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ECE 194 Syllabus, Fall 2001
 

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Week #1
20 Aug

English

Introduction to the Integrated Program, course policies

Team time

Math

Introduction to MAT270

 

21 Aug  

Engineering

Team assignments

Overview of course

Physics

Introduction

Physics

Force Concepts Inventory

22 Aug

English

Introduction to critical reading

Math

Introduction to Maple

Math

Exercises using Maple

Engineering

Team formation

23 Aug

 

Engineering

The Engineering Method

Physics

Energy Concepts Inventory

Physics

Nature of Science

24 Aug

English

Critical reading strategies

Math

Exponential functions

Physics

Constant velocity

Week #2
27 Aug

English

Expectations for college and engineering students

Team time

Math

Inverse functions and logarithms

 

28 Aug  

Engineering

Team training

Introduction to Excel

Physics

Constant velocity

29 Aug

English

Discuss reading

Math

Exponential functions and Maple

Math

Inverse functions, continued

Engineering

More Excel training

30 Aug  

Engineering

First engineering model

Physics

Constant acceleration

31 Aug

English

Discuss reading

Math

Trigonometric functions

Physics

Modeling motion

Week #3
3 Sept

Labor Day

4 Sept

 

Engineering

Review of Excel work

Review of first engineering model

Physics

Using constant velocity and constant acceleration models

5 Sept

English

Discuss assignment #1 and reading

Math

Trigonometric functions, continued

Math

Compositions

Engineering

Academic integrity

6 Sept  

Engineering

Introduction to problem solving strategies

Physics

Application to the bouncing ball

7 Sept

Engish

Discuss reading

Math

Polynomials and rational functions

Physics

Application to the bouncing ball

Week #4
10 Sept

English

Discuss reading

Complete heuristics 4 and 5

Team time

Math

Test review

 

11 Sept  

Physics

Bouncing ball

 
12 Sept

English

Peer review

Math

Test #1

Engineering

Situation analysis

13 Sept  

Engineering

Problem analysis

Physics

Bouncing ball

14 Sept

English

Peer review

Math

Velocity and limits

Physics

2-D motion

Week #5
17 Sept

English

Discuss reading

Engineering

Model #2

Math

Derivatives

 

18 Sept  

Engineering

Introduction to project #1

Physics

2-D motion

19 Sept

English

In-class reflective writing

Engineering

Generating solutions, part 1

Math

Secants

Math

Graphs of derivatives

20 Sept  

Engineering

Generating solutions, part 2

Physics

2-D motion

21 Sept

English

Discuss reading

Math

More on derivatives

Physics

Celebration of knowledge #1

Week #6
24 Sept

English

Discuss reading

Team time

Math

Continuity and differentiability

 

25 Sept

 

Engineering

Generating solutions, part 3

Physics

Kinetic energy lab

26 Sept

English

Discuss assignment #2 and conducting interviews

Math

Derivatives, graphically

Engineering

Generation solutions, part 4

27 Sept  

Engineering

Work on project #1

Physics

Conservation of energy

28 Sept

English

Guest Speaker

Math

Derivative rules

Physics

Energy concepts

Week #7
1 Oct

English

Workshop on heuristics 4 and 5

Engineering

Work on project #1

Math

Product, quotient, and chain rules

 

2 Oct  

Team time

Physics

Relative motion and components

3 Oct

English

Peer review of assignment #2, first draft

Math

Derivatives using Maple

Team time

4 Oct

Engineering

Catapult trials

Physics

Force lab

5 Oct

English

Peer review of assignment #2, second draft

Math

Derivatives of trigonometric functions

Physics

Force lab discussion

Week #8
8 Oct

English

Discuss reading

Engineering

Work on project #1

Math

Applications of derivative formulas, implicit functions

 

9 Oct

Engineering

Project #1 test

Physics

Newton's Second Law

10 Oct

English

In-class reflective writing

Math

Parametric equations

Math

The cycloid

Team time

11 Oct  

Team time

Physics

Applications of Newton's Second Law

12 Oct

English

Discuss reading, ethics, and values

Math

Limits, linear approximation

Physics

Newton's Third Law

Week #9
15 Oct

English

Workshop on codes and case histories in Engineering Ethics

Team time

Math

Test review

 
16 Oct  

Engineering

Project #1 video data capture

Physics

Newton's Second and Third Laws

17 Oct

English

Discuss reading

Math

Test #2

Engineering

Model #3

18 Oct  

Engineering

Model #3, continued

Physics

More on Newton's Second and Third Laws

19 Oct

English

Discuss assignment #3 and complete heuristic 2

Math

Applications of derivatives

Physics

Friction lab

Week #10
22 Oct

English

Workshop on heuristic 4

Engineering

Reteaming

Introduction to project #2

Math

Using derivatives

 
23 Oct  

Team time

Physics

Using Newton's Laws

24 Oct

English

Workshop on heuristics

Math

Optimization and modeling

Team time

25 Oct

Engineering

Work on project #2

Physics

Coordinating Newton's Laws and energy

26 Oct

English

Peer review of assignment #3

Math

More optimization and modeling

Physics

Newton's First Law

Week #11
29 Oct

English

Peer revision of assignment #3

Team time

Math

Test review

 

30 Oct  

Engineering

Work on project #2

Physics

Newton's First Law

31 Oct

English

Reviewing your own work

Math

Team Test

Engineering

Work on project #2

1 Nov  

Engineering

Work on project #2

Physics

Review

Physics

Forces and energy

2 Nov

English

In-class reflective writing

Math

Hyperbolic functions

Physics

Celebration of knowledge #2

 

Week #12
5 Nov

English

Discuss reading and assignment #4

Engineering

Work on project #2

Math

Velocity and distance

 

6 Nov  

Engineering

Work on project #2

Physics

Universal gravitation

7 Nov

English

Discuss reading and assignment #4

Math

Velocity, distance, sums

Team time

8 Nov  

Engineering

Work on project #2

Physics

Universal gravitation

Physics

Circular motion

9 Nov

English

Workshop on assignment #4: team roles, team scheduling

Math

The definite integral and the fundamental theorem of calculus

Physics

Circular motion

Week #13
12 Nov

Veterans' Day

13 Nov  

Engineering

Final work on project #2

Physics

Momentum

14 Nov

Engineering

The Bungee Drop @ Sun Angel Stadium

Team time

15 Nov  

Team time

Physics

More on momentum

16 Nov

English

Workshop on team paper

Math

Visualing and evaluating definite integrals

Physics

Momentum again

Week #14
19 Nov

English

Internal team review

Team time

Math

Differential equations

 

20 Nov  

Engineering

Introduction to final project

Physics

Review

21 Nov

English

Workshop

Math

Visualizing and evaluating differential equations

Engineering

Work on final project

22 Nov

Thanksgiving Break

23 Nov
Week #15
26 Nov

English

Workshop to assemble team paper

Team time

Math

Integration by substitution

 
27 Nov  

Engineering

Work on final project

Physics

Celebration of knowledge #3

28 Nov

English

Peer review of assignment #4

Math

Test review

Engineering

Work on final project

29 Nov  

Engineering

Work on final project

Physics

Systems of particles

30 Nov

English

In-class reflections

Math

Test #4

Physics

More on systems of particles

Week #16
3 Dec

English

Discuss final

Team time

Math

Review

 
4 Dec  

Engineering

Work on final project

Physics

Rotational dynamics

5 Dec

Reading day

6 Dec

Demonstration of final projects

 

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