CE 2450: Statics


Course: CE 2450
Title: Statics
Department: CE - Civil Engineering
Credits: 3
Description: Prereq.: grade of �C� or better in MATH 1550, 1552 and PHYS 2101. Vectorial treatment of resultants and equilibrium of force systems, centroids and centers of gravity, fluid statics, friction.


Semester Average W-Rate A B C D F Enrolled Avail Sections
Fall 2016 (shown) 494 86 4
Summer 2016 137 3 1
Spring 2016 525 69 4
Fall 2015 599 87 4
Summer 2015 100 30 1
Spring 2015 437 175 4
Fall 2014 560 4
Summer 2014 8 92 2
Spring 2014 312 138 3
Fall 2013 428 32 4
Summer 2013 54 46 2
Spring 2013 300 40 3
Fall 2012 365 49 3
Summer 2012 68 192 2
Spring 2012 289 51 3
Fall 2011 336 23 4
Summer 2011 141 59 2
Spring 2011 318 62 4
Fall 2010 300 3
Summer 2010 80 120 2
Spring 2010 306 9 3
Fall 2009 290 17 3
Summer 2009 2.223 14% 10% 22% 36% 5% 10% 106 34 2
Spring 2009 1.798 7% 9% 16% 37% 5% 24% 269 19 3
Fall 2008 245 21 3
Overall 1.915 10% 10% 18% 37% 5% 20% 379


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NOTE: Grade distribution information for this semester is not yet available. The Average and W-Rate shown are averages for the given instructor in CE 2450. Click an instructor's name for a full breakdown.

Section Course Days Start End Enrolled Avail Type Average W-Rate Distro Instructor Room/Building
1 CE 2450-1 MWF 9:30a 10:20a 140 0 EL KHOLY K 0102 ALLEN
2 CE 2450-2 MWF 10:30a 11:20a 140 0 EL KHOLY K 0102 ALLEN
3 CE 2450-3 TTh 1:30p 2:50p 150 0 EL KHOLY K 0010 LOCKETT
4 CE 2450-4 TTh 3:00p 4:20p 64 86 EL KHOLY K 0010 LOCKETT


Recommended/C Instructor
Recommended/A+ Course
C Communication Skills
C Personality
A+ Course Content
D Exams and Grading
D Time Required
C Grade You Earned
Review #1 / Course: CE 2450 / Instructor: JACOBS C
I took this class in Fall 2010 and made a C. It was probably the second hardest class I've ever taken (I found it slightly easier than Calculus 2 which was my toughest class yet, but many say it's harder than Calculus 2). The class started out with about 450 students, and by November there were only about 150 still enrolled in the class according to Moodle, which means that about 2/3rds of students had to drop the class and of the 1/3rd who remained in, I know from Moodle that a lot of them didn't pass. It seems that only about 1 in 4 people who take this course actually pass it. It's that difficult. This is one of the classes in engineering that is perhaps designed to weed out the people who can't make it in the field of engineering. Ms. Jacobs is also a really tough and demanding professor (but unfortunately I think she's the only one who teaches it). She responds to emails and is helpful with office hours, but her exams are just RIDICULOUS. You also will have homework due every single day (sometimes two per day). The only way you are going to pass this class is if you spend at least a couple hours studying every single day and devote several days prior to each exam studying for it (so hopefully the rest of your classes are easy and don't require as much devotion to them). Remember, your chances of passing this class are probably 1 in 4, but if you do exactly what I did (listed below), then you have a good chance at passing: go to class every single day, read every chapter in the book that you're assigned, do every homework, devote 3-4 entire days prior to each exam studying for that exam. when you don't understand something, go to office hours (there is no tutoring). The class isn't impossibly hard, but it is very hard. But it's supposed to be... as a civil engineer, lives will depend on you understanding your craft. That's why classes like this are so hard.
Posted: 1/10/2011 2:30:28 PM
Not Recommended/F Instructor
Not Recommended/C Course
D Communication Skills
F Personality
B Course Content
C Exams and Grading
F Time Required
D Grade You Earned
Review #2 / Course: CE 2450 / Instructor: JACOBS C
No review provided.
Posted: 11/5/2010 4:37:41 PM
Not Recommended/C Instructor
Not Recommended/D Course
C Communication Skills
B Personality
B Course Content
D Exams and Grading
F Time Required
C Grade You Earned
Review #3 / Course: CE 2450 / Instructor: JACOBS C
No matter what professor you take for Statics, it is going to be difficult. Jacobs had the reputation for being a bad instructor, but if you get her don't freak out. It is possible to have success in the class if you have Jacobs. In class, she tends not to jump around persay, but it seems as if she rambles on about stuff to make sure that she said everything she wanted to say about a certain topic... therefore it can be kind of hard to follow her lectures. But, if you do go to her office hours she will help you... which is always a good thing. By the way, STUDY for the MC... that is what slaughtered the majority of the classes exams grades.
Posted: 5/31/2010 9:57:51 PM
Not Recommended/F Instructor
Not Recommended/F Course
F Communication Skills
C Personality
D Course Content
F Exams and Grading
D Time Required
F Grade You Earned
Review #4 / Course: CE 2450 / Instructor: JACOBS C
Horrible professor. She cannot teach on a college level. Take ANYone else.
Posted: 12/17/2009 12:06:08 PM
Not Recommended/D Instructor
Recommended/B Course
B Communication Skills
D Personality
A+ Course Content
B Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #5 / Course: CE 2450 / Instructor: JACOBS C
Not too bad of a teacher but don't expect any curve from her. She does not really care if her students fail. You might get a B or a C even if you know you deserve an A. Statics is an easy class though.
Posted: 8/19/2008 9:16:57 PM

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