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Engineering Program

Syllabus for Engr214 Summer 2009


Note: This syllabus is subject to change. Please check the website for the most recent version. I usually include your feedback on office hours etc.



Instructor Rainer Heller
Office: SAM210

Office Hours: MTW, after class, 11:10-11:50am

Statics", 4 ed., by Bedford and Fowler

Tools Required –  a simple/non-graphing scientific calculator, a couple colors of
                                    pens/pencils, graph paper
Meeting Times

MTW 9:40-11:10am, SAM205


Forces and Free-body diagrams
Moments and Couples
Newton's Laws applied under equilibrium conditions, equilibrium equations
Objects and structures in equilibrium
Centroids and Center of Gravity
Moments of Inertia
Internal Forces and Moments
We should cover thoroughly chapters 1 through 6, and some of the contents of chapters 7 through 10.
Course Format There will be daily lectures. Your active participation is essential in making the class a success. Read the material before class and come equipped with questions.
Weekly quizzes (lowest score will be dropped): 70%
Project and presentation: 15%
Homework 15%
There will be weekly one hour quizzes. The lowest score will be dropped. The quizzes will all count equally (no 'special' final exam). There won't be any makeup quizzes.
Homework will be assigned several times a week. The problem sets will be available on the class web site. Solutions will be posted on the web site as well. The lowest homework score will be dropped.

Homework will be group assignments. You can form groups of 2 or 3 students.

Your homework must be turned in on time. I won't accept any late homework.
A key part of the Engineering profession is to apply what you learn in school to complex situations. As part of a two-person team, you will design, build, test and report on a balsa wood bridge (Details).
Special Assistance
If you need course adaptations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please see me during my office hours as soon as possible.  I am happy to help you in any way I possibly can.
And let's not forget ...
… to have fun J



Last updated: June 29, 2009

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