ME2580                                              DYNAMICS                                                   Fall 2018

Course Outline

Instructor: Dr. Judah Ari-Gur, Room F-246, E-mail: judah.ari-gur@wmich.edu, Tel.: 276-3419

Office Hours: Mon. & Thur. 1-2 p.m., or by appointment.

Textbook: Hibbeler, R.C., Dynamics, 14th Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, 2016.

Catalog Description:

Kinematics and kinetics of particles. Rigid bodies in translation, rotation and plane motion. Includes impulse-momentum and work-energy methods. Introduction to vibrations.

Prerequisites: ME2560, PHYS 2050, PHYS 2060.

Objectives: Most mechanical systems include parts and assemblies in motion. The study of the relationship between load and motion and of methods to analyze and predict their mutual effects is covered in this fundamental course.

Topics: Particle dynamics:

Kinematics (Ch.12).

Kinetics - Force and acceleration (Ch.13).

Work and energy (Ch.14).

Impulse and momentum (Ch.15).

Rigid body (2-D) dynamics:

Kinematics (Ch.16).

Kinetics - Force, moment and accelerations (Ch.17).

Work and energy (Ch.18).

Impulse and momentum (Ch.19).

Rigid body (3-D) dynamics (Chs. 20-21)

Quizzes (15%)

Midterm exam #1 (25%) [Tue., 2 Oct., 2018]

Midterm exam #2 (25%) [Thur., 8 Nov.]

Final exam (25%) [Tue., 11 Dec., 5-7 p.m.]

As the course proceeds, homework problems from the textbook will be assigned. Homework will be collected at the beginning of the Tuesday class. Occasionally, one of the homework problems from the previous 3 weeks will be given as a 15-minute quiz. Essential equations will be provided.

A=90%- ; BA=85%- ; B=80%- ; CB=75%- ; C=70%- ; DC=65%- ; D=60%- ; E=below 60%.

Notes: Best learning is achieved by solving problems and asking questions. Do both !

Dynamics is a science based course, but it has direct applications in engineering. Explore the applications to comprehend (and enjoy) the science.

Grades are not assigned by the course instructor. They are gained by the student and only recorded and calculated by the instructor.

For the quizzes and exams you are allowed to use only the calculators which are approved for use in the national Fundamentals of Engineering exam. See:  http://ncees.org/exams/calculator-policy/

(This will help you to prepare for the eventual licensed Professional Engineer title that you may aspire to acquire. Read about itQuiz dates are not announced in advance. There are no makeup dates for quizzes. It is your responsibility to always have an allowed calculator with you in class.

The use of a cell phone in the classroom is not allowed.

The use of a computer, tablet or any equivalent device in the classroom is not allowed.