EGM 3401 - DYNAMICS
SPRING 2013

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Course Instructor: Dr. Anil V. Rao, MAE-A 314, E-mail: anilvrao@ufl.edu. Tel: 352-392-5523 (Office)


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies. Kinetics of particles and a system of particles. Kinetics of rigid bodies. Principle of work, energy, and momentum.

TEXTBOOK

Rao, A. V., Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: A Systematic Approach, Cambridge University Press, 2006. Click here to download a non-printable PDF version of the book.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Homework #1
Chapter 2 Problems 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 2-8, 2-9, and 2-10.
Due: 30 January 2013

Homework #2
Chapter 2 Problems 2-13, 2-15, 2-16, 2-17, 2-19, 2-20, 2-21, and 2-23.
Due: 13 February 2013

Homework #3
Chapter 3 Problems 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-5, 3-7, 3-9, 3-10, and 3-11.
Due: 27 February 2013

Homework #4
Chapter 3 Problems 3-12, 3-13, 3-17, 3-19, 3-20, 3-22, 3-23, and 3-25.
Due: 13 March 2013.

Homework #5
Chapter 4 Problems 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-6, 4-7, 4-10, 4-12, 4-15, 4-17, and 4-20.
Due: 27 March 2013.

Homework #6
Chapter 5 Problems 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 5-7, 5-8, 5-10, and 5-11.
Due: 10 April 2013

Homework #7
Chapter 5 Problems 5-12, 5-16, 5-17, 5-19, 5-21, 5-22, 5-25, and 5-27.
Due: 24 April 2013.

Please pay careful attention to the homework policy in this class as not paying attention will adversely affect your grade. In this course homework only contributes negatively to your grade. Furthermore, it is required that you not only complete every assignment but that you put forth serious effort on every problem on each assignment. The assignments are due by 5:00 PM on the due date and must be turned into the teaching assistants in MAE-A Room 304. You may work on the homework any way you wish (individually or in groups). The penalty for not handing in assignments is as follows:

First Assignment Not Handed in On Time: Reduction by One Full Letter Grade in the Course.
Second Assignment Not Handed in On Time: Reduction by Two Full Letter Grades in the Course.
Third Assignment Not Handed in On Time: Automatic Grade of “E” in Course.

Definition of Poor Effort on a Homework Assignment: Your effort on a homework assignment is considered poor if you do not put forth a serious effort to attempt every problem on the assignment. The judgment as to whether or not your effort is poor lies solely with my teaching assistants and I. The penalties for poor effort are as follows:

First Assignment Where Effort is Poor: Reduction by Two Grade Steps (e.g., A- to a B, C+ to a C-).
Second Assignment Where Effort is Poor: Reduction by One Full Letter Grade in Course
Third Assignment Where Effort is Poor: Reduction by Two Full Letter Grades in Course
Fourth Assignment Where Effort is Poor: Reduction by Three Full Letter Grades in Course
Fifth Assignment Where Effort is Poor: Automatic Grade of “E” in Course

COLLECTING HOMEWORK

Homework must be turned into the teaching assistants by 5:00 PM on the due date in MAE-A Room 304. You must show up with you University of Florida ID so that we can properly check you off the list that you have handed in your homework on time. Late homework will not be accepted, no matter how soon after 5:00 PM that you show up to hand in your assignment. I urge each of you to not wait until the last minute to turn in your homework.

EXAM SCHEDULE

The exam schedule for the course is as follows:

Exam 1: Date: 20 February 2013. Periods: E1 and E2 (8:20 PM to 10:10 PM). Room: LIT 101 and LIT 109
Exam 2: Date: 24 April 2013. Periods: E1 and E2 (8:20 PM to 10:10 PM). Room: LIT 101 and LIT 109

COURSE GRADING

The grading for the course is as follows:

Homework: 0 %
Exam 1: 50 %
Exam 2: 50 %

GRADING SCALE

The grading scale (before homework penalty deductions) is as follows:
A: 94 to 100
A-: 90 to 93.99
B+: 85 to 89.99
B: 80 to 84.99
B-: 75 to 79.99
C+: 70 to 74.99
C: 65 to 69.99
C-: 60 to 64.99
D+: 55 to 59.99
D: 50 to 54.99
D-: 45 to 49.99
E: Less Than 45

CHEATING POLICY

I have zero tolerance for cheating on exams. Anyone found to have cheated on an exam will receive an automatic “E” in the course and the incident will be reported to the appropriate authorities at the University of Florida.



















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