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Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

This course will introduce you to the field of mechanical engineering and the relationships between physics, mathematics, communications, and sciences which inform the study, design, and manufacture of mechanical products and systems. The course is divided into four units. In the first unit, you will learn how mechanical engineering is broadly defined, what mechanical engineers do, and what technical capabilities they have. We will also review some basic principles from mathematics and physic...

Topics: Design, General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, General Mathematics, Physics
Cost: Free

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This course will introduce you to the field of mechanical engineering and the relationships between physics, mathematics, communications, and sciences which inform the study, design, and manufacture of mechanical products and systems. The course is divided into four units. In the first unit, you will learn how mechanical engineering is broadly defined, what mechanical engineers do, and what technical capabilities they have. We will also review some basic principles from mathematics and physics that you will apply in any discipline of engineering. In the second unit, you will learn about the ethical considerations and technical communication skills necessary for engineering work. You will revisit these issues in more detail in several courses within the Mechanical Engineering curriculum. The third unit focuses on computational tools for engineering problems. In Unit 3 you will learn about a specific open source computational environment (Scilab) and the application of that environment to some commonly encountered engineering problems. Finally, in the fourth unit, you will apply some of the concepts you learned throughout the course to a small design project that employs mechanical engineering principles.

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  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: All Levels
  • Size: One-on-One
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: Saylor
  • Topics: Design, General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, General Mathematics, Physics

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About Saylor: The mission of the Saylor Foundation is to make education freely available to all. Guided by the belief that technology has the potential to circumvent barriers that prevent many individuals from participating in traditional schooling models, the Foundation is committed to developing and advancing inventive and effective ways of harnessing technology in order to drive the cost of education down to zero

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