ME 4600-431: Mechanical Vibrations
|Professor:||Dr. Dane Quinn
|Lectures:||4600:431-002 M,W,F 9:55am-10:45am; Whitby 210.|
|Text:||B. Balachandran and E. B. Magrab
|Communication Center File No. 394|
|TA:||Jason Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office Hours: tba
|Office Hours||Office hours will be held in the respective offices unless noted at some later time (if, say, the offices become overcrowded I'll try to find a new location). Office hours are an opportunity for you to get extra help, clarify a mistake, work problems, etc. However you must come prepared. Don't walk in and ask us to teach you ``stuff''. Come with specific problems to be worked or specific ideas you don't understand. If you can not make it to one of the scheduled office hours then feel free to drop by and if I have time I'll be glad to help you, but be prepared to schedule a convenient time for us both.|
Homework will be collected during class and (hopefully) returned the
following week. You may work together on homework but any and all
collaboration must be CLEARLY NOTED (this includes any sources
used other than your text and own notes). In addition you must write up
your own work. Please work neatly, show all necessary steps (I don't need
to see that 2+2=4), and box in your final answer.
Late Homework Policy:Late homework will not be accepted beyond one additional class period:
|Quiz||Quizes will be held weekly. Each will be composed of a single problem taken directly from the homework of the previous week. My goal is to motivate you to not only do the homework but to review the solutions once they are made available.|
|Exams and Final:||
There will be two exams during the semester. Each will be closed book but
I will provide brief notes.
Note: The final will be comprehensive.
|Project||Students, in groups of no more than three, are to choose an appropriate physical system to model and analyze using the tools and techniques learned in this class, and it is expected that students will use both analytical design tools as well as numerical methods to aid in their design and analysis.|
|Etc.:||I hope that you enjoy the class. If there is anything that I can do to help you please let me know.|