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Course Content and Outcome Guide for CMET 226

Course Number:
CMET 226
Course Title:
Dynamics
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers kinematics and kinetics principles relating to the motion of particles and rigid bodies. Examines force, mass, acceleration and velocity relationships. Practical linear and curvilinear motion problems are solved. Work-energy and impulse-momentum methods covered. Prerequisite: CMET 110, 131. Audit available.

Course Activities and Design

Emphasis is on problem-solving using the three basic tools of mechanics,
namely:
  1. Force systems
  2. Work-energy
  3. Impulse-momentum

Principles and techniques are presented through lectures and demonstrations during class hours. Students develop problem-solving skills during working sessions under the instructor's guidance. Problems are assigned on a weekly basis for home practice. A thorough, well-written textbook is used. Practical applications are made throughout the course through use of typical engineering design problems.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Student progress is measured by performance on objective examinations covering appropriate types of problems. Grades are determined on the basis of examinations and homework. Details are provided by the instructor at the initial class meeting.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have satisfactorily accomplished the goals and objectives listed in this course content guide.  Course content guides are developed by Collegewide Subject Area Curriculum Committees and approved by management.
  1. KINEMATICS
    1. Instructional Goal:
      1. The goal is to develop the use, understanding, and procedures for analysis of the principles of engineering mechanics as applied to kinematics.
    2. Objectives:
      1. To develop the skills relating to the solution of problems with kinematics of a particle.
        1. Perform the solution of problems of rectilinear motion, both mathematically and graphically.
        2. Perform calculations in general plane motion and motion of projectiles.
        3. Perform calculations in curvilinear motion using normal and tangential components.
        4. Perform calculations using absolute/dependent motion analysis.
      2. To develop the skills relating to the solution of problems with planar kinematics of a rigid body.
        1. Perform calculations using rigid body motion in translation and rotation about a fixed axis.
        2. Perform calculations using absolute general plane motion analysis.
        3. Perform calculations using relative-motion analysis in both velocity and acceleration.
        4. Perform calculations using instantaneous center of zero velocity.
  2. KINETICS-FORCE AND ACCELERATION
    1. Instructional Goal:
      1. The goal is to develop an understanding of the concepts of kinetics using the force and acceleration method of analysis.
    2. Objectives:
      1. To develop skills relating to the solution of problems with kinetics of a particle.
        1. Perform calculations using Newton's Laws of motion for a system of particles.
        2. Perform calculations using equations of motion both for rectangular coordinates and for normal-tangential coordinates.
      2. To develop the skills relating to the solution of problems of planar kinetics of a rigid body.
        1. Perform calculations computing the moment of inertia of a mass.
        2. Perform calculations using planar kinematic equations of motion.
        3. Perform calculations using the equations of motion in translation, rotation about a fixed axis, and general plane motion.
  3. KINETICS-WORK AND ENERGY
    1. Instructional Goals:
      1. The goal is to develop an understanding of the concepts of kinetics using work and energy method of analysis.
    2. Objectives:
      1. To develop the skills relating to the solution of problems with kinetics of a particle.
        1. Perform calculations using the principle of work and energy of a system of particles.
        2. Perform calculations to solve problems involving power and efficiency.
        3. Perform calculations using the conservation of energy theorem.
      2. To develop the skills relating to the solution of problems with planar kinetics of a rigid body.
        1. Perform calculations of problems kinetic energy, work of a force and couple.
        2. Perform calculations of problems using the principle of work and energy, and the conservation of energy.
  4. KINETICS-IMPULSE AND MOMENTUM
    1. Instructional Goal:
      1. The goal is to develop an understanding of the concepts of kinetics using impulse and momentum method of analysis.
    2. Objectives:
      1. To develop the skills relating to the solution of problems with kinetics of a particle.
        1. Perform calculations using the principle of linear impulse and momentum for a system of particles.
        2. Perform calculations using the principle of angular impulse and momentum of a system of particles.
        3. Perform calculations using the principles of the conservation of momentum.
        4. Perform calculations to solve problems involving impact.
      2. To develop the skills relating to the solution of problems with planar kinetics of a rigid body using impulse and momentum.
        1. Perform calculations using the principles of linear impulse and momentum.
        2. Perform calculations using the principle of conservation of momentum.