EGM 3401 - Dynamics

Fall 2016

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

TEACHING ASSISTANTS

E-mail: yagamawi@ufl.edu

Seong Hyeon Hong

E-mail: seonghyeonhong@ufl.edu

OFFICE HOURS

Name

Office Hours

Contact Information

Anil Rao

(Instructor)

MWF 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

in MAE-A 314 (or by Appointment)

anilvrao@ufl.edu

Mobile: 352-672-1529

Yunus Agamawi

(Teaching Assistant)

Tuesday and Thursday

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM in NEB 109

yagamawi@ufl.edu

Seong Hyeon Hong

(Teaching Assistant)

Tuesday and Thursday

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM in NEB 109

seonghyeonhong@ufl.edu

COURSE OBJECTIVE AND TOPICS

COURSE OBJECTIVE

The objective of this course is to provide a thorough and systematic introduction to the subject of dynamics of particles and rigid bodies using a Newton-Euler approach. The course provides a rigorous introduction to kinematics of particles and rigid bodies, kinetics of a particle, kinetics of a system of particles, and kinetics of a rigid body. All development is done in a coordinate-free manner and will be applied to examples in a way that provides insight into the structure of the underlying physical process.

COURSE TOPICS

Kinematics or particles and rigid bodies, kinetics or particles, kinetics of a system of particles, kinetics of a rigid body, and principles of work, energy, and momentum.

APPROXIMATE SCHEDULE FOR COVERAGE OF TOPICS

Topic

Kinematics

Kinetics of Particles

Kinetics of a System of Particles

Kinetics of Rigid Bodies

Schedule for Coverage

Weeks 1 Through 3

Weeks 4 Through 7

Weeks 8 Through 9

Weeks 10 Through 14

**Note:**if for some reason you are unable to make my office hours, you can always schedule an appointment at a time that is mutually agreeable to both you and I.

COURSE LOCATIONS AND CLASS PERIODS

Section 2: MWF Period 8 (3:00 PM to 3:50 PM). Room: Pugh Hall 170.

TEXTBOOK

*Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: A Systematic Approach*, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

LECTURE VIDEOS

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

__All assignments are due at 5:00 PM on the due date and must be submitted to the homework box that will be placed outside of MAE-A 304__.

Assignment

Number

Assignment

Contents

Due

Date

Problem Set #6

5-2, 5-3, 5-5, 5-6, 5-7, 5-8, 5-10, 5-11, 5-12, and 5-17__Solutions:__ Click Here

5 December 2016

EXAM SCHEDULE, FORMAT, AND EXPECTATIONS

*extremely important*that you understand the theory in addition to just being able to solve problems. Furthermore, because the homework questions take a great deal of time and thought, I urge each of you to do the assignments on the schedule I provide and not wait until the last minute to complete the assignments. If you procrastinate on completing the homework assignments, it will be reflected in your exam and quiz scores.

EXAM

EXAM 1: 17 October 2016

EXAM 2: 14 November 2016

EXAM 3: 5 December 2016

ROOMS

RNK 110, CSE 119, and CSE 121

FLG 210, FLG 260, FLG 280

LIT 101 and LIT 109

ATTENDANCE RULES

MAKE-UP EXAM POLICIES

COURSE GRADING

**Item**

Problem Sets

Theory Assignments

Exam 1

Exam 2

Exam 3

Total

**Percent Value**

7 Percent (7 @ 1 Percent)

18 Percent (3 @ 6 Percent)

25 Percent

25 Percent

25 Percent

**100 Percent**

GRADING SCALE

**Letter Grade**

A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

C-

D+

D

D-

E

**Score Range**

1 Standard Deviation Above Course Median and Higher

2/3 to 1 Standard Deviation Above Course Median

1/3 to 2/3 Standard Deviation Above Course Median

0 to 1/3 Standard Deviation Above Course Median

0 to 1/3 Standard Deviation Below Course Median

1/3 to 2/3 Standard Deviation Below Course Median

2/3 to 1 Standard Deviation Below Course Median

1 to 1 1/3 Standard Deviation Below Course Median

1 1/3 to 1 2/3 Standard Deviation Below Course Median

1 2/3 to 2 Standard Deviation Below Course Median

2 to 2 1/3 Standard Deviation Below Course Median

2 1/3 Standard Deviation Below Course Median and Lower

- Given the grading system above, the median grade in the course lies exactly at the boundary between a "B-" and a "B". I reserve the letter grade associated with the median score in the course
*higher*than the boundary between a "B-" and a "B". If the letter grade associated with the median score is increased, then all grades will be increased uniformly by that same amount. For example, if I decide to increase the letter grade associated with the median score in the course from the B-/B boundary (shown above) to the B/B+ boundary, then the letter grades associated with all ranges will be increased by the same amount as the increase in the letter grade associated with the median score in the course. In no case will the letter grade associated with any range be lower than the letter grades shown above. - Scores that lie exactly at a boundary between two adjacent ranges will be awarded the higher grade. For example, a final score of exactly 1/3 standard deviation above the median will be awarded a grade of "B" while a final score of exactly 1/3 standard deviation below the median will be awarded a grade of "B-".