Course Syllabus Spring 2014
PH 316 Dynamics (3 Credits)


Instructor: Dr. Chris Pettit
Office: SH 26
Phone: 341-5929
Office Hours:MWF 11:00 am - 12:00 pm and TR 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm or by appointment
e-mail: cpettit@emporia.edu

Website:  http://www.emporia.edu/~pettitch/index.htm or on Blackboard.

Lecture: MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM in SH 30

Textbook:Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics (7th edition), by J. L. Meriam and L. G. Kraige, Publisher: Wiley, ISBN 978-0-470-61481-5.

Tools: Scientific calculator, ruler or straight edge and protractor.

Course Description:  In this course we will explore different types of motion through the application of energy and impulse relations to single particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies.

Homework: Homework will typically be assigned on Monday of each week, and usually be due at the beginning of class on Wednesday of the following week.  You will be notified of any changes to this policy for specific homework assignments as necessary.

Exams:  There will be two exams and a final.  The two exams will be in class or take home exams.  The final will be held during the final exam week and will consist of three parts.  The third part will be mandatory and be based on the material since the second exam.  Parts one and two of the final will be optional and are a means of improving the grade received on exams one and two respectively.  The exams are not cumulative, but you will be expected to be able to apply what you have learned to each successive section of material.

Academic Honesty Policy:  The following ESU “Academic Honesty Policy” pertains and will be enforced:  “Academic dishonesty, a basis for disciplinary action, includes but is not limited to activities such as cheating and plagiarism (presenting as one’s own the intellectual or creative accomplishments of another without giving credit to the source or sources).”  Academic dishonesty can result in severe penalties.  Possible penalties may include an assignment grade of F, a course grade of F, or dismissal from the university.

Student Accommodations Statement: Emporia State University will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. Students need to contact the Director of Disability Services and the professor as early in the semester as possible to ensure that classroom and academic accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. All communication between students, the Office of Disability Services and the professor will be strictly confidential.


Frames of Reference Video
Grading Scale:
A 93.0% - 100%
A- 90.0% - 92.9%
B+ 87.0% - 89.9%
B 83.0% - 86.9%
B- 80.0% - 82.9%
C+ 77.0% - 79.9%
C 70.0% - 76.9%
D 60.0% - 69.9%
F 0.0% - 59.9%
Grading policy (tentative test dates)
Homework 25%
Exam 1 (3/7) 25%
Exam 2 (4/18) 25%
Final 25%
Class participation and attendance will be considered for borderline cases.
Grades will be available for viewing on Blackboard. Scale may be lowered if necessary.