Course Schedule: TR 8:00 – 9:20 AM
Additional material may be covered as time permits.
Hibbeler, R. C., Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, 12th Edition, Pearson/Prentice-Hall.
This course consists of two 80 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.
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 points awarded.
Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date by the end of class for full points. Late assignments will be accepted, but at a reduction of points.
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.
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.
Your performance will be tested regularly throughout the semester by in-class exams, quizzes, and homework assignments. There will be weekly quizzes, 4 exams, and a final exam. Homework problems will be assigned weekly, graded when turned in, and points determined. Each student is expected to present solutions to assigned problems during class discussions.
The final grade for the course will be based on total number of points accumulated.
Possible points in each category: Homework 270 points, Quizzes 200 points, Exams 750 points, Attendance/Attitude/Participation 105 points. The overall score (X) for the course is determined as follows:
X = [Homework points + Quiz points + Exam points + [Attendance, Attitude, Participation points] /1325 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.
Hardcopy for quizzes, tests, homework.
Hardcopy or electronic for extra credit.
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.
The primary method of communication outside of class will be electronic, so access to a computer is required.
Emails and electronic files will be used extensively.
Dropbox will be available for those students who wish to access it.