EN PH131


University of Alberta

Kinematics and dynamics of particles; gravitation; work and energy; linear momentum; angular momentum; systems of particles; introduction to dynamics of rigid bodies. Prerequisites: MATH 100 or 117, and ENGG 130. Corequisite: MATH 101 or 118. Restricted to Engineering students. Other students who take this course will receive *3.0.
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ENPH 131 EB03/B03
Engineering Mechanics
Winter 2019: January – April 2019
Calendar Description
*4.3 (fi 6)
(either term, 3-1s-3/2). Kinematics and dynamics of particles; gravitation; work and
energy; linear momentum; angular momentum; systems of particles; introduction to dynamics of
rigid bodies. Prerequisites: MATH 100 or 117, and ENGG 130. Corequisite: MATH 101 or 118.
Restricted to Engineering students. Other students who take this course will receive *3.0.
Policy regarding course outlines can be found in Sec. 23.4(2) of the University Calendar.
Instructor: Dr. Alexandra Komrakova Phone: (780) 492-6298
Email: komrakov@ualberta.ca Office: Donadeo ICE 10-229
Website: This course has an eClass (https://eclass.srv.ualberta.ca/). To login, use your
CCID and password.
Prerequisites: Math 100 or Math 117, ENGG 130
Corequisites: Math 101 or Math 118
In order to receive credit in this course the above prerequisites and corequisites must be
satisfied. Students who hope to receive credit for the course, but who do not have the
necessary prerequisites, must fill out the application form “Waiver of Prerequisite” to be
considered, which should be submitted to the Department of Physics.
Lectures: MWF 09:00 – 09:50, CCIS L1 140.
Partial lecture notes will be posted on eClass.
Seminars: Friday 13:00-13:50, CCIS L1 140
The first seminar is during the week of January 14-18, 2019.
Office Hours: Monday 13:00-15:00 in Donadeo ICE 10-229
Teaching Assistance: Rajorshi Paul (Thursday 15:00 – 16:00)
Ankit Gupta (Monday 15:00 – 16:00)
“Hutch” Help Desk, 3-21 of the Mechanical Engineering Building. This is located on the 3rd floor
walkway of the Mechanical Engineering Building, across from 3-16 and 3-26, next to 3-23.
Textbooks: “Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics”, 14th ed., Hibbeler
“Fundamentals of Physics”, 10th ed., Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Lab Manual for Phys 130/EnPh 131.
Mark Distribution: Seminar: 10%
Labs: 10%
Midterm: 30%
Final: 50%
Term marks will be calculated according to the above distribution. Satisfactory performance on
both the final exam and the total aggregate mark is necessary to pass the course. Students
must also pass the laboratory part of the course independently in order to pass the course. The
final letter grades will be given according to these requirements and the University of Alberta
Marking and Grading Guideline.
Seminars: The seminars are held weekly. Students will be required to solve a number of
problems during the session which are to be handed in at the end of the seminar for marking.
The best 9 of the 10 seminars will be considered in the calculation of the total seminar mark. No
seminar sheets should be removed from the session, and all unauthorized electronic devices
(cell-phones, laptops, tablets, watches with internet/storage capability, etc.) should be turned
off. Students are permitted to bring their notes and textbooks. Help during the seminar is
available from the teaching assistants. You must attend the seminar session corresponding to
your lecture section. Permission for exceptions must be obtained from your instructor who will
judge whether such an exception is justified; if such permission is granted, the student must
obtain a note from the instructor and give it to the Primary Teaching Assistant of the other
Assignments: There are 12 weekly assignments. The assignments will neither be handed in nor
be marked. However, they serve as very important practice materials for the seminars and the
exams and should be completed carefully before the suggested due dates. Solutions to the
assignments will be posted on eClass after the due dates.
Labs: There are 5 laboratories which introduce experimental procedures and report writing.
Students must refer to http://uofa.ualberta.ca/physics/undergraduate-laboratories/schedules for
lab information (e.g. schedule of experiments, etc.). A mark of at least 50% in the lab
component is required to pass the lab. Students must (independently) pass the lab in order to
pass the course. If a student has taken EN PH 131 in a previous term and has passed the lab
portion but failed the course, he/she may apply for a transfer for the lab mark from the previous
term. Applications should be submitted to the Physics General Office at the beginning of the
