If you have a disability which prevents you from following these requirements please see me for accommodation.
First, this is just a summary of what you should have already read earlier in the syllabus under Homework. If you haven’t already read it, read it now. The following are just the most critical points.
Homework is due at the beginning of class, before, or shortly after, you sit down. Homework handed in at the end of class is late and is worth 1/2 credit. See Homework. Sorry. I know it would be nice to get an extra hour to work on your homework to keep it from being late, but then you miss the lecture and fall even farther behind.
You must show ALL work in a neat, orderly, and logical fashion. The comment “From Where?” with a (-3) attached means I don’t see where you got this from and it looks suspiciously like you either copied it from somewhere else during class while I was trying to teach you the new material, or you are smarter than I am (-5) and were able to figure it out in your head.
Deductions will be made for any work that is not supported by clear, accurate free bodies which are carefully labeled, and to which all equations are referred. See examples of excellent and unacceptable by engineering standards.
Presentation will count up to 20% of all homework grades. Deductions for presentation will be made when you try to jam 40 free bodies on one page, you write in Sanskrit, you write in English but it looks like Sanskrit, it is too small for the elderly owner of your company to read with or without her glasses, you write in pen and scratch out large sections for corrections, you use it for drying your hands before handing it in, etc.
For truss problems where multiple member forces are required you must either legibly write the results for each member on a drawing of the truss stating the force, units, and sense (tension or compression), or give a summary table at the end of the problem with the following information:
|Member name||Found from FB number||Force||Units||Tension or
For problems where forces in frames are to be found, you must list the answers legibly on the free body or give a summary table at the end of the problem with the following information:
|Frame force||Found from FB number||Force||Units||Force on member points|
|Internal member force||Found from FB number||Force||Units||Direction of Force/Moment in the member|
|Shear at x = 6m||6||121.6||kips||Left|
|Axial at x = 6m||6||100||kips||Compressive|
|Moment at x = 6m||6||200||kip ft||CCW|