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Strength of Materials
ENGRT STR MTL
CLASS CODE: ENGRT 215 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course provides a continuation of the study of force systems that are in static equilibrium. The course builds on the EngrT 214 Statics course and covers topics in strength of materials. Major strength of materials concepts covered in the course include stress, strain, torsion, shear and bending moments in beams, beam deflection, elasticity, combined loading, Mohr's circle, and column buckling.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: - Stress, Strain, and Deformation
- Combined Loading
- Column Buckling
- Professional Engineering Practice
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will develop:
1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
2. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
3. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
4. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Course Format: Three 50 minute lectures are held each week during the block term.

2. Grading: Homework 25%
Quizzes 25%
Final Exam 25%

3. Homework: A homework set is assigned for each chapter of the text that is covered in the course. Due dates for homework are listed in the course outline at the end of this syllabus. Late homework is penalized 50%. No homework that is over one week late will be accepted. You may discuss homework problems with other students, but the work you turn in should be your own.

4. Quizzes: Quizzes are given nearly each week throughout the term, as shown in the course outline. The quizzes cover material from previous lectures, reading assignments, and problems similar to the homework. The quizzes should encourage you to read the text, come to class, and complete homework assignments. Although lectures correspond closely with the text, not all material that is covered in class will necessarily be covered in the text, and vice versa. If a quiz is missed, it may not be made up. However, the lowest quiz score will be dropped before final grades are computed.

5. Classroom Dress and Behavior: One of the missions of BYU-Idaho is to "maintain a wholesome academic, cultural, social, and spiritual environment." In order to fulfill this mission, all students are expected to abide by the BYU-Idaho honor code, including the Academic Honesty Policy and the Dress and Grooming Standards. Each student should ensure that his or her dress and behavior are consistent with these standards. Those who are not familiar with the BYU-Idaho honor code should refer to the course catalog for more information.

6. Grades: Letter grades are assigned according to the following scale:
90 - 100 percent A
80 - 90 percent B
70 - 80 percent C
60 - 70 percent D
Less than 60 percent F

"Plusses" are given to the top 30 percent of a grading range (except for the 90-100 range) and "minuses" are given to the bottom 30 percent of a grading range.

7. Exams: A comprehensive final exam will be given during the term.

8. Communication: Don't hesitate to communicate with the instructor via telephone, email, or during office hours. It is important that questions and concerns are resolved and that all students have a positive experience in this course.

9. Disclaimer: The syllabus and class outline represent a tentative schedule for this course. However, be aware that changes, deletions, corrections, or additions to the schedule may be made during the course. Although you will be given advance notice, it is your responsibility to attend class and be aware of any such modifications to the course schedule.

10. Disabilities: Any special needs or disabilities should be discussed with the instructor during the FIRST WEEK OF CLASS so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
PREREQUISITES: EngrT 214
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 2004