Website: The official class website is http://courses.engr.illinois.edu/tam210/
Description:In this course, we will cover fundamental concepts that are used in every engineering discipline. We will begin with forces, moments and move towards structural analyses of frames, devices, and machines. By the end, you will be able to solve rigid body mechanics problems that will inform the design of everything from bridges to biomedical devices.
Big Idea: Clear knowledge of external forces (boundary conditions) is required to determine what constraints are necessary for the safe (static equilibrium) development and device of any widget.
Prerequisites: PHYS 211; credit or concurrant registration in MATH 241.
- Engineering Mechanics: STATICS, 14th edition by Hibbeler. (Not required, but would be useful)
- Available at bookstore (electronic or hard copy)
- Available on reserve at Grainger
Grading: The total score for the course is computed with the following weights:
|In-lecture iClickers||4%||Bi-weekly quizzes||40%|
|Discussion group activity||8%||Final||30%|
|In-lecture iClickers||4%||Bi-weekly quizzes||40%|
|Discussion group activity||8%||Final||30%|
Final grades: The total score s corresponds to final grades as follows.
|97% s < 100%||A+||92% s < 97%||A||89% s < 92%||A-|
|86% s < 89%||B+||82% s < 86%||B||79% s < 82%||B-|
|76% s < 79%||C+||72% s < 76%||C||69% s < 72%||C-|
|66% s < 69%||D+||59% s < 66%||D||55% s < 59%||D-|
|s < 55%||F|
Lectures: Prompt and regular attendance at lectures is required to obtain credit for iClicker content.
iClickers: Short quizzes are conducted during lectures using iClickers. An iClicker remote can be purchased from any of the bookstores, and must be registered on Compass, under the tab "Register i>clicker". You need to register your iClicker by the end of Week 2, when the iClicker roster will be synced for the last time. The first iClicker use for credit will take place in Week 2 of the semester.
Quizzes: These quizzes are designed to assess your problem solving skills. You will not be allowed to use notes, textbooks or any electronic devices (including calculators). Solutions will not be posted. Quiz dates are listed in the schedule (schedule may change during the semester). Your lowest Computer Based Test score will be dropped. This drop should be reserved for unexpected occurrences such as sickness or a family emergency.
Instructions for students:
1. Firefox and Chrome are both supported web browsers. Other browsers may not be supported yet.
2. Click “Add a course” and then click “TAM 210/211: Statics”
3. Click on “Quiz #1” (click anywhere in the large red box)
4. Click on the green button for the time-slot when you want to take Quiz #1
5. After you have signed up for a quiz, you can cancel or change your reservation by clicking on the green reservation area. You can make changes to your reservation up to 1 hour before your scheduled quiz time.
6. DRES students requiring extra time should sign up for a time-slot that has enough time remaining after it. For example, if you need 1.5X or 2X time, then don’t sign up for the last time-slot of the day, but any earlier time-slot is ok. If you need 3X time then don’t sign up for either of the last two time-slots of the day, but any of the early time-slots are ok. When you arrive at the CBTF, inform the proctor that you are a DRES student and you will be accommodated in a separate, reduced-distraction room.
The computer-based testing facility is in 57 Grainger Engineering Libarary; in the basement on the east side of the building.
Discussion sections: Discussion sections start in Week 1 of semester, with the schedule below. Please check Banner for your assigned discussion section.
You will be working in groups throughout the semester. Groups will be formed in week 2 of class using an online system called CATME. Help for filling out the CATME survey is here.
|9-10||ADG - Vineeth|
Nada and Yufei
|ADK - Robin|
MengWai and Brevel
|ADQ - Xian|
Yufei and Jiashuo
|ADU - Xian|
Vedant and Brevel
|10-11||ADA - Prof. Kersh|
Cody and Eugene
|ADH - Vineeth|
Nada and Vedant
|ADL - Robin|
Jiashuo and Vincent
|ADR - Siyuan|
Vedant and Jiashuo
|ADV - Xian|
MengWai and Cody
|11-12||ADB - Prof. Kersh|
Cody and Eugene
|ADI - Vineeth|
Vincent and Shuvankar
|ADS - Siyuan|
Brevel and Eugene
|12-1||ADJ - Mosi|
Shuvankar and Shiyao
|ADT - Chenxi|
Shuvankar and Shiyao
|2-3||ADC - Prof. Kersh|
Vincent and Kevin
|ADM - Kazem|
MengWai and Sean
|3-4||ADD - Mosi|
Tim and Yufei
|ADN - Kazem|
MengWai and Shiyao
|4-5||ADE - Mosi|
Kevin and Tim
|ADO - Kazem|
Kevin and Sean
|5-6||ADF - Konik|
Yufei and Nada
|ADP - Konik|
Tim and Shuvankar
Online homeworks: Weekly online homeworks will be assigned in two flavors: MasteringEngineering and PrairieLearn. A complete schedule of due dates for both types of homework can be found on the schedule.
