Statics
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DOLCE Statics
Objectives
This course is designed to provide you with a clear and thorough demonstration of the theory and applications of engineering statics. A complete understanding of concepts involved in statics is absolutely critical to successfully becoming an engineer. Materials covered in this course are crucial to just about every subsequent engineering courses you will take, and every one of these courses will build off the knowledge you gain in this course.
Meeting Times and Office Hours
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Textbook
Vector Mechanics for Engineers - Statics, 7 th Edition, Ferdinand P. Beer, E. Russell Johnston, Jr. and Elliot R. Eisenberg, McGraw Hill
Requisites
Co-requisite MATH 115
ME 224L required for ME majors only and highly recommend
Grading Policies - Approximate Course Grading :
Homework 10%
Project 10%
Quizzes 25%
Midterm Exam 25%
Final exam 30%
Approximate Grading Scale:
A |
90-100% |
B |
80-90% |
C |
65-80% |
D |
55-65% |
General Policy Information
To avoid interference with the conduct of class, you are required to enter the class on time. Latecomers should stay out of the class.
No food or drinks in the class.
All hats, cell phones, pagers, etc. should be off. Each time your cell phone rings in the class, you will lose a quiz grade.
Must have a valid Cal Poly Pomona email id and check emails regularly.
Must know how to access Blackboard and library electronic reserve.
You must be able use programs such as Excel spreadsheet and/or engineering application programs such as MATLAB. If you don't have to access these programs, contact me in the first week of the class for a computer account.
Bring a calculator.
Assignments must be done neatly on engineering paper and stapled.
Box around the final answer.
Give units on the final answer. No units, No Credit.
FBD must be drawn wherever needed. No FBD, No Credit.
Don't miniaturize your FBDs. Draw them large enough to show all elements clearly.
Homework assignments are always due in the next class unless specified otherwise.
Late assignments will not be accepted. Please do not ask me for extension.
Sloppy work will not be graded.
Quizzes are unannounced.
All exams and quizzes are closed book and closed notes.
No makeup quizzes will be given.
No makeup exams will be given unless there is a prior approved valid medical excuse.Any form of cheating, plagiarism, and/or academic dishonesty will result in an "F" grade.
Assignment Guidelines
Homework assignments must be done neatly on engineering paper and stapled. Do NOT use the back of the paper. More than one problem per page is OK if each problem is separated and the work is not cluttered. You must use the following format.
Print your name.
Write problem number.
Given: List the data given in the problem statement; often a sketch with appropriate dimensioning and labeling contains most, if not all of the given information. Missing a given piece of information or a key word will result in your being unable to solve a problem, which you might otherwise have been able to solve.
Find: State what you are trying to find in this problem.
Solution: Solve the problem in a neat and logical manner.
FBD (or space diagrams) must be drawn wherever needed. No FBD, No Credit.
Write each general equation before substituting in the appropriate values in a specific equation. This procedure allows you and others to follow what you have done.
Box around the final answer or important intermediate results.
Give units on the final answer. No units, No Credit.
Don't miniaturize your FBDs. Draw them large enough to show all elements clearly.
Homework assignments are always due in the next class unless specified otherwise. Late assignments will not be accepted. Please do not ask for extension
Syllabus
Week |
Topics |
1 |
Intro. Forces, Rectangular Components, Particle Equilibrium |
2 |
Forces in space, 3D Equilibrium |
3 |
Vector operations |
4 |
Couples, Equivalent Systems |
5 |
2D, 3D Rigid Body Equilibrium, 2-Force Bodies |
6 |
Trusses, Method of Joints , Method of Sections, |
7 |
Frames, Machines |
8 |
Friction, Wedges and Belts |
9 |
Centroids and Distributed Loads |
10 |
Moment of Inertia |