**ME391 Mechanical Engineering Analysis. **
** Section 1 - ***Spring 2006*

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__Time and Location:__ MWF 12:40-1:30, Engineering Building, Room #2205

__Instructor__:
Prof. Nikolai Priezjev, EB2465, phone: 432-9132, email: priezjev@egr.msu.edu
__Instructor Office Hours__: M 4:00-5:00, W 2:45-3:45, F 4:00-5:00

Please check your schedule and see if there is a conflict with the time for office hours.

__Grader__: Yuxin Zhang, email: zhangyux@msu.edu

__Required Texbook__: Advanced Engineering Mathematics,
by D.G. Zill and M. R. Cullen, 2nd edition, Jones and Bartlett
publishers, 2000. ISBN 0-7637-1065-2

__Homework__: Homework
problems will be assigned. Only a few selected problems need to
be turned in for grading and each problem will be graded on a
simple point scale (0,1,2,3). They are clearly marked on the schedule by __underline__.
Each submitted problem must be completed on the front of one page
and so each submitted assignment must consist of the same number
of pages as number of asssigned problems (stapled together). Point
deductions will occur for unclear presentation. The homework due
dates are listed in the schedule. Late homework recieves no credit.
Solutions to all problems will be post on the schedule webpage.
Student collaboration on the homeworks is encouraged, but you
must write up and submit your own solutions.
Students are expected to also work out the
unsubmitted problems as they are an integral part of the learning
experience.

__Exams__: There are 2 exams in addition
to the final exam. They are closed-book, closed notes, in-class
exams. Use of calculator (less than 1/2 lbs, with no commmunication
ability or artifical eintelligence) is allowed. You can bring
in one formula sheet (letter size) for reference. Make-up exams
will be given only in the case of documented emergencies. Exam
dates are posted on the schedule.

__Final__: A final will be held according to
the official
final exam schedule. It will be of the same format as the
in-class exams covering new material since the prevous exam. Use
of calculator of the type indicated above is allowed. You can
bring in one formula sheet (letter size) for reference.

Grading
Scheme: Your grade is determined by 15% homework, 25% each exam
and 35% final, based on the following table:

raw score |
>=90% |
>=85% |
>=80% |
>=75% |
>=70% |
>=65% |
>=60% |
<60% |

grade |
4.0 |
3.5 |
3.0 |
2.5 |
2.0 |
1.5 |
1.0 |
0 |

__Other policies__
- Departmental plagiarism policy can be viewed
here.
- The schedule
contains crucial information for the class. As the lecture progresses,
it will be updated constantly. Please check for the most recent
version regularly. (Press reload or refresh button of your browser).