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# College of Engineering and Applied Science

## ME Class References

This site contains general reference materials applicable to several mechanical engineering classes. These documents are intended as general guidelines, and individual instructor's requirements may differ for various classes.

NSPE Code of Ethics

NSPE Code of Ethics

1. Preamble
2. Fundamental Canons
3. Rules of Practice
4. Professional Obligations

COMMEND Software

COMMEND Software

Curve Fitting

Least Squares Curve Fitting

Notes from Physics 1210

1. How to Perform a Linear Regression
2. How to Perform Nonlinear Trendline
3. How to Perform Nonlinear Optimizing Solver

Examples:
Curve Fitting

Dimensional Analysis

Dimensional Analysis

Notes from Physics 1210

1. Preface
2. Dimensional Analysis
3. References

Documenting Sources

Reference Styles

Author-Date Format

Experimental Errors

Experimental Errors

1. Preface
2. Accuracy and Precision
3. Random Errors
4. Lower Limit on Measurement Errors
5. Significant Figures
6. Statistical Rejection of Outliers from a Sample
7. Systematic Errors
8. References
9. Appendix I: Tabulation of two-tailed Gaussian probabilities
10. Appendix II: Tabulated values of the t distribution

Examples:
USHA Handball Specifications

Laboratory Report Formats

Background Information

Experimental Proposals (Pre-Labs)

1. Background
2. Preparation and Planning
3. Performance and Recording of the Experiment

Lab Report Formats

Graphic Aids

1. Tables
2. Plots
3. Sketches
1. Background
2. Letter of Transmittal
3. Memo Lab Reports
4. Elements List

Examples:
Memo Lab Report

Pre-Lab Report

1. Background
2. Letter of Transmittal
3. Formal or Long Lab Reports
4. Elements List
5. Sample Abstracts

Examples:
Long Lab Report

Machine Shop Information

Facilities and Practices

1. Objective
2. Measuring Tools
3. Operations
1. Cold Rolled Steel
2. Hot Rolled Steel and Structural Shapes
3. Aluminum
4. Miscellaneous
5. Supplier
6. Material Acquisition

Propagation of Errors

Propagation of Errors

1. Preface
2. Using Differential Calculus to Determine the Propagation of Errors
3. Analytic Example
4. Symbolic Logic Programs
5. Numerical Approximation
7. Relative Uncertainties
8. References
9. Example Propagation of Error Analysis

Examples:
Cylinder

Partial Differentiation

Partial Differentiation

Notes from Physics 1210

1. Partial Differentiation
2. Taylor Series

Regression

Regression

Notes from Physics 1210

1. How to Perform a Linear Regression
2. How to Perform Nonlinear Trendline
3. How to Perform Nonlinear Optimizing Solver

Numerical Solution for Differential Equations (Numerical Integration)

Methodology

1. Methodology
2. Appendix A: First order differential equation
3. Appendix B: Spinning sphere trajectory analysis

Project Management Tools

Example:
CPM Project Management

Oral Presentations

Tips for an Effective Presentation

1. Important Presentation Characteristics
2. Key Elements of Visuals
3. Presentation Mechanics
4. On-line Resources