TAM 210/11: Statics

General Info

Grades Formal Assessment Contact Info
Course description TAM 2XX Policies Discussions Office hours
Big idea Grading Online forum
Prerequisites   Exam  
Reference text      
Equity & Diversity      
       
       

 

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 design of any widget. Free body diagrams are an essential tool for understanding the forces and moments on a body.

Prerequisites: Required: PHYS 211; credit or concurrant registration in MATH 248. Preferred: CS 101.

Reference texts:

  • Engineering Mechanics: STATICS, 14th edition by Hibbeler.  (Not required, but would be VERY useful)
    • Available at bookstore (electronic or hard copy)
    • Available on reserve at Grainger
  • Also vailable on reserve at Grainger
    • Beer, Ferdinand P.;   Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics
    • Nelson, E.W. [et al.];   Engineering Mechanics: Statics
    • Nelson, E. W.;   Schaum’s Outlines Statics, 6th Edition [online electronic resource] (Great study guide resource with many worked examples)

Equity and diversity:

This is an equal opportunity classroom environment. We value the diversity represented by the participants in this course. Our diversity is a primary source of ideas and perspectives. As you work through the course, practice using this diversity to your advantage.

TAM 2XX Policies: 

General TAM 2XX course in-person section policies may be found at: http://mechref.engr.illinois.edu/pol/policies.html

General TAM 2XX course online section policies may be found at: http://mechref.engr.illinois.edu/pol/onlinepolicies.html

Grading: All assessment scores are stored on Canvas. The total score for the course is computed with the following weights:

In-class polls 5% Homework 15%
Discussion group activity 10%

Quizzes

40%
Cumulative exam 30%    
       

Discussion sectionsThe discussion section schedule is listed below, and are held in room 0023 Sydney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-10am  

ADH
TA: Himanshu
CA: Aakanksh

ADK
TA: Chenghang
CA: Emily 

ADQ
TA: Hyelim
CA: Pete

 

10-11am

ADA
TA: Jaekwang
CA: Jonas, Kevin
 

ADH
TA: Himanshu
CA: Aakanksh, Michaela

ADL
TA: Chenghang, Sony
CA: Jonas

ADR
TA: Alireza
CA: Pete, Nathan
 

ADV
TA: Ali
CA: Pete, Kevin

11am-12pm

ADB
TA: Jaekwang, Hyelim
CA: Nathan

ADI
TA: Jehyung
CA: Nathan, Jiachen
 

 

ADS
TA: Alireza
CA: Jiachen, Rex

 
12-1pm  

ADJ
TA: Jehyung
CA: Pete, Kevin

 


ADT
TA: Christian
CA: Jiachen, Rex

 
2-3pm

ADC
TA: Chenghang
CA: Zach, Priyanka
 

 

ADM
TA: Boqiang
CA: Dilan, Zach

   
3-4pm
 

ADD
TA: Sony
CA: Zach, Priyanka

 
 

ADN
TA: Boqiang
CA: Emily, Michaela

   
4-5pm

ADE

TA: Sony
CA: Pete, Priyanka
 

 

ADO
TA: Christian
CA: Emily, Kevin

   

Exam:

A cumulative exam will be held for all students (TAM 210 and 211 students) during week 12 after the completion of TAM 210 lecture materials. There will be no additional cumulative exam for TAM 211 students at the end of the semester; they will take additional quizzes only for the remaining topics.

Office hours:

Dr. Wayne Chang: Wednesday, 3:15-5pm, 1025 LuMEB

Prof. Nikhil Admal: Monday, 2-4pm via zoom

Zoom link : https://illinois.zoom.us/j/86447796642?pwd=QjNMc3MxOHJvV3hwQ0RGZVdRTWhOZz09

Meeting ID: 864 4779 6642

Password: 065488

Daily office hours are held in room 0023 Sydney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building according to the schedule below. Office hours begin Week 2.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
5-6pm

TA: Chengzhang

CA: Dilan

 

TA: Christian

CA: Rex

 

TA: Alireza

CA: Emily

TA: Ali

CA: Priyanka

6-7pm

TA: Chengzhang

CA: Nathan

TA: Himanshu

CA: Jiachen

TA: Sony

CA: Pete

TA: Alireza

CA: Emily

TA: Boqiang

CA: Nathan

7-8pm

TA: Jaekwang 

CA: Aakanksh

TA: Jehyung

CA: Aakanksh

TA: Hyelim

CA: Zach

TA: Sony

CA: Michaela

TA: Boqiang

CA: Jonas

Online forum (Campuswire):

TAs and CAs are scheduled to be checking Campuswire on the following days:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
TA Jaekwang Himanshu Chengzhang Alireza Boqiang Jehyung Ali
CA Pete Zach Jiachen Priyanka Nathan Emily Aakanksh

The use of Campuswire should not replace the office hours time, since some questions cannot be fully addressed via an online forum.