EGR 103 Engineering Graphics
EGR 152 Engineering Statics
EGR 211 Engineering Dynamics
Summer Semester 2008
This is a distance learning version of Engineering Graphics, Engineering Statics and Engineering Dynamics. The course is scheduled to begin June 9th and end July 24th. The school will be closed Monday, July 7th.
To contact me, the most reliable method is via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . I check it regularly and will provide help/assistance as soon as I can.
The course will consist of 6/7 homework assignments and 6/7 tests. Because of the accelerated schedule of the summer semester there will not be a final exam. In its place will be six/seven topical tests covering material reviewed in the homework assignments. The tests will be 75% of your grade. Partial credit may be applied to incorrect solutions, but you should not rely on it. The lowest test score will be dropped.
It is strongly suggested that you complete the homework before attempting the associated test. The test problems are derived from the homework problems. Homework may be submitted electronically via the CourseCompass system, or in paper form. If it is in paper form, please submit it at the time you take the test. (You may also submit homework in electronic form via PDF. Scanned or electronically produced homework must be in PDF format to be submitted this way. I recommend using a PDF Printer program such as BullZIP PDF printer. This enables you to ‘print’ creating a PDF document instead of printing to a physical printer. A link to the two installation files is below.) In this way both homework and test are due at the same time.
Note that the first test deadline is June 19th. For Engineering Dynamics this means that both the first and second tests must be accomplished by Thursday, June 19th. I will be available for a study session Thursday, June 12th. The topical material for the first homework/test should be relatively familiar to you as it is a straightforward extension of Physics I. Because of the abbreviated timeframe of the summer semester we must expect you to hit the ground running. Sorry for the inconvenience, but that is the way we have to do this in order to cover the requisite material in the limited time allotted.
Because of occasional problems with CourseCompass (especially with respect to printing) a printable version of the homework assignments is available (see below). The printable homework is in PDF form, so you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. It is freely available and a link is provided. Notes for each homework set are also available (except as noted). You may use these as a starting point in case you get stuck or are looking for another approach to the problem solution. Remember, there is always more than one way to solve a problem.
There will be no more than four problems on each test. You will have one hour to complete the test and you will be allowed to use a calculator, but not a laptop computer or other computing device. Additional paper may be used and will be available at the testing center.
Tests may be taken prior to the deadline or on the day of the deadline. You must be finished by 9 pm of the deadline date because that is when the testing center closes. If you have summer plans or family obligations you may take tests early. Tests will also be available so that you may take them out of order, but that is usually not recommended because the material builds on previous work.
If you have a really bad time with a particular test or topic, please talk/write to me. I would like to be available to help and answer questions. Don’t quit the course because of one or two bad tests. You can still pull it out and do well in the course. Remember, Engineering can be difficult. If it were easy, everyone would be an Engineer.
School policy requires that if you want to drop/withdraw from the course without an issued grade the deadline is June 19th. Anyone still enrolled in the course after that will receive a letter grade.
The summer semester officially begins Monday, June 9th.
Additional Notes: Pulleys
GhostScript (must be run/installed first, then the BullZip Printer)
BullZip (run after running GhostScript)
Last updated 9 June 2008