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Applications in Engineering Mechanics

 with  Wayne Whiteman and
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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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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Upcoming
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 5-7 hours a week
Calendar 5 weeks long
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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 v Read More
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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Dadhe Bapurao Paraji partially 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
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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 completed this course.
This course helped clarify the topics more. I love how we worked problems with Professor Whiteman and we had pauses in between to think about the answer before it was revealed.
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Muhammad Jawad Ashiq completed this course.
I really enjoyed this course and I recommend it to everyone who want to learn something related to mechanics. This course is specially designed for Mechanical Engineers.
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Walter Rawle 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 text Read More
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.

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Freddy Guez 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 u Read More
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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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 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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4 days ago
Jack Noble 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 partially 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 Demba 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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Waiswa James 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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Oyekunle Olaoye 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 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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Anonymous completed this course.
Mechanics:Application of the science to fill the human needs. With the knowledge I acquired I started looking the things around me with different perspective. THANKS TO Dr. Wayne Whiteman

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Ana Nunez is taking this course right now.
I highly recommend this course because concepts are well explained by Dr. Whiteman, making easier to apply them to real world problems in Engineering Mechanics.
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Amit Sain completed this course.
these lectures cover all the basic knowledge required for a design engineer to solve design related problems(which involves mechanics calculation in design).
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Bab Mohaloud Ahmed partially completed this course.
Straightforward and easy to understand. Helps a lot in reviewing and mastering some concepts. Thanks for your help Dr Wayne Whiteman

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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
As I have not being much part of this course till now but some concepts which I have done were dealt with Dr Whiteman.

He's really good at his work.
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This course really helped me brush up my concepts and Dr Whiteman helps you understand difficult things easily.I was honoured to be part of this course

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Ulan Nusupbekov completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
It is very helpful to engineering first-year student to understand concepts of engineering mechanics this course is easy but conceptual and interesting
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Parth Patel partially completed this course.
This course is amazing about mechanics and you can actually learn something great which is useful in your future in engineering.
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excellent course for those who want to learn about engineering mechanics. The Professor teaches really well right from the basics.
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I highly recommend this course. Good examples to teach the ideas, lessons are clear and well presented. Builds on earlier courses.
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