Instructor:  Russell Lee  Office: PS 103  4088484881  hhh.gavilan.edu/rlee  
Office Hours:  Monday & Friday: 1:00  2:00 p.m.; Wednesday: 1:00  5:30 p.m.; and by appointment.  
Textbook:  Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 13th edition, 2013. Russell C. Hibbeler, author. A book will be loaned to each student for use during the semester and must be returned before you will be given a final exam.  
Prerequisite:  Physics 4A and Math 1B, with a grade of "C" or better, are required.  
Attendance:  Regular attendance is highly recommended. It is the responsibility of the student to drop the course by obtaining a drop card from the registrar.  
Honor Code:  Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity. Violations will result in disciplinary action that may include recommendation for dismissal.  
Special Needs:  Students requiring special arrangements because of a disability should contact their instructor, counselor, or the Disability Resource Center.  
Course Objectives and Goals: 
Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will possess an appreciation and understanding of the fundamental laws, rules and principles that control rigid bodies that are in static equilibrium when subjected to 2 and 3dimensional force systems. Topics will include vector mathematics, forces, moments, couples, trusses, beams, friction, centroids, moments of inertia, fluid statics, Mohr’s Circle, and an introduction to virtual work.  
Evaluation: 
Students will receive a letter grade based upon the following:


Quizzes/ Homework: 
Doing homework daily is the most important part of this class. Successful learning will require doing homework daily and asking informed questions about problems you can't solve without assistance. Be honest with yourself about when you're looking up answers instead of learning how to solve problems. Problems will be assigned often and will include problems that both reinforce and extend the concepts presented and discussed in class. There will be quizzes, announced and unannounced (pop), based upon the homework; partial credit will be minimal. Makeup quizzes will not be given.  
Exams: 
The three midterm exams will be given during the class period on the following Tuesdays:


Final Exam:  Tuesday, December 9, 2013. 1:00 p.m.  3:00 p.m. Room PS 102.  
Last update on June 3, 2014. 