Course Number:

Engr 2815, Section 101, 3 Credit Hours


Barbara Gilbert

Class Days/Time:

Mon / Weds 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm


Main Campus, L-102

Class Website:



Office Phone:

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

E-mail: (best place for messages)

Office Hours
  • Mondays 5:00-5:45 pm in L-102
  • Wednesdays 5:00-5:45 pm in L-102
  • Thursdays 11:30-1:30 pm in SRC203
  • Registration Deadlines
  • The last day to drop without a “W” appearing on a transcript is Monday, January 29th.
  • The last day for a refund is Monday, January 29th.
  • The last day to drop with a “W” is Friday, March 30th.
  • The last day to change grading option is Friday, March 30th, and can't be done online.
  • Prerequistes

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

    Pre or Co-Requisite : MATH 2710 (Calculus III)


    Textbook: Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics by R. C. Hibbeler, 14th edition.

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

    Course Description

    Dynamics is an interactive learning course with classroom demonstrations on the theory and application of engineering mechanics to bodies that are accelerating. General topics include kinematics, force and acceleration, work and energy, impulse and momentum as applied to the motion of particles and rigid bodies.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    Course Requirements

    Attendance: Your attendance will strongly correlate with your success in this course.

    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. Arrive to class calm, well prepared and ready to contribute. Please clean your area before you leave class.

    Reflective Journal: At 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: Doing the homework is very important in understanding the physics, and the experience will serve you well on the tests.

    Guide lines for the homework format:

    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-sided formula-only sheet that you can use for each successive quiz, the midterm exam and the final exam.

    Midterm Exam: A mandatory comprehensive midterm exam will be given on Monday 3/5/2018. You may continually build on an 8”x11” one-sided formula-only sheet that you can use for each quiz, the midterm exam and the final exam.

    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-sided formula-only sheet that you can use for each quiz, the midterm exam and the final exam. Our final exam will be in L-102 on Wednesday, April 25th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

    Grading Policy: 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%

    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.

    Tentative Schedule

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    Disability Statement

    We will accommodate students with disabilities documented by the CNM Disability Resource Center. During the first two weeks of the semester, those students should inform the instructor of their particular needs.


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