Notes Week 4, day 2 Professional Success perfect homework, dimesions, units.pdf

# Notes Week 4, day 2 Professional Success perfect homework, dimesions, units.pdf

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Professional Development in STEM : The “Perfect Homework” Dimensions, Units, Usage, and Analysis The more perfect, ‘perfect homework’ Starting & maintaining good practice

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HOW IS YOUR HOMEWORK GOING???? Do you have a ‘plan of attack’? What do you do with your homework after it is graded? How will you study for you upcoming exam? These questions can be addressed by taking the right steps from the beginning!! That is, doing “The Perfect Homework”
WHAT IS ‘THE PERFECT HOMEWORK’? Your homework is your SOLUTION SET! "Perfect homework" formatted well, organizes your thoughts, all information in one place, reasonably neat, gets better feedback! PLUS it makes it easier and more efficient to study a couple weeks later when exam time comes around!

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ORGANIZATION OF ‘THE PERFECT HOMEWORK’ 1. The Problem Statement 2. Diagram / Sketch 3. Assumptions / Givens 4. Governing Equations 5. Calculations 6. Solution Check 7. Discussion
GENERAL ANALYSIS PROCEDURE (1) 1. Problem Statement: The problem statement is a written description of the analytical problem to be solved. It should be written clearly, concisely, and logically. The problem statement summarizes the given information including all input data provided to solve the problem. The problem statement also states what is to be determined by performing the analysis.

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GENERAL ANALYSIS PROCEDURE (2) 2. Diagram: The diagram is a sketch, drawing, or schematic of the system being analyzed. Typically, it is a simplified pictorial representation of the actual system, showing only those aspects of the system that are necessary to perform the analysis. The diagram should show all given information contained in the problem statement such as geometry, applied forces, energy flows, mass flows, electrical currents, temperatures, or other physical quantities as required. Hint: Draw it big enough so you can see it and understand all the variables you have labeled on the diagram. Graph paper, straight edge, ruler are helpful.
GENERAL ANALYSIS PROCEDURE (3) 3. Assumptions: Engineering analysis almost always involves some assumptions. Assumptions are special assertions about the physical characteristics of the problem that simplify or refine analysis. A very complex analytical problem would be difficult or even impossible to solve without making some assumptions. Hint: Sometimes referred to as ‘Givens’. Textbook problems often reverse the ‘Givens’ with the ‘Finds / Calculate’.

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GENERAL ANALYSIS PROCEDURE (4) 4 . Governing Equations: All physical systems may be described by mathematical relations. Governing equations are those mathematical relations that specifically pertain to the physical system being analyzed. These
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• Fall '18
• Indira Sukhraj
• Florida Polytechnic University

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