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  ENT-238 Elements of Machines
4 Credits  Offered As Needed
  An introductory study of the design and operating characteristics of mechanical devices such as linear and rotary bearings; gears and gear systems; power transmission and synchronous drive belts; couplings, brakes, and clutches; fluid power pumps; and activators. Applications in high-speed mechanisms and precision linear or rotary positioning systems are analyzed. Lab work emphasizes the identification and measurement of dynamic characteristics and performance limits. Skills prerequisite: ENG 020 and ENG 060. Prerequisite: MAT 028B or ENM 126. Or permission of the instructor.