ME316 - Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines
Time Commitment Required
2-2.5 hours per week (apart from classes)
Grading Policy and Statistics
Relative grading. Policy not explicitly revealed. Grading statistics are decent but no. of AAs are a bit on the lower side.
No mandatory attendance. In-class graded tutorials once a fortnight.
Flair in JEE mechanics
Grading Policy: 10% graded tutorials (once in 14 days): Best of (n-2) or (n-1)
20% quizzes (once in 14 days): Best of (n-2) or (n-1)
40% Endsem (Full syllabus)
Topics Covered in the Course
Particle Kinematics, Energetics, Mechanisms: types, analysis, kinematics & rigid body dynamics, Cam Follower, Gears, Geometric and analytical methods of solving kinematic/dynamic mechanics problems, Vibration analysis (one of more degrees of freedom), vibrations in a string
Live lectures, teaching completely based on the slides. Slides are quite exhaustive. Teaching might seem somewhat monotonous (just explaining or sometimes reading out slides because the content is pretty much completely covered in them).
Frequency of graded tutorials is just right. Difficult to wrap up in the time limit though (lengthy).
Feedback on Exams
Quizzes are of moderate difficulty but time-taking (lengthy)
Midsem and endsem are on the easier side
Being regular is the key to sail smoothly and get a very good grade in the course
ME 316 Review By: Prasann Jaiswal