EGM 3401 - Dynamics

Spring 2018

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

COURSE OBJECTIVE

IMPORTANT NOTE

COURSE TOPICS

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

OFFICE HOURS

Name

Office Hours

Contact Information

Anil Rao

(Instructor)

Monday - Friday:

10:50 AM - 12:00 PM

(or by appointment*)

Reitz Union Food Court

E-mail: anilvrao@ufl.edu

Mobile: (352) 672-1529

Office: (352) 392-5523

(Please Call or Text Mobile)

Yoo Lim Cho

(Teaching Assistant)

Kayla Stanley

(Teaching Assistant)

Alexis Adrian

(Teaching Assistant)

Wed: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

NEB 109

Thurs: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

NEB 109

Tues: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

NEB 109

TEXTBOOK

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

LECTURE VIDEOS

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HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

__All assignments are due at 5:00 PM on the due date and must be submitted electronically through the Canvas (E-Learning) system.__

Assignment

Number

Assignment

Contents

Due

Date

Problem Set #1

Chapter 2: 1 through 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 19 through 21, and 23

7 February 2018

Problem Set #2

Chapter 3: 1 through 3, 5, 7, 9, 10 through 13, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, and 25

21 March 2018

Problem Set #3

Chapter 4: 1, 10, 12, 15, and 17

4 April 2018

Problem Set #4

Chapter 5: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, and 17

18 April 2018

EXAM SCHEDULE, FORMAT, AND EXPECTATIONS

EXAM FORMAT

All exams will be held in the evenings during periods E2 and E3 with a duration of 1 hour 50 minutes for each exam. It is important to note that in this course you will be examined on a balance of both theory and problem solving. Specifically, each exam will consist of 40 percent theory and 60 percent problem-solving. Because of the manner in which the exams are structured, it is *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.

MATERIALS PERMITTED FOR USE DURING EXAMS

The following list comprises a complete list of the only materials that are permitted for use during the exam:

- A paperback or hard cover copy of the course textbook (electronic versions of the book are not permitted)
- Your own personal handwritten course notes (if you takes notes on a tablet, then you must print these notes)

Other than those materials listed above, no other materials may be used (other than writing implements such as pens, pencils, and erasers). You may not use any electronic aids of any kind including but not limited to laptops, tablet computers (iPad, Microsoft Surface, etc.), cell phones, iPods, or calculators.

EXAM

EXAM 1: 14 February 2017

8:20 PM to 10:10 PM

Exam 2: 21 March 2017

8:20 PM to 10:10 PM

EXAM 3: 23 April 2017

8:20 PM to 10:10 PM

ROOM

Room for Exam:

Florida Gym 220

Room for Exam:

Florida Gym 220

Room for Exam:

Florida Gym 230

ATTENDANCE RULES

MAKE-UP EXAM POLICIES

COURSE GRADING

**Item**

Problem Sets

Theory Assignments

Exam 1

Exam 2

Exam 3

Random Unannounced In Class Quizzes

(For Attendance Purposes Only)

Total

**Percent Value**

4 @ 2 Percent = 8 Percent

3 @ 6 Percent = 18 Percent

34 Percent (If Max Score). 20 Percent (If Not Max Score)

34 Percent (If Max Score). 20 Percent (If Not Max Score)

34 Percent (If Max Score). 20 Percent (If Not Max Score)

First Missed Quiz: No Grade Deduction

Each Subsequent Missed Quiz: Grade Reduction by a Grade Step

(For Example, Final Grade Reduced from "A-" to "B+")

**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

NOTES ON ASSIGNMENT OF FINAL LETTER GRADES

- I reserve the right to uniformly raise the letter grade associated with the median score in the course to
*higher*than the scoring system shown above. 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 final letter grade in the course be lower than those given by the cutoffs 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-".
- The grading scale shown above does not include any deductions for missed in-class quizzes ("Course Grading" above).
- Finally, it is noted that while your individual scores for assignments, exams, and quizzes will be posted on E-learning (Canvas), the Canvas portal may not accurately reflect a student's relative standing in the class. Regardless of the information that is seen in Canvas, computation of final grades will be based on the criteria set forth above and a student's grade will only be final when grades have been computed at the end of the semester.