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Basic Engineering Courses for Review

06/16/2017 2:37 PM

Hi All: I hope this is not considered advertisement. I wanted to make folks aware of some free basic engineering course material I have online.

The courses are on www.coursera.org and hopefully you will find them useful.

I have several courses available in Statics, Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials. Here are the links:

Statics-Part 1: https://www.coursera.org/learn/engineering-mechanics-statics

Statics-Part 2: https://www.coursera.org/learn/engineering-mechanics-statics-2

Dynamics-Part 1 (2D): https://www.coursera.org/learn/dynamics

Dynamics - Part 2 (3D): https://www.coursera.org/learn/motion-and-kinetics

Mechanics of Materials I: https://www.coursera.org/learn/mechanics-1

Mechanics of Material II: Think walled Pressure Vessels and Torsion: https://www.coursera.org/learn/mechanics2

Mechanics of Materials III: Beam Bending: https://www.coursera.org/learn/beam-bending

Mechanics of Material IV: Deflections, Buckling, Combined Loading, and Failure Theories: https://www.coursera.org/learn/materials-structures

Some notes: - Yes, these courses are free. You can pay $49 for a certificate if you want, but it is in no way obligatory.

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Re: Basic Engineering Courses for Review

06/16/2017 3:16 PM

Interesting screen name. I would have gone with cottonmouth, but that's just me!

I'll check it out.

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06/19/2017 10:53 AM

Most have the shadowed dark maw, maybe he lives in a universe that is a color negative, hopefully not black and white negative.

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06/19/2017 1:19 PM

So actually my username goes back to the old days of MS-DOS when you could only name files with 8 characters. My last name is whiteman, which is 8 characters. So I chopped off the last letter and put the first letter of my first name. :)

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06/19/2017 1:43 PM

I saw your name when I went to the site and put 2 and 2 together for the reason for your screen name. I got side-tracked and haven't returned, but will check it out some time this week.

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06/19/2017 4:09 PM

"Mechanics of Material II: Think walled Pressure Vessels and Torsion: https://www.coursera.org/learn/mechanics2"

Yes. I am thinking walled pressure vessels and torsion, as opposed to thinking non-walled vessels with no torsion.

How does one get torsion on a pressure vessel - uneven thermal expansion of connected heat recovery tubes? Bad mounting?

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06/19/2017 10:07 PM

If it ''walks'' like a free course, and it ''talks' like a free course, then it probably is a free course (...until the fine print kicks in, that is...).

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06/20/2017 8:42 AM

At least give it a try. It's exactly the same material that I teach in the classroom at Georgia Tech. And, yes, it is completely free. Buying a certificate is completely optional.

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06/20/2017 10:09 AM

How much does the certificate cost?

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06/20/2017 10:47 AM

$49

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