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Applications in Engineering Mechanics

Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Mechanical Engineering
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 5-7 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 5 weeks long

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This course applies principles learned in my course “Introduction to Engineering Mechanics” to analyze real world engineering structures. You will need to have mastered the engineering fundamentals from that class in order to be successful in this course offering. This course addresses the modeling and analysis of static equilibrium problems with an emphasis on real world engineering systems and problem solving.

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Recommended Background:

You will need to have successfully completed my earlier course “Introduction to Engineering Mechanics” in order to be successful in this course.

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The copyright of all content and materials in this course are owned by either the Georgia Tech Research Corporation or Dr. Wayne Whiteman. By participating in the course or using the content or materials, whether in whole or in part, you agree that you may download and use any content and/or material in this course for your own personal, non-commercial use only in a manner consistent with a student of any academic course. Any other use of the content and materials, including use by other academic universities or entities, is prohibited without express written permission of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation. Interested parties may contact Dr. Wayne Whiteman directly for information regarding the procedure to obtain a non-exclusive license.

Syllabus

Applications of the Equations of Static Equilibrium to Interacting Bodies or Parts of a Structure; Systems Containing Multi-force Members; Frames and Machines
In this section, students will learn the applications of the equations of static equilibrium to interacting bodies or parts of a structure. Students will learn about systems containing multi-force members, frames, and machines.

Plane Trusses
In the section students will learn about Truss structures, specifically method of joints, method of sections, and zero force members.

Space Trusses; Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams
In this section students will learn about space trusses and will be introduced to shear force and bending moment diagrams.

Cable Support Systems
In this section, students will learn about cable support systems, specifically concentrated loads and suspension loads.

Coulomb Friction and Belt Friction
In this section students will learn about coulomb friction and belt friction.

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Anonymous
4.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Applications in Engineering Mechanics is an excellent course. The approach is clear, systematic, and always well founded on basic principles of mechanics.

To make this course even better, more emphasis on real world applications:

1) Week one: a) Include a brief digression about usual loads on structures and machines; b) A separate section on machines and mechanical advantage. Analyze more systematically simple machines as pulleys and cranes.

2) Week four: Include arch bridges’ mechanics, which makes a nice analog with suspension bridges.

3) Week five: Include more examples of real world application of fiction such as belt transmission and powered capstans.

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Dadhe P
5.0 3 years ago
by Dadhe completed this course and found the course difficulty to be easy.
it is very helpful to engineering first year student to understand concepts of engineering mechanics this course is easy but conceptual and ineresting
5 people found
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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I am a Mechanical Engineer and like most of them engineers, I had very weak concepts of basics of Mechanical Engineering. Then I came across this series of courses from Dr. Whiteman and believe me or not, I have learned more from him than my 4 years at an engineering university. He has this amazing quality of delivering the concepts in a very easy, understandable way. I really want to thank Dr. Whiteman for designing this amazing course and Coursera for providing us the platform to learn. They are really serving the humanity and mankind.

As for Dr. Whiteman. I would say Thank you, Sir!!!!

You have my respect for the lifetime.
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Walter R
5.0 2 years ago
by Walter completed this course.
All of Dr. Whiteman's MOOC courses are well organized, well presented, and valuable both as a refresher to the practicing engineer and to the new student learning the material for the first time. If I could make one suggestion, I found it useful to follow Dr. Whiteman's material with the Beers and Johnson statics textbook instead of the resource recommended with the course. Early versions of the Beers and Johnson text may be purchased at a reasonable price ($20 or less) on Ebay or as used on Amazon.

In summary, a great topic review
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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.


Excellent well-organized course with outstanding interesting videos and transcripts that explain the how-to-do-engineering analysis of static structures. There are many useful worked examples to prepare for the practice questions and the weekly quizzes. There's downloadable supplement material, including a statics book.

Dr. Wayne Whiteman speaks in a very clear steady American English voice. explains well, and presents a very positive and cheerful approach to the course and to engineering.

