE 3400, EE 2950, ME 4201 and
MATH 2057; or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab*. Analytical prediction
and experimental verification of strains velocities, accelerations, and jerk in
various machine members (static and dynamic) using a wide variety of
instrumentation, simplification, and recording equipment; photoelasticity,
brittle coatings, and Moirefringe methods; seismic-response theory.

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****7133 Optimum Synthesis of Mechanical Systems (3) S** Computational design
of mechanical engineering components and systems; optimum performance and design
using nonlinear programming with constraints.

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****7143 Theory of Thermal Stress (3) F** *Prereq.: CE 4440 or equivalent*.
Origin of thermal stress; external constraints, fundamental equations of
uncoupled isotropic thermoelasticity; solutions of typical thermoelastic
problems; properties of materials at high temperatures; problems in creep.

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****7233 Advanced Machine Design (3) S** *Prereq.: ME 4252 or equivalent*.

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****7243 Bearing Design and Lubrication (3) S** *Prereq.: ME 4773 or
equivalent or consent of instructor*. Derivation of fluid flow in bearings;
principles of hydrodynamics lubrication and application to journal and thrust
bearings; effect of environment on type of lubrication systems and lubricants;
heat generation in bearing and heat transfer; compressible fluid and solid
lubricants.

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****7253 Advanced Computer-Aided Design (3) F** *Prereq.: CSC 2262 or
equivalent*. Systematic application and integration of modern interactive
computer graphics.

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****7263 Computer-Aided Geometric Modeling (3) S** *Prereq.: ME 4573 or
equivalent*. Mathematical elements of modeling complex free-form geometry in
two and three dimensions for design, analysis, and display; wireframe, surface,
and solid geometric modeling; computer graphics and algebraic, computational,
and projective geometry.

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****7433 Advanced Heat Transfer I (3) F** *Prereq.: MATH 4016 or equivalent*.
Steady and transient heat conduction.

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****7443 Advanced Heat Transfer II (3) F** *Prereq.: ME 7843 or equivalent*.
Convection heat transfer.

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****7453 Advanced Heat Transfer III (3) S** *Prereq.: consent of instructor*.
Radiation heat transfer and advanced topics.

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****7533 Advanced Engineering Use of Electronic Computers (3) V** *Prereq.:
ME 4533 or equivalent*. Computer methods used to solve engineering problems;
advanced numerical methods.

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****7603 Advanced Experimental Methods (3) S** *Prereq.: consent of
instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab*. Applied course in contemporary
analog and digital laboratory tools and techniques.

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****7633 Advanced Engineering System Dynamics (3)** *Prereq.: ME 4172 or
equivalent*. Dynamic system modeling; bond graphs; state-determined systems;
simulation; controllability/observability.

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****7673 Advanced Mechanical Systems Control (3) F** *Prereq.: ME 4172 or
equivalent*. Analysis and design of distributed parameter feedback control
systems; observability, controllability, and stability of distributed parameter
systems; state estimation and optimal control of distributed systems; parameter
identification and adaptive control techniques.

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****7723 Materials Characterization Using Electron Beam Methods (3)** *Prereq.:
ME 2733. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab*. Theory and principles of electron
optics, electron microscopy, and spectroscopy; preparation, observation, and
characterization of materials by electron beams.

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****7733 Flow and Fracture in Solids (3) S** *Prereq.: CE 4440 or equivalent*.
Plastic deformation of single crystals and polycrystalline aggregates; theories
of ductile and brittle fracture; internal friction; fatigue, creep and stress
rupture; residual stresses; plastic forming of metals.

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****7743 Physical Metallurgy (3) S** *Prereq.: ME 2733 or graduate standing*.
Quantitative evaluation of metallurgical ideas; atomistic mechanisms,
statistical mechanics, dislocation theory, and thermodynamic principles.

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****7763 Advanced Corrosion Science and Engineering (3) S** *Prereq.: ME 4763
or equivalent*. Advanced topics in corrosion; stress corrosion, high
temperature corrosion, hydrogen embrittlement, etc.; thermodynamics of surfaces
and corrosion.

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****7813 Computation of Boundary Layer Flows and Heat Transfer (3) F** *Prereq.:
ME 2833 and 4433 or equivalent, and CSC 1240 or 1241 or 2262 or ME 4533 or
equivalent*. Finite-difference methods for the solution of parabolic or
boundary layer equations; use of a computer program for two-dimensional boundary
layers; wall boundary layers, jets and wakes, flows in pipes, annuli, nozzles,
and diffusers.

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****7823 Computation of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer (3) S** *Prereq.: ME
2833 and 4433 and either CSC 1240 or 1241 or 2262 or ME 4533; or equivalent*.
Finite-difference methods for solving equations of fluid motions and energy;
computer program used to solve complex problems involving fluid flow, heat
transfer, and chemical reaction; mathematical models for turbulence, radiation,
and combustion; their computing implications; application of prediction
procedures for practical situations.

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****7833 Inviscid Fluid Flow (3) S** *Prereq.: ME 7863 or equivalent*.
Potential flow theory and gas dynamics; multidimensional compressible flow;
computational gas dynamics.

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****7843 Viscous Fluid Flow (3) S** *Prereq.: ME 7863 or equivalent*.
Navier-Stokes equations; Stokes and Oseen approximations for low Reynolds number
flows; incompressible laminar boundary layer theory; transition; turbulent
boundary layers, compressibility effects, and numerical methods.

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****7853 Advanced Boundary Layer Theory (3) S** *Prereq.: ME 7843 or
equivalent*. NonNewtonian and turbulent fluid mechanics.

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****7863 Fluid Dynamics (3) F** *Prereq.: credit or registration in MATH 4038
or equivalent*. Fluid dynamics as continuum mechanics; potential flow using
complex variables in two dimensions and superposition in three dimensions;
viscous flow and Navier-Stokes equations; compressible flow, including mach
waves, shocks, and linearized aerodynamics.

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****7901 Seminar (1)** *All graduate students are expected to attend this
course every semester; only 1 sem. hr. of credit in this course allowed toward
degree. Pass-fail grading*.

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****7903 Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering (3)** *May be taken for
a max. of 6 hrs. of credit*. Directed independent study for graduate
students.

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**7933, 7943 Mechanical Engineering Problems (3,3)

**7953 Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering (3)** *May be taken for a
max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary, with consent of department*.
Mechanical engineering treatment of various areas of interest.

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****8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.)** *"S"/"U"
grading*.

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