- Mastering Engineering
- The schedule of HW due dates in on the MasteringEngineering website and the course schedule.
- Late submissions will be penalized by 20$\%$ over each day late.
To encourage you to work through the problems and to obtain the correct solution, you may revise and resubmit your solutions numerous times until the due date. You can rework completed items after the due date. This work will not be saved and will not affect your grades. Solutions will not be posted.
Instructions for registration on the Mastering Engineering website can be found here.
Trouble-shooting tips for Mastering Engineering website can be found here and here.
You should consider one of the following options to obtain access to MasteringEngineering:
Please follow the steps below to start using MasteringEngineering:
- Purchase custom textbook from the bookstore: includes MasteringEngineering + eText + printed custom version of the textbook
- Purchase MasteringEngineering + eText
- Purchase MasteringEngineering only - in this case, you may choose to use your lecture notes for text reference, borrow a book from a friend or library, or buy any other used textbook
- PrairieLearn These homework assignments will be available from the website. Deadlines are available in the schedule page.
TAM 210 - Nov 9 - 12 in CBTF
TAM 211 - TBD
Prof. Chang: Mon/Wed, 9:00 - 10:00, 220H MEB
Daily office hours are held in Grainger 429 according to the schedule below. Office hours start in Week 2 (Sunday, September 3) of the semester.
Online forum (Piazza): This class uses Piazza for ALL communications between the instructor, TAs, CAs, and students. Students should not communicate with instructors via email, unless there is an emergency.
Students are encouraged to post public messages on Piazza ("Post to Entire Class"). However, you can use the private feature by posting a message visible only to the Instructors. In this last case, you must type "Instructors", instead of sending a message to a specific TA or instructor.
TAs and CAs are scheduled to be checking Piazza on the following days:
The use of Piazza should not replace the office hours time, since some questions cannot be fully addressed via an online forum.
To teach you how to prepare your analyses in a logical manner, you will be asked to submit an INDIVIDUAL during the semester. These assignments are designed to practice the communication of engineering concepts in writing. They will be graded based on content and presentation.
Assignments are to be submitted using Compass.
- IN SUMMARY, WE WILL ONLY GRADE REPORTS UPLOADED AS A PDF FILE, SINGLE DOCUMENT, PORTRAIT FORMAT! NO EXCEPTIONS!! Submitted assignments that do not comply with these guidelines will receive a ZERO score.
- These assignments are designed to practice the communication of engineering concepts in writing. They will be graded based on content and presentation.
- Details of how to complete a written assignment and expectations are given in the WA1 help file found on Compass.
- Written assignment deadlines are available in the schedule page.
- You will have unlimited attempts to upload your written assignment; we will grade only your last attempt.
- Your name and discussion session number must be printed legibly on the top of the first page.
- Scan your assignment and save it in pdf format. Files in any other format will not be graded.
- While scanning make sure you scan all the pages of your written assignment in ONE pdf file. We will only grade a single pdf file.
- Your scanned work must be in portrait format.
- When preparing your written assignment, you MUST assign symbols (to the utmost extent possible) to all the relevant lengths, forces, material properties, et cetera, and then solve the problem symbolically. If given, you should assign numerical values to your final result. Depending on the difficulty of the problem, you may assign numbers at intermediate steps.
- Late written assignment will not be accepted (you will not be able to upload it on compass 2g). No exceptions. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR LATE WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT BY EMAIL.
Refer to the table below to find which TA grades your WA #1
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Math 210 is the third and the final part of our standard three-semester calculus sequence. The distinct feature of this part of the course is its focus on the multi-dimensional analysis, as opposed to one-dimensional analysis that you learned in Math 180 (Calculus I) and Math 181 (Calculus II). This semester you will learn such important concepts as a vector, a vector field, a function of several variables, partial derivative, a line-integral and multi-variable integrals. You will see that these concepts, as scary as they may sound, are actually a natural generalization of the things you already know from calc I and II. This is how the tree of mathematics is built - going from simple to more complicated. The ideas of the vector calculus apply to numerous areas of human knowledge such as engineering, physics, pure mathematics, biology, and many others. Some of them we will see in the course, some will surface later in your future special courses, yet some may wait until you become a professional.
