**Procedures:**

- Feel free to download and print the PowerPoint notes for each lecture
- At the end of each lecture, 2-3 problems will be assigned. These problems will be collected at the beginning of next class period, graded, and returned to you.
- There will be a quiz at the end of each class period beginning March 1, 2010. The quizzes can cover any material from the beginning of the mechanics portion through the lecture one week prior to the quiz, that is, the quiz material will not cover the new material from the previous class. Your lowest quiz grade will be dropped. There will be no make-up quizzes.

- The quizzes will be heavily based on the homework. If you have done the assigned homework, and understand the procedures for solving problems in mechanics, you should have no problems with the quizzes.
- There are extra resources available if you need more help, different explanations or more problems to practice on.

Class | Topics | Lecture Notes (ppt) | Problem Set (doc) | Homework |
---|---|---|---|---|

1 | Introduction to Mechanics: a little history, units, calculations, forces, free-body diagrams, static equilibrium of particles | Notes | Problems | |

2 | Principle of transmissibility, moments, equivalent systems of forces | Notes | Problems | |

3 | Reactions at supports and connections, free-body diagrams, static equilibrium of rigid bodies | Notes | Problems | |

4 | Two-dimensional trusses | Notes | Problems | |

5 | Frames and machines | Notes | Problems | |

6 | Stress, strain, material properties, deformation | Notes | Problems | |

7 | Friction, wedges, belt friction | Notes | Problems | |

8 | Kinematics of particles: displacement, velocity, acceleration in rectangular coordinates, uniform and uniformly accelerated motion | Notes | Problems | |

9 | Kinematics of particles: normal and tangential components | Notes | Problems | |

10 | Relative motion of particles | Notes | Problems | |

11 | Newton's Second Law for particles, linear momentum, angular momentum | Notes | Problems | |

12 | Work and energy for particles, potential and kinetic energy, conservation of energy, power | Notes | Problems | |

13 | Impulse and momentum for particles, conservation of momentum | Notes | Problems | |

14 | Kinematics of rigid bodies | Notes | Problems | |

15 | Mass moments of inertia using composite bodies, parallel-axis theorem | Notes | Problems | |

16 | Newton's Second Law for planar rigid bodies, linear and angular momentum | Notes | Problems | |

17 | Work and energy for planar rigid bodies, fixed-point rotation, power | Notes | Problems | |

18 | Impulse and momentum for planar rigid bodies, eccentric impact | Notes | Problems | |

19 | Review | Notes |

**Laboratory exercises:**

- Print, read and perform the MATLAB exercises in Dr. Haskell's three-part review of vector algebra. Print out a listing of your MATLAB code with your name as a comment at the beginning. Have your lab instructor sign your printout and hand in the listing.
- Method of Joints using MATLAB (doc)
- Digital Scale Lab (doc)
- Static Friction Lab (doc)
- Numerical Intergration of Acceleration (doc)
- Read from accelerometer, send data to MATLAB
- MATLAB m-file, with instructions and examples
- MiniDragon C code: main.c

**Ethics Readings**

- Basic Concepts And Methods In Ethics

http://ethics.tamu.edu/ethics/essays/basics.htm - Moral Concepts And Theories

http://ethics.tamu.edu/ethics/essays/moral.htm - NSPE Code of Ethics

http://www.nspe.org/ethics/eh1-code.asp

**Project and Presentation Resources and Information:**

- Project Planning Form
- Coping with Hitchhikers and Couch Potatoes on Teams
- Peer Evaluation Form
- Final report outline
- Final report review form
- Powerpoint Tips and Techniques

**Resources:**

- Hibbeler Statics/Dynamics Study Pak
- Using MATLAB for Statics and Dynamics (PDF) by Ron Larsen and Steve Hunt
- Resolving Forces, Calculating Resultants
- Dot Products
- Equilibrium of a Particle, Free-Body Diagrams
- Cross Products and Moments of Force
- Moment of a Couple
- Reduction of a Simple Distributed Loading
- Equilibrium of a Rigid Body
- Dry Friction
- Finding the Centroid of Volume
- Resultant of a Generalized Distributed Loading
- Calculating Moments of Inertia
- Curve-Fitting to Relate s-t, v-t, and a-t Graphs
- Curvilinear Motion: Rectangular Components
- Curvilinear Motion, Motion of a Projectile
- Curvilinear Motion: Normal and Tangential Components
- Dependent Motion of Two Particles
- Kinetics of a Particle: Force and Acceleration
- Equations of Motion: Normal and Tangential Components
- Principle of Work and Energy
- Rotation About a Fixed Axis