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ENGR 2606

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.   
Credit Hours   3   
Course Title   Dynamics   
Prerequisite(s)   ENGR 2605   
Corequisite(s)   None Specified   
Catalog Description   
Topics of study include Kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in plane motion.

Expected Educational Results   
As a result of completing this course, the student will be able to do
the following:
1. Apply sound analytical techniques and logical procedures in problem
solving;
2. Apply the kinematics of a point in rectilinear motion and motion in
two or three dimensions using rectangular Cartesian and cylindrical
coordinates and tangential and normal components;
3. Apply the concepts of kinetics of particles and mass centers of bodies;
4. Apply the concepts required for understanding the kinematics of a rigid
body in plane motion;
5. Apply at an introductory level the concepts and applications of kinetics
of a rigid body in plane motion;
6. Apply work-energy and impulse-momentum methods to the plane motion of
rigid bodies.

General Education Outcomes   
I. This course addresses the general education outcome relating to communications
as follows
A. Students enhance reading skills by reading topics to develop working
knowledge of fundamental principles and laws from the prescribed textbook. They are
also assigned other reading material through handouts.
B. Students develop writing skills by finding solutions to realistic examples
and problems in a systematic way with careful evaluation of answer(s) for acceptability.
They also learn to express in their own words when and why one approach to apply a law
or principle would produce reasonable results and the other may not. Many problems
require graphing or sketching diagrams as the first step which is a useful skill to
not only provoke thinking about possible methods of solution but also an important
tool as engineers who often are required to communicate effectively in work environment.
C. Students improve their listening skills by actively participating in class
discussion/lecture or demonstration the focus of which is to emphasize the importance
of concepts and applications of dynamics in subsequent courses in engineering curricula.  

II. This course addresses the general education outcome relating to problem-solving and
critical thinking skills as students
A. Learn why, how and when to make assumptions as they develop a strategy to
solve problems of various degree of difficulty which are a major part of their course work.
B. Evaluate, judge and state if the answers are acceptable or not.

III. This course addresses the general education outcome relating to mathematical concepts
and scientific inquiry as follows:
A. Use units appropriately (problems use both SI and US customary units) to
manipulate equations,
B. Use elementary differential and integral calculus, basic vector algebra to
apply laws and principles in the form of equations to arrive at a solution.

Course Content   
1. Developing Problem Solving Skills (20%)
2. Kinematics of Particles (15%)
3. Plane Kinematics of a Rigid Body (15%)
4. Kinetics of Particles (10%)
5. Plane Kinetics of a Rigid Body (25%)
6. Work-energy and Impulse-momentum of a Rigid Body in plane motion (15%)

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Upon entering this course the student expected to have gained the following:
1. Competency in problem solving techniques to problems of Statics as described
in expected educational results of ENGR 2605 (ENGR 205)
2. Proficiency to use and apply derivatives, anti-derivatives, definite integrals
of exponential and trigonometric functions. Competency in the topics of MATH 2432
as described in its expected educational results.

Assessment of Outcome Objectives   
I. COURSE GRADE
The course grade is to be determined by the individual instructor by variety of evaluation
techniques consistent with the overall college policy including the class attendance. The
procedure should include at least three one-hour tests (40% to 50%) and a comprehensive final
examination (35% to 40%) and class/home work (10% to 25%).

II. DEPARTMENTAL ASSESSMENT
Assessment of the expected educational results of this course must be conducted every
five years. The assessment instrument will be a set of selected questions that cover
majority of the topics in the course content section from the final examination.

III. USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
The Engineering committee will evaluate the findings and determine the level of success
in expected educational results and consider recommending to the Discipline Academic
Group executive committee, any changes in the curriculum after careful review of
curricula of transfer institutions.

EFFFECTIVE DATE: August, 1998 APPROVED DATE: May, 1998

Last Revised: Aug. 08, 2011
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