MAE 2101 Engineering Mechanics: Statics Summer, 2007

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MAE 2101 Engineering Mechanics: Statics
Summer, 2007: MW 1:40-4:20 UH 132
Instructor: Robert G. Gist
Office and Hours: ENG 244, Monday after class, or by appointment
UCCS e-mail: [email protected]
Web Address: http://www.uccs.edu/~rgist
Prerequisites: Math 135 (Calculus I) and PES 111 (General Physics I)
Text: Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics (or Statics), 11th Ed., by R. C. Hibbeler
Homework: Homework is an important part of cementing the information from the lectures into
practical application that will fulfill the objectives of this course. It also gives you practice on
what you can expect to see on the exams. Homework will be due at the start of class, typically
one week after it is assigned. Study groups are acceptable and encouraged, but homework should
be based on individual effort. To be graded, homework must be neat, readable and must show
your work in arriving at the answers with intermediate calculations. Partial credit will be given
for problems executed correctly but with computation errors. Homework turned in after it is due
is subject to a 10% penalty per class day that it is late. If extreme circumstances should present
themselves, consult with me as soon as possible. Each homework set will consist of around 5-7
problems from the chapter. Each problem will be assessed according to the following criteria:
Correct procedures, correct answers
Some math errors
Several math errors or incorrect equations
Correct equations
Attempted
Did not attempt
5 pts
4 pts
3 pts
2 pts
1 pt
0 pts
Exams: There will be three exams given during the semester, each counting equally in your
grade. I will give you at least a week’s notice as to the exact date of the exam as well as the
material for which you will be responsible on each test. The last exam will be given on the last
day of class. Unless arrangements have been made prior to the exam, there will be no make-up
exams. For each exam, you will be allowed to bring a 3x5 inch index card with formulas and
constants written on it. Calculators are allowed to be used for the exams, but not computers.
Grades: Your grade will be based on the following weighting:
Homework
20%
Exam #1
Equal weight
80%
Exam #2
Equal weight
Exam #3
Equal weight
The grading ranges are posted on my website. The ranges are: 4.0 (89.5 to 100), 3.x (79.5 to
89.4), 2.x (69.5 to 79.4), 1.x (59.5-69.4) and 0.x (0 to 59.4). Ranges include +’s and –‘s.
Students with disabilities should provide their letters of certification and accommodation within
the first two weeks of class. Special accommodations for tests are required a week prior to the
scheduled exam date.
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MAE 2101 Engineering Mechanics: Statics
Summer, 2007: MW 1:40-4:20 UH 132
Units: Keeping track and showing units (where they exist) is critical when reporting engineering
results. Reminders will appear on homework problems with missing units prior to the first exam.
After that (including all exams) DEDUCTIONS WILL BE TAKEN FOR MISSING UNITS.
Calculators: Calculators and computers are a part of the modern engineer’s tool set. They
provide an alternate means to check your answers and to reduce computation errors, but are no
substitution for engineering common sense. If you can program and apply calculators to assist
you in your problem solving, you are increasing your skill set. Calculators will be allowed
during exams; HOWEVER, enough INTERMEDIATE STEPS MUST BE SHOWN to convince
me that you understand how to solve the problem.
Significant Dates
Date
Jun 11
Jul 4
Aug 3
Event
First day of class
Fourth of July
Last day of class
Note
No class
Anticipated Course Schedule*
Unit 2
Homework
Due
----Ch 1 & 2
Ch 3
Ch 4
Ch 5
----Ch 6
Ch 7
Ch 8
Unit 3
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Chapter & Topic
(Ch 1 & 2) Principles; Vectors
(Ch 3) Forces
(Ch 4) Systems of Forces & Moments
(Ch 5) Objects in Equilibrium
Review & Exam #1
(Ch 6) Structures in Equilibrium
(Ch 6 & 7)
Indep. Day Holiday
(Ch 7) Internal Forces & Moments
(Ch 8) Friction
Review & Exam #2
(Ch 9) Centroids; Center of Mass
(Ch 9 & 10)
(Ch 10) Moments & Products of Inertia
(Ch 11) Virtual Work
Review & Exam #3
Unit 1
Date
11-Jun
13-Jun
18-Jun
20-Jun
25-Jun
27-Jun
2-Jul
4-Jul
9-Jul
11-Jul
16-Jul
18-Jul
23-Jul
25-Jul
30-Jul
1-Aug
Ch 9
Ch 10 & 11
* Schedule (except holiday dates) is approximate, and subject to change. Dates of exams will be announced at
least a week prior to administration.
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