TAM 203 SPRING 2008 (Site updated on May 26, 2008)
Particle and Rigid Body Dynamics,Official Cornell course description(pretty close)
Professor: Andy Ruina
All course schedules/assignments/information will be on this www site. There are no handouts.
News (Most recent at top. Obsolete things may get removed.)
Happy Holidays !
5/26/08 : Final Solutions
Final grades are now posted online without names. Grade Sheet
5/08/08 : Correction to solutions to problem 14.33; The equation for the angular momentum balance lists
R_b/c x F = R_b/c x ma_g + I_gwdotk.
It should instead be R_b/c x F = R_g/c x ma_g + I_gwdotk.
5/02/08 : The TAM 203 Make-Up Prelim will be held Monday, May 5, 2-3:30+, in the dynamics lab (TH 101). The TAM 203 HW Exam will be held Tuesday, May 6, 12-4, in TH 202. 4/30/08 : Solutions uploaded for HW due Apr 29 and May 1
Last time to hand in homework regrades is during Jason Shapiro's office hours on Tuesday from 1-3pm
For problem 8 (pulley-system design) on the prelim3, people who "read" the problem wrongly, but did things correctly, can submit to Anoop (Th 110) for regrade , or come to his office hours, because in certain cases problem was graded too strictly
4/29/08 : Extra Office Hours
May 5 Mo (5 hrs) 12-2, Venkat, 7-10 David B.
May 6 Tu (7 hrs) 11-1 Joshua, 1-3 Jason, 3-6 David B.
May 7 We (6 hrs) 12-2 Venkat, 2-4 Andy, 4-6 David M.
May 8 Th (2 hrs) 12-2 Venkat
May 9 Fr (0 hrs)
May 10 Sat (3 hrs) 3:30 - 6:30 Anoop
May 11 Sun (6 hrs) 2-5 Andy, 5-8 Anoop
May 12 Mo (9 hrs) 11-2 Brian, 2:30-5:30 Kevin, 7-10 Kevin
May 13 Tu (6 hrs) 11-2 Brian, 2-5 Andy
* 4/24/08:- Grade Sheet * 1/21/08: Welcome to TAM 203. Please read the academic integrity rules (see the homework page)
General course information
Homework assignments and solutions.
Staff and teaching Schedule: lecture, sections, labs, office hours, extra voluntary section.
Exams and grading: coverage of prelims, rooms, dates, final grade formula.
1. Pratap and Ruina, available online only.
2. Labs. There are four labs, starting on starting Monday January 28, structured like in TAM 202.
3. Lab Manuals: LabManual (Contains labs 1 to 4)
Old TAM 203 WWW pages:
spring 97, spring 2000, fall 2000, spring 02, fall 04 , Spring 06, Fall 06 , Spring 07