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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "ENGR 210"
COURSE NAME: "Engineering Fundamentals: Statics"
SEMESTER & YEAR: Summer Session I 2017
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Susan Reynolds
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MTWTH 2:00 PM 3:45 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: MA 198
OFFICE HOURS: To Be Announced

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course provides an introduction to statics, the branch of mechanics that is concerned with the analysis of loads (force and torque, or "moment") on physical systems in static equilibrium, that is, in a state where the relative positions of subsystems do not vary over time, or where components and structures are at a constant velocity. When in static equilibrium, the system is either at rest, or its center of mass moves at constant velocity. Course content includes vector algebra, forces, couples, moments, resultants of force couple systems; friction, equilibrium analysis of particles and finite bodies, centroids; and applications.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:
Vector algebra, forces, couples, moments, resultants of force couple systems; friction, equilibrium analysis of particles and finite bodies, centroids; applications.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1.      represent forces and moments as vectors in two and three dimensions

2.      use equilibrium equations to determine the forces acting on a point or a body in two and three dimensions

3.      use the concepts of equilibrium to determine forces acting on trusses and in frames and machines

4.      use the concepts of equilibrium to analyze simple friction problems

5.      determine the centroids of simple and composite shapes

6.      determine the moments of inertia of simple and composite cross sections

7. describe the principles of statics observable in a structure.
TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
See comments fieldSee comments fieldSee comments fieldSee comments fieldSee comments fieldWe will be using "Statics" by Hibbeler as the course textbook. This text has different ISBN numbers for the US and UK versions. This is a problem because we will be doing online homework that is inextricably linked to the textbook ISBN. If the ISBN doesn't match, then you would have to pay twice. You have 2 options. Option 1 is for students that learn best by reading a hard copy textbook. I recommend that you buy an old, used edition of Hibbeler's Statics while in the U.S. Then, on the first day of class, I'll give you instructions for accessing and paying for the online eText and homework. You will only need an online debit/credit card. The price is anticipated to be between $80 and $100. Option 2 is for students that can learn from an eText and don't need a hard copy. Those students can simply purchase the eText/online homework access on the first day of class. Email me ([email protected]) if you have questions.
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
HomeworkHomework assignments will be graded: the average grade weighs 20 percent of the final grade.20%
QuizzesQuizzes will be either administered in hard copy format, or online. Details will be announced in class. The average quiz score weighs sixty percent of the final grade.60%
Final exam (comprehensive)Students that score an ‘A’ on all four quizzes are exempt from the final exam and will receive an ‘A’ in the course.20%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AClear evidence that the student has a thorough understanding of all of the technical material presented in the course and can reliably complete detailed computations related to the technical material
BThe student has a general understanding of the technical material in the course, and can generally reliably complete detailed computations related to the technical material, with some errors.
CThe student understands the basic principles of the technical material presented in the course, and can sometimes complete detailed computations related to the technical material.
DThe student only understands basic principles of the technical material presented in the course, and cannot complete detailed computations related to the technical material.
FThe student does not understand basic principles of the technical material presented in the course and cannot completed detailed computations related to the technical material.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMINATION POLICY

 
Attendance is not taken in the course. However, students that miss even a single day of lecture are likely to fall behind in the course material. Each concept introduced in the course builds on mastery of previous concepts. The best strategy for success in this course is to attend every single lecture diligently. 

 
You cannot make-up a quiz or final exam without the permission of the Dean’s Office. The Dean’s Office will grant such permission only when the absence was caused by a serious impediment, such as a documented illness, hospitalization or death in the immediate family (in which you must attend the funeral) or other situations of similar gravity. Absences due to other meaningful conflicts, such as job interviews, family celebrations, travel difficulties, student misunderstandings or personal convenience, will not be excused. Students who will be absent from a quiz or the final exam must notify the Dean’s Office prior to that exam. Absences from class due to the observance of a religious holiday will normally be excused. Individual students who will have to miss class to observe a religious holiday should notify the instructor by the end of the Add/Drop period to make prior arrangements for making up any work that will be missed. The final exam is scheduled for Friday June 23rd.
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Modifications will be announced in class)

Session

Session Focus

Reading Assignment /

Other Assignment

Meeting Place/Exam Dates

Week 1

Ch. 1.1-1.6 Course Intro. And General Principles; Ch. 2.1-2.3 Vector Operations; Ch. 2.4-2.8 2D and 3D Cartesian Vectors; Ch. 2.9 Dot Product; Ch. 3.1-3.4 Particle Equilbrium 2D and 3D; Ch. 4.1 Moment of  Force in 2D; Ch. 4.2-4.3 Cross-Product and Moment of a Force in 3D; Ch. 4.5 Moment about an Axis; C. 4.6 Moment of  Couple; Ch. 4.7-4.8 Equivalent Systems

TBA 

 First quiz: Thursday, May 25th

Week 2

and week 3

Ch. 9.1-9.2 Centroids; Ch. 4.9 Distributed Loading; Ch. 5.1-5.2 2D Rigid Body Supports and FBD; Ch. 5.3-5.4 2D Rigid Body Equilibrium; Ch. 5.5 3D Rigid Body Supports and FBD; Ch. 5.6-5.7 Rigid Body Equilibrium in 3D; Ch. 6.1-6.4 Trusses; Ch. 6.6 Frames

 TBA 

 Second quiz: Thursday, Jun 1st

Week 3 and week 4

Ch. 6.6 Machines; Ch. 7.1 Internal Forces in Members; Ch. 7.2 Shear and Bending Moment; Ch. 7.4 Cables. Ch. 8.1-8.3 Friction and Wedges; Ch. 8.5 Frictional Forces on Flat Belts.

 TBA 

Third quiz: Thursday, June 8th

Week 5

Ch. 9.6 Fluid Pressure; Ch. 10.1, 10.3, 10.4, 10.6 Moment of Inertia for an Area by Integration; Ch. 10.2, 10.5 Parallel Axis Theorem; Ch. 10.7 Moment of Inertia for a Rotated Axis; Ch. 10.8 Mohr’s Circle

TBA 

 

Fourth quiz: Thursday, Jun 15th

Final Exam COMPREHENSIVE on Friday, Jun 23rd