MENG 2213 - 101: Dynamics 11408

Course Details

Course Number: MENG 2213  Section Number: 101

Fall 2011

Location: McCoy Engineering Hall

Classroom Number: 113

Days & Times:

TR 8:00 - 9:20

Course Attachments


Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics,
Hibbeler, R. C. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, 12th Edition, Pearson/Prentice-Hall.
  ISBN: 978-0-13-609200-1

MSU Faculty Member
Mr.  Robert Stradley   
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Course Objectives

Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies in plane motion. Work-energy and impulse-momentum principles.

• Kinematics of a particle: rectilinear and curvilinear kinematics
• Kinetics of a particle: force and acceleration
• Kinetics of a particle: work and energy
• Kinetics of a particle: impulse and momentum
• Planar kinematics of a rigid body: rotation about a fixed axis
• Planar kinematics of a rigid body: mass moment of inertia

Additional material may be covered as time permits.

Given a relevant problem, students will calculate the rectilinear motion of a particle.
Given a relevant problem, students will calculate the curvilinear motion of a particle.
Given a relevant problem, students will calculate the particle equations of motion.
Given a relevant problem, students will calculate power and efficiency relationships for particles.
Given a relevant problem, students will calculate impulse and momentum relationships for particles.
Given a relevant problem, students will calculate rigid body planar motion. 
Given a relevant problem, students will calculate rigid body translation and angular motion about a fixed axis. 




Course Expectations

MENG 2113

Hibbeler, R. C.  Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, 12th Edition, Pearson/Prentice-Hall.

• Course Format
This course consists of two 75 minute lecture sessions per week.  Class time will be used to review theory and to solve relevant problems.  However, all material cannot be communicated during the lecture and problem sessions.  Outside of class, Students are expected to review theory ahead of the problem sessions, and to practice problems after the lectures and problem sessions.   Student participation in class discussions and class problems is highly encouraged.    There will be weekly quizzes and weekly homework assigned. 


Grading Standards

• Evaluation Method
Your performance will be tested regularly throughout the semester by in-class exams, quizzes, and homework assignments. There will be weekly quizzes and 2 exams: a mid-term and a final. Homework problems will be assigned weekly, graded when turned in, and points determined. 

• Course Grade
The final grade for the course will be based on total number of points accumulated. 
Possible points in each category: Homework 2000 points, Quizzes 500 points Midterm 1000 points, Final exam 2000 points, Attendance/Attitude/Participation 500 points.   The overall score (X) for the course is determined as follows:

X = [Homework points + Quiz points + Exam points + [Attendance,Attitude,Participation points] /6000 possible points x 100%

The final letter grade for the course is based on the value of X and is determined from the table below. Note that a final percentage of 90 and above guarantees an A, 80 and above guarantees a B, etc.

Value of X (%) 90 - 100 80 - 89 70 - 79 60 - 69 < 60
Letter Grade A B C D F



Final Exam12/8/2011  8:00 am

Submission Format Policy

Engineering Standard formats.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

• Late Assignments
Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date at the beginning of class for full points. Late assignments will be accepted up until the solutions are posted, but at a reduction of 1 point per problem per day.  After solutions are posted,  no points will be awarded for turned in homework. 


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

• Class Attendance
You are expected to attend class regularly and will be awarded points for being in class.  In the event that you do not attend class, you are still responsible for notes, homework assignments, quizzes, exams  and anything else missed while absent.

Other Policies

• Student Attitude
Once class starts, the use of cell phones, reading of newspapers, conducting private discussions, using the computer (unless requested by the instructor), working on anything that is not directly related to the course,  and making derogatory remarks about your classmates or instructor will not be accepted and may result in your dismissal from the class.  Late arrival and sleeping in class will also negatively affect this score. 

• Late Assignments
Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date at the beginning of class for full points. Late assignments will be accepted up until the solutions are posted, but at a reduction of 1 point per problem per day.  After solutions are posted,  no points will be awarded for turned in homework.  

• Quiz and Exam Make-up
You are expected to take all quizzes and exams on the scheduled date and time. However, if for some acceptable reason you are not able to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance. The instructor will then decide whether you will be allowed to take a make-up quiz or exam, depending on the validity of your excuse.

• Exam Content
Although most of the exam problems are based on the material covered and have the same degree of difficulty as those assigned for homework or solved in class, some problems may involve concepts not necessarily covered in class but within the course material.

 Extra credit

Students are expected to perform adequately in all aspects of the course.  However, the overall objective is for each student to learn and to apply the course material.  In the event that substandard performance occurs, quizzes are missed, or the student believes that additional help is needed, the student may request extra credit assignments.   


• Plan on spending at least 6 hours outside of class each week to study the material and to work on homework assignments and projects. Do not wait until the last day to start the homework, do projects, or to prepare for exams.

• Read the course material before coming to class. There will be a quiz every Tuesday on the material. 

• If you need makeup or extra credit work, see the instructor. 

• Request office hours throughout the semester as needed for questions or problems.  

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.