Roane State Community College
Division of Mathematics and Sciences
· Course Type: Face to Face
· Day and Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00-9:20
· Credit Hours: 3 credit hours
· Course Objectives:
1. To use the laws and
definitions of statics to describe and discuss Engineering problems involving
2. To obtain Engineering solutions to problems in statics using a general systematic problem solving method.
3. To improve self confidence in the ability to correctly state and solve problems.
4. To make Engineering judgments and assumptions about the feasibility and practicality of statics problems and proposed solutions.
· Learning Outcomes:
1. Solve Engineering problems using the laws and definitions of statics.
2. Analyze Engineering statics problems and synthesize the solutions using a general systematic problem solving method.
3. Solve Engineering statics problems with self confidence in the ability to find and correct any mistakes.
4. Make the Engineering judgments and assumptions needed to evaluate the feasibility and practicality of solutions to statics problems.
· Prerequisites for the course: Math 1130 (College Algebra) and Math 1720 (Trigonometry) or Math 1730 (PreCalculus)
· Course Topics
Chapter in text
Fundamental principles of statics
Vectors and forces
Equilibrium; free body diagrams
Moments and couples; equivalent force systems
Statics of Rigid Bodies; three dimensional systems moments about an axis; couples in space; reactions at supports and connections
Analysis of structures; trusses; frames; machines
Centroids and center of gravity
Distributed forces; Moments of inertia
· Specific Course Requirements: Participate in all classes and do assigned homework between each class. Complete quizzes and tests.
TEXTBOOKS AND SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS
· Textbook: Engineering Mechanics-Statics and Dynamics, 12th Edition, Hibbeler, Prentice Hall Publishers, ISBN-13: 9780138149291
· Supplementary Materials: None
· Name: Bill Murray
· Office: Roane State Oak Ridge, B-133 Cubicle F
· Office Hours: Tuesday 11:00-3:25 , 4:30-4:45 and Thursday 11:00-11:30 , 12:30-2:00
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· Phone: 865-481-2000 ext 5235
· Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GRADING PROCEDURE AND GRADING SCALE
· Assignments and Evaluations: Topics will be covered at about one topic per week and a half. Homework reading and problem assignments will be announced in class to practice the topics covered in class. Three or more 100 point tests will be given. The tests will evaluate how well you have learned the topics covered in class since the last test. Each test will be announced in class the week before the test. Quizzes of 5 to 20 points each will be used if needed. The quizzes may or may not be announced in class. An optional Final Exam will be given at the scheduled exam period.
· Grading procedure:
Scores on tests represent a measurement of at least the following factors:
Student's knowledge of the material.
2. Test material difficulty.
3. Time available to complete tests.
4. Effectiveness of the teacher's instruction.
5. Numerous indirectly related things such as testing room
environment, health of student, etc.
Grades assigned to test scores are adjusted to minimize the factors other than the student's knowledge of the material by numerical ranking of the scores of class members and by comparison with scores from previous classes.
Letter grades will be discussed after each graded test, report, or assignment is returned.
final course grade is assigned by the same numerical ranking procedure using
the student's accumulated total points for the course. The course’s final grade
is determined using the following percentages:
Tests and Quizzes 80%-100% of course grade
Optional Final Exam 0-20% of course grade
For students falling on the borderline between two grades, factors such as class attendance, class participation, and teamwork will be used to decide between the grades.
PLAGIARISM AND ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
· Academic Misconduct includes, but is not limited to, Plagiarism, Cheating, Fabrication and Facilitation. Academic misconduct is prohibited. Upon identification of misconduct, an instructor has the authority to assign an “F” or a zero for the exercise, the examination, or the entire course. Students guilty of academic misconduct that would typically result in the grade of “F” for the course will not be permitted to drop the class in which the academic misconduct occurred. The instructor will contact the appropriate Division Dean who will then contact Records and request that an administrative hold be placed on the course in question. The instructor will notify the student of the appropriate due process/appeal procedure. The administrative hold will remain in place until the academic misconduct matter is concluded.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
· Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability services office staff. Prior to granting disability accommodations in the course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services office staff. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with the disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND ADDITIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES
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· The Instructor reserves the right to make changes to the syllabus as long as the students are notified.
Click this link for some useful principle. ESSENTIALS OF LEARNING
GENERAL PROBLEM SOLVING PROCEDURE
DEFINE THE PROBLEM
1.1 UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM.
1.2 SPECIFY THE DETAILS OF THE PROBLEM.
1.3 WRITE A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM.
VISUALIZE THE PROBLEM AND POSSIBLE SOLUTION METHODS
2.1 DRAW PICTURES OF THE PROBLEM.
2.2 DRAW DIAGRAMS OF THE PROBLEM.
2.3 PLAN POSSIBLE SOLUTION METHODS.
2.3.1 DRAW CONCEPTUAL DIAGRAMS OF POSSIBLE PROCEDURES.
2.3.2 DRAW PICTURES OF EXPECTED RESULTS FROM SOLUTION METHODS.
DESCRIBE WHAT KNOWN RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE TO PRODUCE RESULTS
3.1 LABEL ALL PICTURES AND DIAGRAMS WITH THE KNOWN INFORMATION.
3.2 ASSIGN SYMBOLS TO KNOWN RESOURCES.
3.3 LIST ALL KNOWN CONDITIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS.
ANALYSIS OF THE PROBLEM
4.1 DESCRIBE WHAT RESULTS ARE NEEDED.
4.2 DESCRIBE THE UNKNOWNS WHICH NEED TO BE DETERMINED.
4.3 ASSIGN SYMBOLS TO EACH UNKNOWN DESCRIBED.
DESCRIBE THE PROCEDURES AVAILABLE TO PRODUCE THE RESULTS FROM RESOURCES
5.1 LIST ALL SET OF RULES (IN SYMBOLIC FORM) WHICH RELATE NEEDED
RESULTS AND RESOURCES.
5.2 LIST ALL FORMULAS IN SYMBOLIC FORM WHICH CAN BE USED TO
DETERMINE RESULTS FROM RESOURCES.
5.3 LIST ALL EQUATIONS IN SYMBOLIC FORM WHICH RELATE NEEDED RESULTS
SYNTHESIS OF A SOLUTION
6.1 USE THE AVAILABLE PROCEDURES TO PRODUCE THE DESIRED RESULTS FROM
THE KNOWN RESOURCES.
6.2 REPLACE THE SYMBOLS USED IN THE PROCEDURES WITH ACTUAL VALUES OF
6.3 DETERMINE THE VALUES OF ANY RESULTS WHICH CAN BE FOUND DIRECTLY BY
FOLLOWING THE RULES OR USING THE FORMULAS AND EQUATIONS.
6.4 USE THE RESOURCES AND ANY RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE TO DETERMINE OTHER
6.5 USE THE AVAILABLE PROCEDURES (USING TRIAL AND ERROR WHEN
NECESSARY) TO DETERMINE THE REMAINING NEEDED RESULTS FROM THE
ALREADY CALCULATED RESULTS AND THE KNOWN RESOURCES. USE ALL THE
PROCEDURES UNTIL ALL THE POSSIBLE COMBINATIONS HAVE BEEN TRIED.
EVALUATE THE SOLUTION
7.1 IS THE SOLUTION POSSIBLE?
7.2 IS THE SOLUTION REASONABLE?