MTW, after class, 11:10-11:50am
“Statics", 4 ed., by Bedford and Fowler
|| Required – a simple/non-graphing scientific calculator, a couple colors of
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.
||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%
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
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).
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