Pablo Seleson, Ph.D.
     Research Scientist
     Computer Science and Mathematics Division

  Home
  Research
  Publications
  Curriculum Vitae
  Presentations
  Courses
  Links



  Courses

   Dynamics (Spring 2012)

Instructor
EM 311M
Dynamics
Time: MWF 1:00-2:00 pm
Place: PAI 3.02
   Contact Information:

Phone: (512) 232-7777
E-mail: seleson@ices.utexas.edu

   Class Information:

Syllabus: EM311M_S12.pdf

Office Hours:
Monday       10:30 - 11:30 am ACES 6.328
Wednesday    2:30 -  3:30 pm ACES 6.328

Examinations:
Exam 1:      February 15
Exam 2:      March 7
Exam 3:      April 19
Final exam: May 11 9:00-12:00 noon

Grading:
Exam 1:      15%
Exam 2:      20%
Exam 3:      25%
Final exam: 35%
Attendance:  5%

Homework:
Assignment   1: Problems 13.6, 13.15, and 13.28 - due Monday, January 30
Assignment   2: Problems 13.61, 13.81, 13.90, and 13.100 - due Monday, February 6
Assignment   3: Problems 13.116, 13.131, 13.142, 13.158,
                                       14.22, 14.36, 14.56, and 14.93 - due Monday, February 13
Assignment   4: Problems 15.13, 15.14, 15.20, and 15.26 - due Monday, February 20
Assignment   5: Problems 15.63, 15.71, 15.88, 15.92, and 15.100 - due Monday, February 27
Assignment   6: Problems 15.114, 16.11, 16.30, 16.45, and 16.49 - due Monday, March 5
Assignment   7: Problems 16.61, 16.80, 16.92, 16.93, 17.4, and 17.7 - due Monday, March 19
Assignment   8: Problems 17.16, 17.29, 17.34, 17.37, 17.59, and 17.62 - due Monday, March 26
Assignment   9: Problems 17.72, 17.73, 17.75, 17.86, 17.89,
                                       17.92, 17.100, and 17.104 - due Monday, April 2
Assignment 10: Problems 17.122, 17.123, 17.128, 17.130, 17.132, 17.133,
                                       17.140, 17.145, 17.146, and 17.150 - due Monday, April 9
Assignment 11: Problems 18.6, 18.13, 18.16, 18.19, 18.39, 18.46,
                                       18.52, 18.58, 18.83, 18.84, and 18.94 - due Monday, April 16
Assignment 12: Problems 19.12, 19.24, 19.39, 19.59, 19.60,
                                       19.71, 19.72, 19.85, 19.86, and 19.94 - due Wednesday, April 18
Assignment 13: Problems 20.8, 20.9, 20.10, 20.18, 20.19,
                                       20.27, 20.33, and 20.40 - due Monday, April 30
Chapter 21 - Practice problems :
                                       Section 21.1: 21.4, 21.8, 21.9, 21.12
                                       Section 21.2: 21.36, 21.37, 21.44, 21.47, and 21.50

Exersice Session:
Notes for Exersice Session Wed. Feb. 15: Exercise-Session-Wed-15.pdf
Notes for Exersice Session Fri. Feb. 17: Exercise-Session-Friday-17.pdf

Makeup Lecture:
Notes for makeup lecture Mon. Apr. 2: Makeup-lecture.pdf

Lecture April 16:
Derivation of Coefficient of Restitution for Rigid Bodies: Coeff-restitution-rigid-body.pdf

Lecture April 27:
Euler Angles: Euler-Angles.pdf

Exam 1:
Review Session 1 Notes: Review-1.pdf
Exam 1 solutions: EM311M_Exam_1_solutions.pdf

Exam 2:
Review Session 2 Notes: Review-2.pdf
Exam 2 solutions: EM311M_Exam_2_solutions.pdf

Exam 3:
Review Session 3 Notes: Review-3.pdf
Solution 19.11: EX-19-11.pdf
Solution 19.21: EX-19-21.pdf
Solution 19.38: EX-19-38.pdf
Solution 19.58: EX-19-58.pdf
Solution 19.70: EX-19-70.pdf
Solution 19.81: EX-19-81.pdf
Solution 19.83: EX-19-83.pdf
Solution 19.93: EX-19-93.pdf
Exam 3 solutions: EM311M_Exam_3_solutions.pdf

Chapter 20:
Solution 20.114: EX-20-114.pdf

Chapter 21:
Solution 21.15: EX-21-15.pdf
Solution 21.46: EX-21-46.pdf
Critical Damping Notes: Critical-damping.pdf

