Dynamics - 10136 - MENG 2213 - 101

Course Details

Course Number: MENG 2213  Section Number: 101

Fall 2012

Location: McCoy Engineering Hall

Classroom Number: 131

Days & Times:

Course Schedule: TR 8:00 – 9:20 AM

Course Attachments


MSU Faculty Member
Mr.  Robert Stradley   
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Course Objectives


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


Additional material may be covered as time permits.

Course Expectations


MENG 2113



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




  • Course Format

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. 


  • 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 points awarded. 


  • Late Assignments

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. 


  • 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.






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, 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. 


  • Course Grade

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.


Final Exam12/13/2012  8:00 - 10:00 am

Submission Format Policy

Hardcopy for quizzes, tests, homework.

Hardcopy or electronic for extra credit. 

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 by the end of class for full points. Late assignments will be accepted, but at a reduction of points. 

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

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. 

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 http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.