Department of Engineering

The University of Akron - Wayne College

Course number 4600:203-701

Mr. Daniel Deckler

Spring, 2002

C-211, phone 684-8761

Office Hours:

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - noon
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - noon
Thursday: None
or by appointment.


Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics, ninth edition, R. C. Hibbler, Prentice Hall, 2001.

Course Objectives:

1. To learn how to analyze the motion of bodies without reference to the forces which cause the motion - Kinematics.

2. To understand the relationship between forces acting on a body and the resulting motion of the body - Kinetics.

Course Requirements:

Prequisites - 4300:201 and 3650:291

Homework 0 - 20%
Exam 1, February 20, 2002 0 - 30%
Exam 2, April 17, 2002 0 - 30%
Project, Due May 8, 2002 10 - 20%
Final Exam, May 8, 2002 10 - 50%
(noon - 1:55 p.m., Comprehensive)
Total 100%

Grading Scale:

A............ 93-100 B-........... 80-83 D+.......... 68-70
A-........... 90-93 C+.......... 78-80 D............ 63-68
B+.......... 88-90 C............ 73-78 D-........... 60-63
B............ 83-88 C-........... 70-73 F............ 00-60


Chapter 12. - Kinematics of a Particle

Chapter 13. - Kinetics of a Particle: Force and Acceleration

Chapter 14. - Kinetics of a Particle: Work and Energy

Chapter 15. - Kinetics of a Particle: Impulse and Momentum (Sections 15.1 through 15.7)

Chapter 16. - Planar Kinematics of a Rigid Body

Chapter 17. - Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Force and Acceleration

Chapter 18. - Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Work and Energy

Chapter 19. - Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Impulse and Momentum

Make-up tests will be given only if the student has a valid reason for missing the test, and if the student notifies the instructor as soon as possible, preferably before the test. If a student misses a test and does not have a valid excuse, the student will receive a zero for that test.
Exams will consist of 4 to 8 problems. Exams may also consist of essay, multiple choice, true/false, matching, and fill-in-the-blank questions.

Homework assignments will be given at the end of every class period and will be due one week after it has been assigned. Late homework will not be accepted. Homework should be neat and only the front of the paper should be used.

The project will be the analysis and construction of model rockets. These rockets will be constructed using items that can be found around the house. The goal is to build these rockets for no cost (except for the purchase of the engine). This project will begin the first week of the semester and will end with the flight of these rockets in the last two weeks. These projects must be the original work of each student except where specified. Each student will be required to submit a report that shows the analysis that was performed, any design tools that were developed (spreadsheets, computer programs), the actual rocket design(s), experimental procedures that were developed to verify the design calculations, results of the experiments and how they compare to the design calculations, performance calculations, comparison of actual flight data to the calculated performance, complete drawings of each part used to construct the rocket, a parts list, a step by step procedure for the construction of the rocket, and whatever else is necessary for a complete project report.

Student Code of Conduct:
Dynamics (4600:203) adheres to the Student Code of Conduct, and students are responsible for their behavior in class. Also, plagiarism or any form of academic dishonesty may be grounds for dismissal from the class.

NO withdrawals will allowed after April 12, 2002. Listed below are some important dates:

January 20 - 100% refund period ends.

January 27 - 70% refund period ends.

January 28 - Last day to withdraw without a WD appearing on record.

February 1 - 50% refund period ends.

February 8 - 30% refund period ends.

February 15 - 20% refund period ends.

March 8 - Last day to withdraw without instructor's signature.

April 12 - Last day to withdraw from Spring, 2002 classes.

Course Registration:
Students whose names do not appear on the University's official class list by February 1, 2002 (for all classes that meet for the first time during the week of January 14 - 18) will not be permitted to participate (attend class, take exams, or receive credit). Therefore, students should make sure to have all financial arrangements taken care of prior to February 1.

Recommended Additional Reading

1. Dynamics, J. L. Meriam, John Wiley and Sons Inc., 1971.

2. Technical Mechanics, I. Granet, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1983.

3. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, B. I. Sandor, Prentice-Hall, 1983.

4. Applied Mechanics for Engineering Technology, K. M. Walker, Reston Publishing Co. Inc., 1978.

These books can be found in the library.

A. D. A. Special Accommodations
In accordance with University policy, students with a documented disability for which accommodations may be required should contact Dr. Julia Beyeler, Director of the Wayne College Learning Center (684-8963). Dr. Beyeler will assist in providing the necessary accommodations.