Homework policy, assignments, and
TAM 203, Spring 2008
Homework policy: To get credit, please do the things listed below on every homework.
a) Homeworks are due two lectures after the date assigned in lecture. You need not bring your homework to the front of the class, hold on to it. It will be collected from the class at the start of class. Homework handed in after the start of class or later will be marked "late." For example, you should have the first homework assignment (due Jan 29) in hand at your seat, following the policies below, at the start of lecture on Tuesday January 29.
b) On the top right corner neatly print the following, making appropriate substitutions as appropriate:
HW probs 1-5, Due January 29, 2008
Section 1 at 12:20
TA: Mahesh Jones
b) STAPLE your homework at the top left corner.
c) At the top clearly acknowledge all help you got from TAs, faculty, students, or ANY other source (but for lecture, text and section). Examples could be "Mary Jones pointed out to me that I needed to draw the second FBD in problem 2." or "Nadia Chow showed me how to do problem 3 from start to finish." or "I basically copied this solution from the solution of Jane Lewenstein " etc. If your TA thinks you are taking too much from other sources he/she will tell you. In the mean time don't violate academic integrity rules: be clear about which parts of your presentation you did not do on your own. Violations of this policy are violations of the Cornell Code of Academic Integrity.
d) Every use of force, moment, momentum, or angular momentum balance must be associated with a clear correct free body diagram.
e) Your vector notation must be clear and correct.
f) Every line of every calculation should be dimensionally correct (carry your units, see text Appendix A).
g) Your work should be laid out neatly enough to read by someone who does not know how to do the problem. Part of your job as an engineer is not just to get the right answer, but convincingly so. That is your job on the homework as well.
h) Some problems may seem like make-work because you already know how to do them.
If so, you can get full credit by writing in full "I can do this problem but don't feel
I will gain from writing out the solution". You can keep doing this unless/untill your grader/TA challenges your self-assessment.
i) Computer work should be well commented. At the top the computer text file should include your name which you
later highlight or circle with colored pen. At least some part of any computer output should also include your name,
printed by the computer. Also highlight this or circle it with colored pen.
j) At least one problem in each assigment should be "solutions quality". This should start on a fresh page, use single sides, and not have a new problem start on the same page. It should be self-contained, including, for example, enough of a problem restatment so that a reader need not see the original problem statement. It should be clear and convincing enough so that another TAM 203 student who has not done the problem and does not know how to do it, can read your solution, understand it, and judge that it is correct. The first word of this solution should be "SOLUTION".
Problems subject to change until 3 AM of the morning after
which they are listed below
(e.g., January 22 assignment due January 29 is not set in stone until January 23 at 3 AM)
Problems are from PR (Pratap and Ruina) unless otherwise specified or written out.
Jan 22 Tu:
HW for Jan 22 (due Jan 29 at start of lecture, please read HW policies above).
Read Preface, Chapter 1, Chapter 9.0, 9.1
Look at all front and back tables, read as much as you understand.
Look through the statics book (Chapters 1-8) so you know what is there.
Review your math and Matlab books as needed.
0) Don't hand in, but make sure you can do problems 9.1-14.
3) 9.26 (probably needs numerical solution).
Jan 24 Th:
HW for Jan 24, due Jan 31
Reading: Chapter 9.2
0) Make sure you can do, but don't hand in, prep problems
1) 9.37 (m = 90 lbm and weight = 90lbf)
Jan 29 Tu:
HW for Jan 29, due Tues Feb 5
Read 9.2 (and review 9.1 as needed).
1) If you did not do this correctly already:
a) do problem 9.26 using numerical integration (see Matlab sample on www page)
b) According to the model, how far would the bullet go before it completely stopped (do this with pencil and paper).
(If you did either part correctly already, note that in your homework.)
2/4/08) If you were delayed in your ability to get the HW done because the course www site was down on Sunday(Feb 3), you have a free extension until Thursday Feb 7. Sorry about that.
Jan 31 Th: HW due Thurs Feb 7
Feb 05 Tu: HW due Tues Feb 12
0) Make sure you can do all the preperatory problems
3) 9.55 (part c takes careful thought)
Feb 07 Th: N0 HW from lecture on Feb 07 due Feb 14
Feb 12 Tu: HW from lecture on Feb 12 Due Feb 19:
0) Make sure you can do preparatory problems 9.60-9.73
3) 9.83 (not all students are expected to be able to complete this problem perfectly, get as far as you can).
Feb 14 Th: HW from lecture on Feb 14 due Feb 21:
Feb 19 Tu: HW for Feb 19, Due Feb 26 (OK, to hand in on Feb 28)
WILL BE ON PRELIM. Solutions to be posted Tuesday, AM.
0) Make sure you can do 9.84-9.86
Feb 21 Th: NO HW for Feb 21 due Feb 28
Feb 26 Tu: Prelim 1, OH 155, 7:30 PM - 9 PM+ Covers through HW handed in on day of prelim-1
No HW for Feb 26 due on Mar 4
Feb 28 Th: No HW given or due
Mar 04 Tu:
HW from March 4 lecture (due March 11)
0) Read chapter 10.0, 10.1 and review chapter 2 as needed.
Know how to do problems 10.1 - 10.9
3) 10.22 (use solution to 10.17 above)
Mar 06 Th: HW from March 6 (due March 13)
Mar 11 Tu: HW from March 11 (due March 25)
0) Know how to do problems 10.57-10.59.
Mar 13 Th: HW from March 13 (due March 27)
2) 10.62 (part a repeats 10.63)
Mar 18 Tu: Spring break
Mar 20 Th: Spring break
Mar 25 Tu: Prelim 2, OH 155, 7:30 PM - 9 PM+ Covers through HW handed in on day of prelim-2
HW from Mar 25 & 27, due on April 1
0) Know how to do probs 11.1- 11.5 and 11.11 - 11.16
Mar 27 Th: HW from March 27 (due April 3)
0) Know how to do 12.1-12.10
Apr 01 Tu: HW from April 1 (due April 10)
Apr 03 Th: HW from April 3 (due April 10)
Apr 08 Tu: HW due next Tuesday April 15
3. Know how to do probs 13.1 - 13.4
Apr 10 Th: HW due Thursday April 17
Know how to do probs 13.16-25.
Apr 15 Tu: Prelim 3,HO 110 and HO B14, 7:30 PM - 9 PM+ Covers through HW handed in on day of prelim-3
HW due Tues April 22
0) Review moment of inertia
Apr 17 Th:
HW due Thurs April 24
Apr 22 Tu:
HW due Tuesday 4/29
14.15 a,b,d (not c)
Apr 24 Th:
HW due Thursday 5/1
Apr 29 Tu:
May 01 Th:
May 05 Mo: Makeup Prelim, 2-3:30pm, Comprehensive, Thurston 204 (for those who missed prelims 1,2 or 3)
May 06 Tu: Optional homework exam, 12-4pm, Thurston 204.
May 13 Tu: Final Exam, 7-9:30pm, (place TBD)