Spring 1999 - 0901.271
Dr. Jess W. Everett
ROW335,   256-5326
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Texts       Goals
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Evaluation       Grading
Turning in work, attendance
Academic Misconduct
Professional Organization
Readings, Quiz & Test Schedule
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Homework Assignments
Homework Policy
Class Preparation Guide

Prerequisites (top)
Physics I (for scientists and engineers), Calculus II

Texts (top)

Goals (top)
Upon completion of the course, engineering students will be able to solve problems relating to static structural systems, including: Learning Activities (top)
Learning activities help students meet the course goals.  The learning activities are preparation, listening and discussing, and practice. Evaluation Activities (top)
The evaluation activities used in this class are linked to the learning activities. Grading (top)
Grades in the course will be based on the ten point scale  (90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, etc.).  Depending upon class performance, the scale may be adjusted down, e.g., an 89 might be an A.  Points will be awarded according to the following percentages:
25 %
Assigned Problems 
25 %
Semester Exam
25 %
Comprehensive Final Exam 
25 %
It is possible to change the distribution, with agreement of all students in the class and myself.

Turning in work, Attendance (top)
To get full credit, you must have the correct answer and show appropriate work.  Assignments are due by the beginning of the designated lecture period, unless otherwise indicated.  Late assignments can be turned in until solutions are posted, but will receive at least a 50 % grade reduction.  Some problems may require the use of spreadsheets, math solvers, computer models etc..  If you have ANY questions about a graded assignment, you must talk to me about it within a week of my return of the graded assignment to the class.  Please work together on assignments, but do not copy!  Again, compare your answers before turning in homework!  Attendance will be part of your laboratory grade.

Disabilities (top)
Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent him or her from fully demonstrating his or her abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible so that we can discuss accommodations necessary to ensure full participation and facilitate your educational opportunity.

Academic Misconduct (top)
You are encouraged to work together on assignments.  However, copying is not acceptable.  Copied assignments will receive a zero grade. Cheating on a test will cause the student to receive a zero grade, at a minimum.  If you are to miss an assignment due date, exam, quiz,  field trip, or laboratory session you must have a valid excuse and notify me prior to the event.

Professional Organization (top)
You are encouraged to join a professional organization.  If you join (show me your membership card) and attend three on campus meetings, I will allow you to drop your lowest non-zero quiz grade. You must get your professional organization to pass around a sign-up sheet; I must receive a copy.

Readings and Tentative Quiz and Test Schedule, Fall 1998 (top)
Reading or Exam
Chapter 1:  Introduction (entire chapter)
Chapter 2: Statics of Particles (sections 1-15)
Chapter 3: Rigid Bodies, Equivalent Systems of Forces 
                   (sections 1-20)
Chapter 4:  Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies (sections 1-9)
Chapter 5:  Distributed Forces: Centroids and Centers of 
                   Gravity (sections 1-6,8,10-12)
Exam on Chapters 1, 11, 15, 2
Chapter 6:  Analysis of Structures (sections 1-5,7,9-11)
Chapter 7:  Forces in Beams and Cables (sections 1,3-5)
Chapter 9:  Distributed Forces: Moments of Inertia 
                   (sections 1-7,11-15)
Final (~Comprehensive)
Tentative Quiz and Test Dates
No Quiz, material covered in class on September 8
Quiz on September 10
Quiz on September 15

Quiz on September 22
Quiz on September 29

Exam 1 on October 4
Quiz on October 6
No Quiz, material covered in class on October 11
Quiz on October 13

Final on October 20

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