Course Details

Course Number: 2113  Section Number: 101

Fall 2010

Location: McCoy Engineering Hall

Classroom Number: 207

Days & Times:

TR, 8 am - 9:20 am

Course Attachments

Office Schedule  Office_Hours_Idir_Azouz.doc


Engineering Mechanics Statics
MSU Faculty Member
Idir Azouz   
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Course Objectives


  • Given an analysis task, present your work in a clear, logical format. (Homework, Exams)
  • Given a pictorial representation of a problem, draw the free-body diagram. (Homework, Exams)
  • Given two points on the line of action of a force and the magnitude of a force, find the vector formulation of the force. (Homework, Exams)
  • Given two direction angles of a force, find the third direction angle and find the vector formulation of the force. (Homework, Exams)
  • Given a set of forces acting on a particle, find the components of each force and find the resultant force. (Homework, Exams)
  • Given three forces acting on a particle in 2D, only one of which is known completely, find the magnitude of the other two forces if the particle is in equilibrium.  (Homework, Exams)
  • Given a particle in equilibrium in 3D under the action of 4 forces, three of which have known directions but unknown magnitudes, find these magnitudes.  (Exam 2: Q1)
  • Given a coplanar force system, reduce this to a single resultant force. (Homework, Exams)
  • Given a distributed force on a beam, reduce to a single resultant force.  (Homework, Exams)
  • Given a body in equilibrium under the action of a 2D system of forces, find the reactions on the body.  (HW probs)
  • Given a force and a point in 3D, find the moment of the force around the point.  (Homework, Exams)
  • Given a body in equilibrium under the action of a 3D system of forces, find the reactions on the body.  (Homework, Exams)
  • Given a cross-sectional area, find the centroid (Homework, Exams)
  • Given a cross-sectional area, find the Moment of Inertia. (Homework, Exams)  

Course Expectations

MATH 1634, PHYS 1624  

Basic computer skills, MS Excel, hand calculator 

Final Exam12/9/2010  8 am - 10 am

Submission Format Policy

All exams and homework assignments must be submitted on engineering paper.

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

Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class.  Once class starts, no homework will be accepted.  Do not ask one of your classmates to turn in an assignment for you.  It will not be accepted. 

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

You are expected to attend class regularly and are responsible for notes, homework assignments, and exams missed while being absent. 

Other Policies

Exam Make-up

You are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given.  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 exam, depending on the validity of your excuse. 

Student Attitude

Once class starts, the use of cell phone and/or pager, reading a newspaper, conducting private discussions, using the computer (unless asked by your instructor), working on anything that is not directly related to the course, making derogatory remarks about a classmate or your instructor will not be accepted and may result in your dismissal from the class. 


Students in this course must demonstrate their competency in oral and written communication through written homework assignments and exams, and through solving problems on the board.  They must also demonstrate their ability to use the English language.



Scholastic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent.  You are expected to have read and understood the current issue of the student handbook regarding student responsibilities & rights, and the intellectual property policy information about procedures and what constitutes acceptable on-campus behavior.



Information contained in this syllabus, other than grading, late assignments, makeup work, and attendance policies, may be subject to changewith advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor. 

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.