# Chabot College Fall 2002 31 - Plane Surveying

```Chabot College
Fall 2002
Course Outline for Engineering 31
PLANE SURVEYING
Catalog Description:
31 - Plane Surveying
3 units
Use of surveying instruments: tape EDM, level, transit, theodolite measurement and errors.
Computations for traverse, horizontal and vertical curves, earthwork. Topographic surveys,
boundary surveys. Prerequisite: Engineering 20 and Mathematics 36 or Mathematics 37. 2
hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Prerequisite Skills:
Before entering the course the student should be able to:
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do geometric constructions using drafting instruments;
print using proper lettering techniques;
construct multiview drawing using orthographic projection;
sketch and construct two and three dimensional drawings;
do dimension drawing and demonstrate an understanding of tolerances;
construct sections and auxiliary views;
identify basics of computer graphics and computer-assisted design
identify and use the trigonometric ratios in problem solving;
define trigonometric functions in terms of the right triangle and the unit circle;
write down from memory the values of sine, cosine, and tangent functions of standard angles,
both in degree and radian measure;
write down from memory the Pythagorean identities, reciprocal identities, double angle
formulas for sine and cosine, and sum and difference formulas for the sine and cosine;
prove trigonometric identities;
use trigonometric formulas;
solve trigonometric equations with multiple angles over different intervals;
use the law of sines and the law of cosines to solve oblique triangles;
graph trigonometric functions;
graph the inverse sine, inverse cosine, and inverse tangent functions;
convert between polar coordinate system and rectangular coordinate system;
graph polar equations;
define and/or illustrate: segment, ray, angle, midpoint of a segment, bisector of an angle or
segment, types of triangles and other polygons, congruence and similarity of triangles,
perpendicular and parallel lines;
use definitions of the items in (8), along with postulates and theorems about them, together
with undefined terms, to prove geometric theorems, both synthetically and analytically; and
both directly and indirectly;
compute areas and volumes of geometric figures.
Expected Outcomes for Students:
Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:
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measure distances by taping and by EDM;
measure elevation differences with the engineer's level;
use a transit or theodolite for angular measurements;
make calculations for and lay out horizontal circular curves, and parabolic vertical curves;
make earthwork calculations including areas and volumes;
draw a topographic map;
make statistical analyses of errors in measurement;
identify legal implications in land surveying.
Chabot College
Course Outline for Engineering 31
Fall Semester 2002
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Linear measurements
Angular measurements
Leveling
Errors in measurements and their treatment
Traverse computations
Horizontal and vertical curves
Earthwork
Mapping
Land surveying
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Lecture
Demonstrations
Laboratory assignments for field and office work
Assignments and Methods of Evaluating Student Progress:
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Typical Assignments:
a. Read assigned chapters in textbook
b. Work problems in textbook
c. Complete lab work
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Methods of Evaluating Student Progress:
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Homework
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Lab assignments
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Texts
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Final exam
Textbook(s) (Typical):
Elementary Surveying, Wolf and Brinker, Harper and Row, 1994
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Scientific Calculator
Drafting instruments
Tracing paper
Field book
Engineering paper
Cindy Stubblebine August 2001
hps Effective Fall Semester 2002
ENGR 31 Outline Fall 2002
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