Solid Mechanics Q guidelines

This document is not field policy and has not been subject to field vote. It is a working document provided by the DGS as a good-faith attempt to describe the current shared viewpoint of the Solids faculty. Per field rules, the exam committee decides the scope of the exam and questions are at the discretion of the committee.

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Q exam name: Solid mechanics

Field(s) to which it applies: AE, ME

Faculty that contribute to administration; fraction of students that take this Q: Miller (100%) Bouklas (100%) Andarawis-Puri (50%) van der Meulen (50%) Hernandez (50%) Bonassar (50%) Phoenix (100%) Hui (90%) Silberstein (100%) Zehnder (100%)

Core physical principles covered: the solids Q covers solid mechanics broadly at the undergraduate level. This understanding is typically refined during graduate study.

The exam committee decides the scope of the exam and questions are at the discretion of the committee; however, this list is provided as a good-faith outline of topics covered as a way to frame student’s broad study of fluid mechanics as a discipline.

Recommended textbooks for study: The faculty of the solid mechanics discipline are reluctant to recommend specific texts and urge students to focus on a broad understanding of undergraduate level solid mechanics, refined by continuing study at graduate level.

Classes required before Q exam: none

Classes strongly recommended before Q exam: The faculty of the solid mechanics discipline are reluctant to recommend specific classes and urge students to focus on a broad understanding of undergraduate level solid mechanics, refined by continuing study at graduate level.

Classes deemed helpful but usually not taken before Q exam: The faculty of the solid mechanics discipline are reluctant to recommend specific classes and urge students to focus on a broad understanding of undergraduate level solid mechanics, refined by continuing study at graduate level.

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