Text: Robert L. Norton, Design of Machinery, McGrawHill, 2nd Edition, 1999.
Objectives:
The scope of this course is dynamic analysis and design of planar mechanisms
and machines. This includes closed and open linkage chains, reciprocating
and rotating machines, cams, and flywheels. The successful student should be
able to use the tools of engineering science and mathematics to analyze the
motion and forces acting on a mechanism in a manner that would be useful to a
design engineer.
Attendance:
Regular, punctual attendance at lecture classes is essential if steady
progress is to be made in the course. Attendance on examination days is
mandatory.
An absence from an examination will be considered excused by the instructor
only in documented cases of illness or emergency.
Homework:
Regular reading assignments and solution of homework problems are essential
for successful completion of this course. Reading assignments for each
day appear in the Course Outline, and should
be completed prior to coming to class. Homework problem assignments also
appear in the Course Outline. Answers to
most of the homework problems appear in Appendix F in the textbook. Available
answers to other homework problems will be provided. Typically, these will
be posted in the instructor's bulletin box.
Examinations:
The examinations in this course will consist of weekly 20minute examinations,
and a 4hour final examination. All examinations will be closed book and
closed notes unless the instructor indicates otherwise. There is to be
no joint use of calculators, drawing tools, or other personal equipment
during an examination. All writing must cease when time is called on an
examination. No makeup examinations will be given. If an examination is
missed for reasons the instructor deems excusable (illness, accident, emergency,
etc.) the final examination score will be inserted for the missed examination
score. Examinations missed because of unexcused absences will receive a zero
score. The weekly examination average will be calculated by dropping the lowest
score and averaging the remaining scores.
Grading:
The numerical score for the course will be based on the weekly examinations and the final examination as follows:
Item  Percent of Final Grade 

Weekly Class Examinations 

Final Examination 

The numerical score for the quarter will be determined from the following formula:
N=0.70*ExamAvg+0.30*FinalExam
where:
N=Quarter numerical score,
Exam Avg=Weekly examination average score, and
FinalExam=Final examination score.
A letter grade G for the course will be assigned as follows:
Numerical Score, N  Class Grade, G 

>=90  A 
>=85 and < 90  B+ 
>=80 and < 85  B 
>=75 and < 80  C+ 
>=70 and < 75  C 
>=65 and < 70  D+ 
>=60 and < 65  D 
< 60  F 
In borderline grade cases, the final letter grade may, at the discretion of the instructor, be increased. Attendance, punctuality, and professional bearing will be used to influence the instructor's final decision.