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Freddy G
5.0 2 years ago
by Freddy completed this course.
L'ensemble des MOOC de mécanique de ce professeur qui commence par les bases de statique jusqu'aux aspects de la 3D, en passant par la résistance des matériaux, est remarquable par sa clarté, par sa pédagogie et par sa progressivité. En outre, l'anglais ne pose aucun problème à un étudiant français, car on assiste à un vrai cours où le professeur écrit sur un tableau numérique au fur et à mesure de son discours les équations qu'il démontre, ce qui facilite leur compréhension.
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Monde M
5.0 9 months ago
Monde completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Great and highly practical course. Examples and worksheets derived from real Engineering problems and so are the quizzes. Dr Whiteman explains most of the concepts really well however lots of practice required to master some of the concepts. You may find it very useful to purchase a copy of the recommended text (from which most if not all examples and test questions are taken), Engineering Mechanics: Statics by W.W. King and D.J. McGill.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Dr. Whiteman did an impressive job with the class. I enrolled in this class in order to see how I could perform before I enrolled for a credit course. You can usually work on the material anytime you want. You don't have to wake up at a certain time of day and take a bus to class. I like the fabulous drawings and visuals he uses.

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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
really excellent seires of courses (I have completed mechanics I, II and III: practical, stimulating, well organised, with challenging homework. All this by an engaging rigorous teacher. I noticed other, more advanced courses offered by Pr Whitemann. I look forward to immerse myself back into mechanics under his guidance.

Many thanks to him and Georgia Tech .
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I always thought that this is a difficult subject, but Dr. Wayne's teaching skills made it so easier to understand by providing real examples and many visuals into his class. I can recommend this course to all who wants to enhance their learning opportunities about Engineering Mechanics. Thank you Dr. Wayne for your wonderful efforts !!
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Jack N
5.0 2 years ago
by Jack completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is an excellent course and covered some topics that were not covered in my own engineering education so although I signed up for the course as a review of my own knowledge I also acquired some new skills. As usual Dr. Whiteman and the team did a really excellent job of putting this course together and presenting the material.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Dr. Wayne did an excellent job with the course. I feel he is one of the best engineering teachers I have had. He put many hours into the creation of this course. I like the many visuals he put into his class. I can remember that he would always say to start with a free body diagram when solving a mechanics problem.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I found this course very helpful because all important topics of statics are explained very thoroughly. By solving assignments with the students, the professor shows how to tackle an engineering problem and gives you the chance of practicing with a lot of additional assignments.
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Brigitte D
5.0 2 years ago
by Brigitte completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Great course, Dr. Wayne Whiteman is an excellent lecturer, explains in great detail and gives several examples for practice. Perfect refresher or starter course for basic applications of engineering mechanics. Highly recommend it!
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Anonymous
4.0 9 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Really good lectures. Loved taking it. It was a good complement to my graduation, since I did not got it so well the first time. My only complaint is that the question on the forum are never (or it take to much time) answered.
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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Dr. Whiteman does a great job teaching this class and many other mechanical engineering classes also available as MOOCs. His teaching style makes the learning process enjoyable and his expertise provides effective lessons.
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Waiswa J
5.0 2 years ago
by Waiswa completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Very practical and focuses on real issues faced in the Engineers daily life. Also the Professor explains so well that the concepts becomes imaginative even to someone who may not have had a practical touch.
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Vladimir I
5.0 2 years ago
by Vladimir completed this course, spending 15 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
It's a very useful and serious course with a lot of practical exercises. And I guess the whole course series wouldn't be possible without Dr. Whiteman's enthusiasm. I'd like to thank him for great work!
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Oyekunle O
5.0 2 years ago
by Oyekunle completed this course.
I really enjoyed this course. It was quite useful for someone like me who graduated 7 years ago, moved to the project management side of engineering and needed a good refresher on engineering mechanics
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course. Dr. Whitman is an excellent instructor. The material was logically organized and the examples were clear. Learned new stuff and reviewed material I had not seen in 20 years.
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