Department of Mechanical Engineering

ME 242 Engineering Dynamics

  FALL Semester 2017

MW 1:00PM - 2:15PM

Room: TBE B-176

Instructor: Prof. G. F. Mauer

Textbook: Please make sure to purchase the Package, consisting of the textbook (Hibbeler Dynamics 14th edition, Pearson Publ.    PLUS a software license for Mastering Engineering.) You will submit all homework on Mastering. Click here for full textbook  information.


Date Posted:  August21, 2017

  Mastering Software: You will be required to submit all homework using Mastering Engineering (http://www.masteringengineering.com/). A license is required and can be purchased from the publisher. Logon to Mastering: The Course Name is  ME242 Dynamics Fall2017    The Course ID is:     MEMAUER34056

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  I-clickers: Every Student is required to bring an I-Clicker to class. Use either version 1 or 2 of the I-Clicker, or use the Smartphone app (REEF). You can use your own (buy at the bookstore) or obtain one as a loan from the MEG department. You must return your loan clicker before the final exam to the MEG Department. Students who do not return loan clickers will receive  a grade of 'Incomplete' . You have two options to register your clicker:     

                   1. in Class

                                      2. On the I-Clicker web site: please visit:                                      http://www.iclicker.com/ 

Please enter your first and last name, and your Student ID (10-digit NSHE ID-number) exactly as they appear on the UNLV registrar's record. The registration will become active after you have used your clicker in class for the first time.

FINAL EXAM:  Mon. Dec. 11   1 3 p.m.    The final exam will be comprehensive and cover the entire course.

Midterm exam 1: 

Midterm exam 2:

Midterm exam 3:

Midterm Grades (exams 1 and 2): An updated anonymized estimate of your progress toward completion of ME 242 (Comprising both midterms 1 and 2) is presented in this midterm grade report. A password is required for access.

Posting: Table of Laws and Definintions. Dyn-constants.pdf. A password is required for access.

 Academic Honesty:  Misconduct cases  will be referred to the UNLV Offices of the Vice President for Student Life and Student Conduct, see http://studentlife.unlv.edu/judicial/misconductPolicy.html.





























 ME 242 Syllabus (click on image at right): Schedule, Policies, Homework. The syllabus will be updated as needed during the semester.

 Class notes: Notes from recent lectures will be posted here, usually weekly. Click image at right.

 Course Objectives: What you will learn.






Exams and Study Guides

Rigid Body Dynamics: Acceleration
Step-by-step discussion in ppt (Powerpoint) format (500 KB)

Sample exams:

SPRING 2001 Exams (in PDF Format)
MEG 207 Dynamics First Midterm Exam

MEG 207 Dynamics Second Midterm Exam

MEG 207 Dynamics Midterm III Exam in PDF format. file name: 207t3-00.pdf

MEG 207 Dynamics Final Exam in PDF format. file name: 207fin00.pdf

MEG 207 Dynamics Rotating Gears Example, Chapter 14