Students enter Math 210 from a variety of backgrounds: many of you have taken Calculus I and II at UIC, some have transferred from other schools, or were placed directly into Calculus III following your calculus studies in other schools. Regardless of your background coming in, our goal is to provide instructorship and all the resources necessary for every one of you succeed, and enjoy yourselves as much as possible in the process! In spite of this, you may find vector calculus very challenging. Like in Math 180 and 181 your success in Math 210 requires a lot of hard work, hours of study and problem solving, and your active involvement in learning, both in and outside of the classroom. Our course is designed with the aim of helping you stay constantly connected with the course and the material, and within easy reach of some of your best resources: your instructor, your teaching assistants, and your colleagues!
Calculus, Early Transcendentals, by W. Briggs and L. Cochran, second edition, and a MyMathLab access code. We will only go through Chapters 11-14. This textbook has been in our use since 2011. Your instructor is not required to follow the text line-by-line or to use the same problems, so please take notes in class as well as read the textbook.
If you took Math 181 at UIC in the Fall 2017, and the MyMathLab code you used then has not expired yet, then you can use the same code for Math 210.
You can purchase a MyMathLab code online, or at the UIC bookstore, with or without the textbook. MyMathLab contains an electronic version of the book.
The class involves three hours of lectures on MWF, and one hour on T or Th of problem solving session. Please see your class schedule for specific time and classroom. In addition, your instructor and TA will be available during their office hours. They can be found in Sections.
Grade of C or better in MATH 181. The prerequisite is enforced throughout all sections of the course without exceptions. Students that have not met the prerequisite will not be allowed to take the course.
|1||Martin Luther King Day, 11.1, 11.2||Discussion of course policies; vectors on plane; vectors in space. Distance, sphere.|
|2||11.3, 11.4, 11.5||Dot product, work of force. Cross product, torque. Vector-valued functions. Parametric equation of a line; curves.|
|3||11.6, 11.7, 11.8||Calculus of vector-valued functions. Physical concepts of motion (velocity, acceleration, speed) using vector calculus; motion in a gravitational field*. Arc length in Cartesian and polar coordinates.|
|4||12.1, 12.2||Planes, cylinders, quadratic surfaces. Functions of 2 variables, graphs, level curves; functions of 3 variables, level surfaces.|
|5||12.3, 12.4, 12.5, 12.6||Calculus of multivariable functions, limits, two-path test. Partial first and higher order derivatives, Clairaut Theorem, differentiability*. Chain Rule, implicit differentiation*. Gradient, directional derivative.|
|6||12.6 Review, 1st Midterm on 11.1-12.6; 12.7||Gradient, directional derivative, applications*; Review on Wednesday, 1st Midterm on Thursday; Tangent plane.|
|7||12.7, 12.8||Linear approximation, differential. Local extrema, critical points, 2nd derivative test. Absolute optimization.|
|8||12.9, 13.1, 13.2||The method of Lagrange Multipliers, optimization problems, extreme distances. Double integral as a volume, over rectangles. Double integrals over more general regions. Changing the order of integration, volumes of regions between 2 surfaces, area of a plane region using double integrals.|
|9||13.3, 13.4, 13.5||Double integral in polar coordinates. Triple integrals, volumes and masses of solids. Triple integrals in cylindrical coordinates, emphasis on examples.|
|10||13.5, Review, 2nd Midterm; 13.5||Triple integrals in cylindrical coordinates, emphasis on examples. Review on Wednesday, 2nd Midterm on Thursday; Triple integrals in spherical coordinates.|
|11||13.6*, 13.7, 14.1||Center of mass formulae*. Plane transformations, Jacobian, change of variables. Vector fields, radial, gradient, potential.|
|12||14.2, 14.3||Line integrals of scalar functions; Integrals of fields, circulation, flux, work of force. Conservative fields, finding potentials, independence of path, FTC for those fields.|
|13||14.4, 14.5||Green's Theorem in the circulation and flux form, finding areas using GT. Div and Curl in 3D.|
|14||14.6, 14.7||Surface integrals of scalar functions, surface area elements in spherical, cylindrical, and graph cases. Flux of a vector field through a surface, physical examples. Stokes' Theorem as a 3D analogue to 2D Green's Theorems in circulation form.|
|15||14.8, Review for the final||The Divergence Theorem as a 3D analogue to 2D Green's Theorems in flux form. Review for the final exam.|
|16||Final Exam||Cumulative Final on all covered sections will be given on the date to be announced.|
A topic marked by * may be covered briefly for one or more of the following reasons: it is similar to another one covered previously; it is of less importance for future development of the course material; it is relatively simple and may be given as a reading assignment; it is too advanced at the first reading. Please follow instructions in your class pertaining to these topics.
