EngrM 223  Engineering Statics – Spring 2003
(Section
001)
Dr. Mehrdad Negahban
W311
Nebraska Hall
Phone:
4722397
Email:
mnegahban@unl.edu
Home
page for the class: HTTP://emntserver.UNL.EDU
Office Hours: MW
Book: Vector Mechanics for
Engineers: Statics, Sixth Edition, by F. P. Beer and E. R. Johnson, published
by McGrawHill.
Final class
grade will be based on:
Participation (Quizzes,
etc.) 10%
1 Mechanics
Readiness 3%
2 Hour
Exams (20% each) 40%
1 Final
30%
Homework 20%
Bonus
Project 5%
Total 108%
(or more!)
Grading
policy:
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The following straight scale will be used:


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Only neatly written problems will be graded
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A correct answer without a correct outline of the work will not carry
any grade
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All incorrect work must be clearly crossed out on the page
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In cases where more than one solution is presented for a problem, the
solution with the most errors will be graded
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Each solution must have proper units
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Makeups will be given only
under extreme circumstances. It is expected that the student will contact the instructor
sufficiently in advance of an exam or have sufficient reason that they could
not do so.
Quizzes:
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Will cover theoretical aspects (definitions and derivations) and
problem solving skills
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Will be closed book, closed notes, with no crib sheet
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No makeup quizzes
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May or may not be announced, may or may not be in class
Hour exams:
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Will be announced one week before the exam
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Will contain three or four problems: One problem will be from the homework
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Will be closed book and closed notes
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I will provide a sheet containing the main equations
Final:
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Will contain four to eight problems
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Will be comprehensive
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Will be closed book and closed notes
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I will provide a sheet containing the main equations
Homework:
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Problems are due the Wednesday of the week after they are assigned
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Problems will be graded only if they are written neatly
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Cooperation on understanding and doing the homework is allowed, but the
final presentation must be your own (no copying of homework)
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No late homework! There will be a “No Questions
Asked/No Excuses Needed” policy of dropping your lowest homework grade to cover any special
circumstances
Preparation and
Responsibilities:
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You are responsible for all sections in the book written on the outline
of the course (even if not covered in class)
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You are responsible for the material presented in class (even if not in
the book)
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Please look over the sections that will be covered in class before
coming to class
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Please read both the book and the class notes before coming to office
hours
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Please make an honest attempt at solving the problems before coming to
office hours
Prerequisites:
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Analytical Geometry and Calculus I and II (Math 106 and 107): Limits,
Differentiation, Related Rates, Integration, Exponentials, Trigonometric,
Analytic Geometry and Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Polar Coordinates,
Parametric Equations, Quadratic Surfaces
·
Physics 211
Statement on
Academic Dishonesty: Cheating on exams and plagiarism in the preparation of homework will be
considered unacceptable conduct. Academic sanctions will be taken against all
parties involved in the act of cheating and/or plagiarism. A student
participating in the act of cheating and/or plagiarism for the second time will
receive a failing grade in this class. Consult the Student Code of Conduct
section in the Undergraduate Bulletin for more details.
Statement on
Disruptive Conduct: I would appreciate it if all students be
considerate of the learning mission of the class and to refrain from activity
which is disruptive.