In case of discrepancies between Bear Tracks and the schedule on the Physics website
(link above), please follow the Physics schedule.
Examination Schedule and Information:
1. Midterm Exam:
The midterm will be a consolidated 90-minute exam held on Monday Feb 25,
2019 at 19:00 to 20:30. It is a closed-book exam with formula sheets provided. Students will be
informed of the room location near the midterm date.
2. Final Exam:
According to the information provided by the Registrar’s office, the consolidated
final exam for ENPH 131 will be on Saturday April 27, 2019. It will start at 09:00 and will be a
2.5 hour, closed-book exam with formula sheets provided.
Calculator Policy:
Only non-programmable calculators approved by the Faculty of Engineering
are allowed in any exam. Those calculators have to bear the proper sticker, which is available
from the Faculty’s general office. Using an improper calculator in an exam is considered
Missed Midterm: No make-up exams will be given for a missed midterm. If the mid-term is
missed for a valid reason (as defined by University Policy), the weight of the mid-term will be
added to that of the final exam to calculate the final grade. This is not automatic; if you miss a
mid-term, you should follow all University guidelines and contact your instructor within two
working days.
Deferred Final Exam: A student who cannot write the final examination for a compelling reason
(as per University policy) can apply for a deferred final examination. Such an application must
be made to the Faculty office within 48 hours of the missed examination.
Reexaminations: A student who writes the final examination and fails the course may apply for
a reexamination. Reexaminations are rarely granted in the Faculty of Science. These exams
are governed by University (Calendar Sec. 23.5.5) and Faculty of Science Regulations
(Calendar Sec. 182.5.9). Misrepresentation of Facts to gain a reexamination is a serious breach
of the Code of Student Behaviour.
Additional Information: Refer to the University Calendar for additional regulations. Sec. 23.5 of
the University Calendar has additional information on examinations. In case of discrepancy
between the summary of these pages and the information in the Calendar, the Calendar takes
University Policy Regarding Academic Offences: “The University of Alberta is committed to the
highest standards of academic integrity and honesty. Students are expected to be familiar with
these standards regarding academic honesty and to uphold the policies of the University in this
respect. Students are particularly urged to familiarize themselves with the provisions of the
Code of Student Behavior (online at www.governance.ualberta.ca) and avoid any behavior
which could potentially result in suspicions of cheating, plagiarism, misrepresentation of facts
and/or participation in an offence. Academic dishonesty is a serious offence and can result in
suspension or expulsion from the University.” The Code of Student Behaviour is printed in
Appendix A in the back of the Academic Calendar. Students should familiarize themselves with
the definitions of academic offences, and the penalties that could result. Please read the "Don't
Cheatsheet”, which can be found at:
http://www.governance.ualberta.ca/StudentAppeals/DontCheatsheet.aspx. Make sure you
understand the definitions of plagiarism, cheating, and misrepresentation of facts.
Accessibility Resources (AR): For students who write exams with accommodations at AR
(formerly SAS), please be cognizant of their deadlines and regulations. If you fail to meet these
deadlines or follow the procedures, the result is most likely that AR will be unable to provide the
necessary space and/or services you require. In these situations, you will be invited to write
your exams with peers during the allotted time in the assigned room.
Recording and/or Distribution of Course Materials: Audio or video recording, digital or otherwise,
of lectures, labs, seminars or any other teaching environment by students is allowed only with
the prior written consent of the instructor or as a part of an approved accommodation plan.
Student or instructor content, digital or otherwise, created and/or used within the context of the
course is to be used solely for personal study, and is not to be used or distributed for any other
purpose without prior written consent from the content author(s).
Course Outline Disclaimer: Any typographical errors in this Course Outline are subject to
change and will be announced in class. The date of the final examination is set by the Registrar
and takes precedence over the final examination date reported in this syllabus.

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