Final Exam:
Practice Test: EM311M_Practice_Final_Exam.pdf

Quizes:
Quiz 5: February 27-28 - Chapter 15 - Energy Methods:
                                                           Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy
                                                           (Assignment 5 is related)
Quiz 6: March   5-6 - Chapters 15/16 - Energy and Momentum Methods:
                                                           Conservation of Energy, Potential Energy, and Conservative Forces
                                                           Conservation of Linear Momentum and Impacts
                                                           (Assignment 6 is related)
Quiz 7: March   19-20 - Chapters 16/17:
                                                           Angular Momentum (Section 16.3)
                                                           Rigid Body Motion (Sections 17.1 and 17.2)
                                                           (Assignment 7 is related)
Quiz 8: March   26-27 - Chapter 17: 17.1-17.3
                                                           Rigid Body Motion and Relative Velocities
                                                           (Assignment 8 is related)
Quiz 9: April   2-3 - Chapter 17: 17.4 and 17.5
                                                           Instantaneous Centers and Accelerations
                                                           Need to know: Equations (17.8) - (17.10)
                                                           (Assignment 9 is related)
Quiz 10: April   9-10 - Chapter 17: 17.6 and 17.7
                                                           Sliding Contacts and Moving Reference Frames
                                                           Need to know: Derivation of Equations (17.16) - (17.17)
                                                           (Assignment 10 is related)
Quiz 11:                    - Chapter 19: Online Quiz at www.masteringengineering.com
Quiz 12: April   23-24 - Chapters 18 and 19
                                                           Planar Equations of Motion for Rigid Bodies
                                                           Work and Energy - Conservation of Energy
                                                           Impulse and Momentum - Conservation of Momentum
                                                           Impacts
                                                           Need to know: Kinematics
                                                           (Assignments 11 and 12 are related)
Quiz 13: April 30- May 1 - Chapter 20 : Three-Dimensional Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
                                                           Kinematics (Section 20.1)
                                                           Euler's Equations (Section 20.2)
                                                           (Assignment 13 is related)

TA Sessions:
March 26-27: Chapters 17.4 and 17.5: Instantaneous Centers and Accelerations
                                                           - Problems 17.71, 17.98, and 17.103
April 2-3       : Chapters 17.6 and 17.7: Sliding Contacts and moving Reference Frames
                                                           - Problems 17.129, 17.131, 17.144, and 17.149
                                                           - Chapter 17.7: Moving Reference Frames
April 9-10      : Chapter 18: Planar Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
                                                           - Problems 18.17, 18.24, 18.47, and 18.87
April 16-17    : Chapter 19: Energy and Momentum in Rigid-Body Dynamics
                                                           - Problems 19.13, 19.14, 19.23, 19.25
                                                                            19.57, 19.83, 19.88, and 19.117
April 23-24    : Chapter 20.1: Three-Dimensional Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
                                                           - Problems 20.14, 20.15, 20.21, and 20.22
April 30-May 1: Chapters 20.1-20.3: Three-Dimensional Kinematics and Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
                                                           - Problems 20.16, 20.17, 20.34, and 20.63

MasteringEngineering Registration Guide: ME_Registration_Spring2012.pdf

   Finite Element Methods (Spring 2011)

Lecturer and Teaching Assistant
ASE 384P / EM 394F / CAM 394F
Finite Element Methods
Main Instructor: Dr. Serge Prudhomme
Time: MWF 1:00-2:00 pm
Place: WRW 113
   Contact Information:

Phone: (512) 232-7777
E-mail: seleson@ices.utexas.edu

   Class Information:

Syllabus: EM394F_Syllabus_2011.pdf

Grading:
Homework assignments: 20%
Two exams:                    20% each
Two projects:                  20% each
   MatLab codes:

Gauss quadrature points (for triangles)       : triquad.m
Gauss quadrature points (for quadrilaterals): lgwt.m
License                                                    : license.txt

   Intro. to Mathematical Modeling in Science and Engineering (Fall 2010)

Teaching Assistant
CAM 389C / EM 397
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Science and Engineering
Instructor: Dr. J. Tinsley Oden
T-TH: 12:30 - 2:00 pm
ETC Building, Room 4.150
   Contact Information:

Phone: (512) 232-7777
E-mail: seleson@ices.utexas.edu

   Class Information:

Syllabus: CAM389C-EM397-Syllabus.pdf

Grading:
20% Homework
20% Exam 1 (Part I)
20% Exam 2 (Part II)
40% Final Exam

Exams:
Exam I: Tue, Oct. 5, 12:30 - 2pm
Exam II: Wed., Dec. 1, 5:00-7:00 PM
Final Exam I-II: Mon., Dec. 13, 9:00-12:00 noon

Homework:
PART I: see Kris van der Zee's course webpage

PART II: