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Unformatted text preview: CE 211 — Statics
Section 1 — MWF 10:1011:00 a.m.
Spring Semester, 2010 Instructor: Renee Petersen  Ofﬁce: Sloanll4
0 Ofﬁce Hours: MWF: 8:309:30; 1:30 4:00 T: 9:0012:00 Th: 1:304:30 0 Email: rcneekbgdkwsucdu
0 Phone: 3353227(office) (208)3011738(cell) Teaching Assistant: Name, ofﬁce hours and other pertinent information will be announced... Course Description: 0 Statics is a foundational course in engineering mechanics that develops concepts used in subsequent courses
such as mechanics of materials, dynamics, ﬂuid mechanics, structural analysis/design, stress analysis, and
machine analysis/design.  Topics covered include: 1) vectors, 2) forces, moments and couples, 3) free body diagrams and equilibrium,
4) truss analysis, 6) frame and machine analysis, 7) external and internal beam forces, 8) shear and moment
diagrams, 9) friction, 10) centroids and centers of mass/gravity, 11) second moments of area (moments of
inertia), 12) principal axes. Course Objectives: During this course, students should develop the ability to: 0 Work comfortably with basic engineering mechanics concepts required for analyzing static structures. 0 Identify an appropriate structural system to study in a given problem and isolate it from its environment. 0 Identify and model various types of loads and supports that act on structural systems. 0 Model the structural system with a good free body diagram and accurate equilibrium equations.  Apply the appropriate principles of math, physics, and engineering mechanics to the system to solve the
problem. 0 Explain the signiﬁcance of and calculate values for centroids and centers of mass/gravity and second moments
of area (moments ofinertia).  Communicate the solution to any problem in an organized and coherent manner. Required text: Hibbeler, R.C., Engineering Mechanics 7 STA TICS, 12th ed., Prentice Hall, 2010. Prerequisites: Student should have completed or be currently taking following courses:
MATH 172 (Calculus 11) and PHYS 201 (Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1). Course website: elearningwsuedu Grading Policy: » Homework and lnClass Assignments 15%
0 Three Preliminary Exams 15% each 45%
0 Design Project 15%
0 Final Exam 25%
Total: 100% 0 Course grades will be assigned on the following scale. 93%  100% A 87% — 89% B+ 77% — 79% C+ 67%  69% D+
90% — 92% A— 83% — 86% B 73%  76% C 60% — 66% D
80% — 82% B— 70% — 72% C < 60% F H o mew ork and InClass Assignments: Homework will be assigned daily and collected in class at the start of the following class period. No late homework will be accepted. Assignments MUST be done on the unlined, front side of engineering computation paper and follow the
format discussed in class. Homework assignments will be equally weighted. Several inclass assignments, each worth 1/3 of a homework assignment, will be given during the semester.
The lowest three homework scores, but no in—class assignments, Will be dropped from your homework score.
Solutions to assignments will be posted on the course website after the assignments are due. Occasionally extracredit work may be assigned in class. Extracredit points earned will be added to the total
points earned on homework/inclass assignments. Students are encouraged to work together on assignments.
However, each student must do and submit his own work. Three preliminary exams, each worth 15% of the course grade, will be given during the semester.
The preliminary exams will be common hour — the location will be announced. The comprehensive final exam will be worth 25% ofthe course grade. The comprehensive ﬁnal exam will NOT be common hour, and Will be held in the regular classroom. To every exam you will be allowed to bring a single 81/2 in. by 11 in. sheet of paper with formulas/notes on
either side, BUT NO EXAMPLE PROBLEMS. Design Project: Students will develop the ability to work in groups without direct supervision, make assumptions and choices,
use external sources, and apply appropriate tools to an open ended design project.
Students will work in groups of three or four to complete the design project. One report will be submitted per group and as long as each member is an active participant, each member of
the group will receive the same grade. Disability Resource Center Reasonable Accommodations Statement: 1 am committed to providing assistance to help you be successful in this course. Reasonable accommodations
are available for students with a documented disability. If you have a disability and may need accommodations to fully participate in this class, please visit the
Disability Resource Center (DRC). All accommodations MUST be approved through the DRC  Washington Building Room 217. Stop by or call
(509) 3353417 to make an appointment with a disability specialist. http://www.drc.wsu.edu. Academic Integrity: All members of the University community share responsibility for maintaining and promoting the principles of
truth and academic honesty. The Ofﬁce of Student Conduct has a policy deﬁning academic dishonesty and the procedures to follow if
dishonesty occurs. This information can be found at www.studentconduct.wsu.edu. Cheating or plagiarism in any fomi will not be tolerated. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, copying
work or allowing your work to be copied. Plagiarism includes copying solutions from the solution manual and
resubmitting previously graded homework from a previous semester, even if it was your own work. If academic dishonesty has occurred on any homework, test or other assignment, the incident will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and the student(s) involved will receive no credit (a score of zero) for that
particular material. A second incident of cheating may result in dismissal from the university. Safety is a shared responsibility in which each member of the University community has a personal role.
Each of us should know the appropriate actions to take when an emergency arises.
For emergency preparedness, students are strongly encouraged to visit http://oem.wsu.edu/emergencies. Everyone is also encouraged to visit the WSU ALERT site http://safetyplan.wsu.edu for information about
emergencies and the communication resources WSU will use during emergencies. ...
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