As explained in the course description, your active involvement in learning is essential in order to successfully complete the course! A basic requirement of the course is therefore a serious commitment on your part to attend both the lectures and the problem sections.
A percentage of below 75% in lecture, or a percentage of below 75% in discussion will result in a drop of one letter grade for the course as a consequence. Below 50% attendance in either one of these categories will result in an automatic F for the course.
For example, if a student has a point total of 80% for the course, attended 90% of lectures but missed 4 discussions (which is more than 25% but less than 50% of discussions, starting form week 3), then the final grade of this student is a C.
Attendance in the course will be taken as follows (starting from week 3).
In lectures: Attendance in lectures is measured by random quizzes. A minimum of 12 short quizzes will be given during the semester. The quizzes will be unannounced, and given at the end of a lecture on randomly chosen days. In addition, your instructor may choose to take attendance at the beginning of randomly chosen lectures, by means of an attendance sheet listing all the students registered in the class. The sheet will be circulated in the classroom, and every student present will be required to sign the rubric corresponding to her or his name. The attendance sheet will be returned to the instructor 15 minutes after the beginning of class.
Submission of a quiz sheet on behalf of another student or signing the rubric under the name of another student on any attendance sheet will be considered a serious violation of course policies. See the section on Academic Integrity Policy for details.
It is mandatory to attend at least 50% of lectures. Failure to do so without an official waiver of attendance will lead to a grade of F for the course. Attendance of more than 50% but less than 75% of lectures results in a drop of one letter grade from the final grade.
In problem sessions: The TAs will take attendance in each problem session starting from week 3. It is mandatory to attend at least 50% of discussions. Failure to do so without official waiver of attendance will lead to a grade of F for the course. Attendance of more than 50% but less than 75% of lectures results in a drop of one letter grade from the final grade.
Excused Absence Policy: Students that know ahead of time that they have an existing or potential conflict with the class must inform their instructor in the first two weeks of the semester using the absence appeals form .
Furthermore, students can appeal during week 9 and 10, as well as week 14 and 15 to their instructor using the absence appeals form. Note: no appeals will be accepted after the final exam or at any other time!
Informing the instructor/TA about a planned absence does not automatically result in the absence being excused. In cases when the instructor cannot determine whether or not the reason is compelling and the absence may be excused, the instructor will forward the appeal to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, who will decide.
Methods of evaluation and grading policies
Your final grade in Math 210 will be determined by the number of points you earn on the following scale, provided the requirement of 75% attendance of lectures and 75% attendance of discussions is satisfied.
|85 or more||A|
|70 - 84||B|
|55 - 69||C|
|40 - 54||D|
|less than 40||F|
Grades between the cut-offs will be rounded up or down according to the mathematical rules.
The department reserves the right to lower the grading scale at the end of the semester. The contributions of the various assignments to the final grade are as follows:
Midterm grades: Although it is not MSCS policy to assign midterm grades to 200-level courses we will do our best to ensure that you receive a feedback of your performance before March 23. The midterm grades will follow the same cut-offs as for the final course grades, but with the following contributions:
Tips on interpreting your midterm grade can be found at http://advising.uic.edu/student-tips-for-midterm-grades/.
Quizzes, homework, exams
Quizzes: The quizzes will be given during your regular lecture time on randomly chosen days. They will typically consist of one or two questions bases on recent material with the purpose of keeping you involved and active in the lectures and letting you know if you are following the concepts. Grading scheme of a quiz is based on 0, 1, 2 points for each problem. It will be graded by the instructor, and returned in lecture or your problem session. There will be no make-up quizzes given, but only the highest 75% of quiz grades will be considered when computing the points corresponding to the quizzes on the final grade. Remember that quizzes will also be used for your attendance check.
Homework: Homework for the course is the same for all sections. There are two types of homework: online homework assigned in MyMathLab, and written homework assigned in Crowdmark. Both are mandatory and contribute to your final grade.
MyMathLab homework consists of a selection of problems for a particular section of the book. To receive full credit for an assignment for a particular section, you must complete the assignment by the end of day of the second lecture after the date when this section is listed in an online schedule under the Schedule link on this page. If you miss this deadline, you can still submit your MyMathLab assignment at a 25% penalty up till the day before the midterm, which includes this section. For the sections, covered after the second midterm, the final date for submitting MyMathLab assignments for 75% credit is the last day of classes.
