Mechanics of Materials
- Distinguish between loading diagrams and free-body diagrams.
- Write equations three times: symbolically, numerically (with units and signs), and the numeric solution (with units and signs).
- Write sigmas that do not look like thetas.
- Always use leading zeroes in decimals.
- Write down four significant figures in intermediate steps; report solutions to three.
- Use engineering notation in intermediate steps; as possible, use prefixes in answers.
- Place numbers into equations (or inequality statements); avoid floating numeric expressions.
- Make liberal use of commentary (and be sure to comment on probable errors).
- Present neat, legible, and well-organized written work.
LE00 Effective Communication.pdf
HW00 Effective Communication.pdf