Strength of Materials is simply how a material reacts to various applied forces. As forces and moments are added to objects, we need to know how the the material reacts.
Good engineers can see this happening without doing FEA because they know how the material is going to react. Knowing how the stress flows can save tremendous time in the design process. Learning and practicing the material in this course will allow you to evaluate designs as you are designing them
We want you to be one of those engineers who can see stress flowing without FEA and sometimes hand calculations.