To register for MyMathLab, please log into the Blackboard site for Math 210, and click the link MyMathLab on the left. You do not need a CourseID. To sign up, you will need a MyMathLab access code, see section Textbook for details.
Some MyMathLab assignments contain Interactive Figures. To use Interactive Figures, you might need to download and install the Wolfram CDFPlayer (it is free to download for students). To find out what other software you need to install to work with MyMathLab, run a Browser Check: log into MyMathLab, and go to the Course Home. The link to the Browser Check is in the section Welcome to MyMathLab.
Please note that Wolfram CDFPlayer is not currently available on mobile devices, such as iPad, tablet or cell phone. Please use a desktop computer or a laptop to do your MyMathLab homework. Wolfram CDFPlayer is installed on the stationary computers in the library and in the computer labs on campus. You can use these computers to do your MyMathLab homework.
Written homework assignments will be assigned weekly by the course coordinator in the online system Crowdmark. These written problems will (generally) be more challenging than the MyMathLab homework problems and will require you to show your full work. The first written homework will be assigned on Wednesday of week 1 and due on Thursday of week 2. The deadlines for the subsequent homework assignments will be indicated on the homework. You will have to scan your solutions and submit them to the Crowdmark online system. The instructions on how to do that are available on the Blackboard site in the section Course Documents.
We recommend that you do MyMathLab assignment before taking on the more involved written homework problems. Late homework can be submitted only with a written excuse document, for example a note from doctor, and no homework will be accepted later than 2 days after the deadline. One lowest or missing written homework score and 3 lowest or missing MyMathLab homework scores will be dropped from your final grade at the end of the semester.
Exams: Two midterms will be given on Thursdays of weeks 6 and 10 of the semester, and one final on the week following the last week of classes. Midterm 1 will include Sections 11.1 - 11.8 and 12.1 - 12.6, Midterm 2 will include 12.7 - 13.5 (only triple integrals in cylindrical coordinates in 13.5). The final exam is cumulative and includes material from the entire course. Updates on time schedules, room assignments and preparation materials can be found on this page under the exams link. Make-ups can be given to students that comply with the Excused Absence Policy above for the day of the exam.
Policy on re-grading midterm exams and homework: After receiving your graded midterm exam or a homework, you are recommended to review the grading. If you think that your work has been misgraded, you may contact your instructor and request her/him to review the grading. You must explain clearly why you think your work deserves more points and what grading mistakes have been made. Requests without justifications will not be honored. Your instructor will compare the grading with the grading scheme, and correct the grading, if justified. All requests to review the grading of exams or homework must be made within two weeks from the day when the link to your graded homework or exam has been sent to you via Crowdmark.
The use of any electronic devices with computing capabilities is prohibited during exams and quizzes.
Academic Integrity Policy
As an academic community, UIC is committed to providing an environment in which research, learning, and scholarship can flourish and in which all endeavors are guided by academic and professional integrity. All members of the campus community - students, staff, faculty, and administrators - share the responsibility of insuring that these standards are upheld so that such an environment exists. Instances of academic misconduct by students will be handled pursuant to the Student Disciplinary Policy: http://www.uic.edu/depts/dos/docs/Student%20Disciplinary%20Policy.pdf
Current academic calendar and the list of deadlines can be found here.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is committed to maintaining a barrier-free environment so that students with disabilities can fully access programs, courses, services, and activities at UIC. Students with disabilities who require accommodations for access to and/or participation in this course are welcome, but must be registered with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). You may contact DRC at 312-413-2183 (v) or 312-413-0123 (TTY) and consult the following: http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/disability_resources/faq/accommodations.html.
Students who wish to observe their religious holidays shall notify the faculty member by the tenth day of the semester of the date when they will be absent unless the religious holiday is observed on or before the tenth day of the semester. In such cases, the student shall notify the faculty member at least five days in advance of the date when he/she will be absent. The faculty member shall make every reasonable effort to honor the request, not penalize the student for missing the class, and if an examination or project is due during the absence, give the student an exam or assignment equivalent to the one completed by those students in attendance. If the student feels aggrieved, he/she may request remedy through the campus grievance procedure. http://oae.uic.edu/religious-calendar/
UIC is committed to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity involving students and employees. Freedom from discrimination is a foundation for all decision making at UIC. Students are encouraged to study the University's "Nondiscrimination Statement". Students are also urged to read the document "Public Formal Grievance Procedures". Information on these policies and procedures is available on the University web pages of the Office of Access and Equity: www.uic.edu/depts/oae.