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Videos for Dr. Howard's class for week 1: Class 1 , Class 2 .
Course Introduction
Concepts
Schedule
Class Policies
Vista interface
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Respond (Due Mon-8-24 / Tue-8-25)
Prerequisites Review
Concepts
Skills
use dimensional analysis to change from one set of units to another
calculate lengths and angles in arbitrary triangles using the law of sines and the law of cosines
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Respond (Due Mon-8-24 / Tue-8-25)
Introduction to Statics and the Problem Solving Process
Concepts
statics as part of mechanics
Newton's laws
Skills
solving a problem using the Problem Solving Method steps
expressing terms in three signficant digits
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Respond (Due Mon-8-24 / Tue-8-25)
Videos for Dr. Howard's class for week 2: Class 3 , Class 4 , Class 5
Particles
Concepts
particle vs rigid body or system
requirements for treating as particle
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Respond (Due Mon-8-31 / Tue-9-1)
Concepts Quiz
(no skills quiz for particles)
Homework
Point Forces
Concepts
notation forms for forces
Skills
changing from one form to another
adding forces in any form
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Respond (Due Mon-8-31 / Tue-9-1)
Free Body Diagrams for Particles
Concepts
free body diagram (FBD) essentials
internal vs. external forces
Skills
drawing an FBD with appropriate components
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Respond (Due Mon-8-31 / Tue-9-1)
Videos for Dr. Howard's class for week 3: Class 6 , Class 7 , Class 8
Equilibrium of a Particle In Two Dimensions
Skills
write sum of the forces equations to solve particle equilibrium problems
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Respond (Due Tue-9-8 / Wed-9-9)
Equilibrium of a Particle in Three Dimensions
Skills
express three-dimensional forces in Cartesian form, magnitude and direction, and magnitude along a line
change from one form to another
write sum of the forces equations to particle equilibrium
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Respond (Due Tue-9-8 / Wed-9-9)
Videos for Dr. Howard's class for week 4: Class 10
Rigid Bodies
Concepts
particle vs rigid body or system
requirements for treating as rigid body
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Respond (Due Mon-9-14 / Tue-9-15)
Concepts Quiz
(no skills quiz for rigid bodies)
Homework
Moments in Two Dimensions
Concepts
moment definition and practical analogies
calculate a moment
couple
Skills
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Respond (Due Mon-9-21 / Tue-9-22)
FBDs for Rigid Bodies in Two Dimensions
Concepts
notation for including moments on an FBD
Skills
include correct items
model boundary conditions
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Respond (Due Mon-9-21 / Tue-9-22)
Equilibrium for Rigid Bodies in Two Dimensions
Skills
write sum of the moments equations
solve multiple equations in multiple unknowns
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Respond (Due Mon-9-21 / Tue-9-22)
Videos for Dr. Howard's class for week 6: Class 14 , Class 15 , and Class 16
Moments in Three Dimensions
Concepts
Skills
visualize three rotations
calculate a moment using scalar and vector methods
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Respond (Due Mon-9-28 / Tue-9-29)
FBDs for Three Dimensional Rigid Bodies
Skills
select what to include
model boundary conditions
orthogonal views
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Respond (Due Mon-9-28 / Tue-9-29)
Videos for Dr. Howard's class for week 7: Class 17 , Class 18 , and Class 19
Equilibrium of a Rigid Body in Three Dimensions
Skills
write and solve six equations of equilibrium
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Respond (Due Mon-10-5 / Tue-10-6)
Distributed Forces
Concepts
notation for distributed forces
Skills
calculate point load equivalent to distributed load
know where the equivalent point load acts
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Respond (Due Mon-10-5 / Tue-10-6)
Exam 2 -- Mon, Oct 5 (review )
Videos for Dr. Howard's class for week 8: Class 21
Centroids
Concepts
relationship between centroids and moments
centers of gravity, mass, volume, area
distributed loads and centroids
Skills
calculating centroids by integration and composite body methods
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Respond (Due Mon-10-12 / Tue-10-13 -- PLEASE NOTE: this is due immediately after break)
Videos for Dr. Howard's class for week 9: Class 22 , Class 23 , and Class 24
Theorem of Pappus and Guldinus and Bodies of Revolution
Skills
calculate volume of a body of revolution using centroids for single and composite bodies
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Respond (Due Mon-10-19 / Tue-10-20)
Moments of Inertia
Concepts
Skills
calculate by integration and by composite body methods
calculate mass moments of inertia and product moments of inertia
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Respond (Due Mon-10-19 / Tue-10-20)
Videos for Dr. Howard's class for week 10: Class 25 , Class 26 , and Class 27
Fluid Forces
Concepts
Skills
express fluid pressure as a distributed load
calculate fluid pressure on vertical and non-vertical surfaces
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Respond (Due Mon-10-26 / Tue-10-27)
Friction Forces
Concepts
maximum friction force
friction on a surface
Skills
model friction forces with magnitude and direction
equal and opposite forces on touching surfaces
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Respond (Due Mon-10-26 / Tue-10-27)
Friction Applications
Skills
model friction on wedges, screws, belts, axles, and rolling wheels
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Respond (Due Mon-11-2 / Tue-11-3)
Videos for Dr. Howard's class for week 12: Class 31 and Class 33
Exam 3 -- Wed, Nov 4 (review )
Internal Forces
Concepts
forces inside a member
sign conventions
internal forces in beams that aren't straight
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Respond (Due Mon-11-9 / Tue-11-10)
Videos for Dr. Howard's class for week 13: Class 34 , Class 35 , and Class 36
Solutions for Week 13 Homework and Week 13 Skills Quizzes
Shear and Bending-Moment Diagrams by Definition
Skills
calculate the internal loads at all points on a beam and graph them
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Respond (Due Mon-11-16 / Tue-11-17)
Shear and Bending-Moment Diagrams by Graphical Construction
Skills
use short-cuts for drawing the graphs without writing and solving multiple equations of equilibrium
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Respond (Due Mon-11-16 / Tue-11-17)
Videos for Dr. Howard's class for week 14: Class 37 , Class 38, and Class 39
Solutions for Week 14 Homework and Week 14 Skills Quizzes
Trusses by the Method of Joints
Concepts
system vs particle or rigid body
component parts with equal and opposite reactions
write equations of equilibrium for each joint
Skills
write and solve equations of equilibrium for each joint to find internal loads in each member
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Respond (Due Mon 11/23)
Trusses by the Method of Sections
Skills
split trusses apart
solve equilibrium for one part of a truss
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Respond (Due Mon-11-23 / Tue-11-24)
Frames and Machines
Concepts
equal and opposite forces
boundary conditions between members
Skills
analyze equilibrium for systems in two and three dimensions with arbitrary loads
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Respond (Due Wed-12-2 / Tue-12-3)
Final Exam Review
Final Exam (review )
Old review I did for Dr. Eric Klang's class years ago (real media , pdf )
Fill out the class survey: go to Assessments and complete the "Class Survey." Also go to classeval and tell the university what you thought.
Final Exams
Section 1, MWF 10:15 am
Wed, Dec 16
8:00 - 11:00 am
Section 2, MWF 11:20 am
Wed, Dec 9
8:00 - 11:00 am
Section 3, MWF 1:30 pm
Wed, Dec 16
1:00 - 4:00 pm