Engr 2810, Section 101, 3 Credit Hours

Barbara Gilbert

Mon / Weds 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Main Campus, L-201

JS312M

224-4000, ext 53014, Cell:417-9368

All office hours will be held in the SRC, Monday and Wednesday: 3:00-4:15pm, Tuesday: 11:30am-1:00pm, and Thursday: 2:15-3:15pm

September 11th - drop date WITHOUT a WITHDRAW pass/fail, November 10th - drop date WITH a WITHDRAW pass/fail.

PHYS 1710 (Calculus based Physics I), MATH 1715 (Calculus II)

- Textbook: Engineering Mechanics: Statics by R. C. Hibbeler, 14 th edition, 2016.

- Please
**always**have a scientific, preferably graphic, calculator with you at all times.

- Please purchase a small spiral notebook that you will use to keep a reflective journal.

Statics is an interactive learning course, with classroom demonstrations on the theory of engineering mechanics to bodies that are at rest or move with constant velocity. General topics include internal and external forces (both two and three dimensional), moments, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, friction, center of gravity, and moment of inertia). Introduces formal mathematical concepts of computer science for the beginning student. Topics include elementary logic, induction, algorithmic processes, graph theory and models of computation.

The overall objective is that the student is given a thorough introduction to the vector mechanics of non-accelerating objects. By the end of the course, the student should be able to:

- Calculate the magnitude and direction of forces acting on point particles and rigid bodies in equilibrium.
- Define and calculate a moment of force about a specified axis
- Use free body diagrams, convert a system in static equilibrium to an equivalent system of forces.
- Analyze simple structures such as trusses, beams, frames, and machines.
- Draw shear and moment diagrams.
- Calculate a body’s center of gravity, center of mass, and centroid.
- Include the effect of friction on calculations.
- Calculate the Moment of Inertia of an area and learn to apply the Parallel axis theorem.

**Attendance:**According to CNM regulations, students enrolled for credit or audit are expected to attend all class sessions. Attendance is taken daily at the beginning of class. If you come in after attendance has been taken, please inform me of your attendance after class. Students that come in more than 10 minutes late are considered absent for the class. Students who miss the equivalent of 15%, or 5 classes, may be dropped from the class. Students must keep in mind, however, that it is ultimately their responsibility to withdraw from the course. Absences from class do not relieve students from responsibility for missed assignments, material covered in class or exams.

**Collaborative In-Class Sessions:**We will be engaging in collaborative work most of our class meetings. Be respectful of your yourself, your peers and your environment. Come well prepared and ready to contribute. Clean your area before you leave class.

**Reflective Journal: A**t the beginning of class each Monday you will submit a journal that contains an entry conceptually summarizing the previous week's material, i.e. the journal due Monday of the nth week will contain a summary of the material from week n-1. Please**use the same spiral notebook for the entire semester.**

**Homework:**Homework will be assigned on a weekly basis. The homework assignments and solutions can be found on our class website, barbsphysics.net, under the homework tab. Answers to the odd numbered problems are in the back of your book. Each homework score will range from 0 to 10 points. Doing the homework is very important for digesting the material and crucial to performing well on the tests.

**Quizzes**: Thirteen quizzes are scheduled. Each quiz will be administered during the first 15 minutes of class on Mondays. Quizzes will be primarily based on in-class problems and homework. Your class attendance/participation, your reflective journal conceptual summary AND completing your homework are important to doing well on the quizzes. Both problem-solving skills and a conceptual understanding are important to your success. There may be multiple choice questions, free response problems, and/or brief explanations. You may continually build on an 8”x11” one-sidedsheet that you can use for each successive quiz, the midterm exam and the final exam.*formula-only*

**Midterm Exam:**A mandatory comprehensive midterm exam will be given on Wednesday 10/18. You may continually build on an 8”x11” one-sidedsheet that you can use for each quiz, the midterm exam and the final exam.*formula-only*

**Final Exam:**A mandatory comprehensive final will be given on the last day of class. It can serve to replace a missed test or a lower test score. In the event that CNM closes on the day of the final exam, the final grade will be calculated based on all work assessed up to that point in the course. Students may generate an 8”x11” two-sided formula sheet for the final exam. You may continually build on an 8”x11” one-sidedsheet that you can use for each quiz, the midterm exam and the final exam.*formula-only*

** Our final exam will be in L-201 on Wednesday, December 6th from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm. **

The grades will be assigned based on the standard scale:

A = 90 – 100% B = 80 – 89% C = 70 – 79% D = 60 – 69% F = 0 – 59%

Grades will be calculated according to the following scheme:

- Quiz average, with the lowest score dropped, will yield 15% of your semester grade.
- Homework average with the lowest score dropped yields 15% of your semester grade.
- Weekly reflection journal average, with the lowest score dropped yields 15% of your semester grade.
- Collaboration participation average yields 15% of your semester grade. This grade will be based on how well prepared you were for class, and how effectively you participated in each collaborative session.
- Midterm yields 20% of your semester grade.
- Final exam yields 20% of your semester grade.

** Note: All students must receive a grade above 50% on the final exam in order to pass this course. **

In the event CNM closes on the day of the final exam, final grades for students will be calculated based on all work assessed up to that point in the course.

This schedule is approximate. To finish the necessary material, i.e., all that is listed above, it is extremely important for you to keep up with the class. For most humans, physics is not easy. But with organization, time and effort you can do it! I am here to help. Please ask when you have questions and take advantage of my office hours!

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https://www.cnm.edu/depts/dean-of-students/documents/ACADEMIC_DISHONESTY_POLICY_03-28-08.pdf

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