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Thursday, March 23, 2017

What is Knowledge Society


1.      A new society formed as a result of the contemporary societal change pushed by technological innovation and institutional transformation, which is not only about technological innovations, but also about human beings, their personal growth and their individual creativity, experience and participation in the generation of knowledge. The primary role of cities in a knowledge society is to ensure that their knowledge sources are passed on and advanced by each generation. Learn more in: Knowledge-Based Urban Development
2.    A wider concept of information society; entails commitment of persons as knowers. Learn more in: The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Competence of the Young
3.    In an evolutionary view, it can be seen as the successor of a previous phase, the “information society” (IS), which in turn followed the “industrial society”. IS was so called because of the huge flow of information that was triggered by the advent of computers, data processing systems and communications. In the knowledge societyknowledge, and not mere information, is the most valuable asset. It is what is in the head of people (tacit knowledge) and what can materialize tangibly in the physical world, as print, or human exchanges (explicit knowledge). It is what drives the economy in the new millennium. Learn more in: Ambient Intelligence
4.    An association of people that have similar interests, be they social, economic, political, cultural and so on and by making effective use of their collective knowledge in their areas of interest thereby contributing to further knowledge that will lead to national progress and global development. Learn more in: Computer Communication and ICT Attitude and Anxiety Among Higher Education Students
5.     society where main of the prosperity and well-being of its people came from the creation, sharing and use of knowledgeLearn more in: Use of E-Collaboration Technologies Among Students of Management
6.    Developed society based on the access to knowledgeLearn more in: Strategic Crowdsourcing as an Emerging Form of Global Entrepreneurship
7.     Knowledge Society is understood as the ability that people have in the face of information, to develop a reflective competence, relating its multiple aspects, according to a particular time and space, with the ability to establish connections with other knowledge and use it in their everyday lives ( Pelizzari et al., 2002 ). Learn more in: Information, Knowledge, and Learning Society
8.    Advanced societies reaching a stage of development predominantly based on production and utilization of knowledgeLearn more in: Modeling Knowledge Society
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Open Educational Resources about Engineering

Introductory Statistics / Collaborative Statistics

Language:
English
Author:
Barbara Illowsky & Susan Dean
Institution:
DeAnza College
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Business / General
  • Education / Educational Leadership / Research Methodology / Assessment and Evaluation
  • Education / TeacherEd / Teaching Methods / Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Statistics / Statistics and Probability / Statistics
  • Social Sciences / Sociology / General
  • Social Sciences / Statistics
Introductory Statistics is the next generation of Collaborative Statistics and was written by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean, faculty members at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. The textbook was developed over several years and has been used in regular and honors-level classroom settings
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Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time

Language:
English
Author:
Lisa Duke Cornell, Michael R. Solomon, Amit Nizan
Institution:
University of Florida, Saint Joseph's University, Advertising Age
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Business / Marketing / Advertising
״This book is the first of its kind to teach advertising concepts by reverse engineering a real advertising campaign from beginning to end. In April 2007, SS+K, an innovative New York City communications agency, launched the first ever branding campaign for msnbc.com with the tag "A Fuller
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ESD.141 Technology Policy Negotiations

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Business / Management
This course features a core framework for an interest-based, problem-solving approach to technology, logistics and other systems-oriented negotiations. A comprehensive approach to dispute resolution in organizations and complex engineered systems is also developed. The course builds key interactive .. show the rest of description.

1.76 Aquatic Chemistry

Language:
English
Author:
Dr. Jeff Seewald Dr. Jim Moffett Dr. Meg Tivey
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Biology
  • Science and Technology / Chemistry
  • Science and Technology / Engineering
This course details the quantitative treatment of chemical processes in aquatic systems such as lakes, oceans, rivers, estuaries, groundwaters, and wastewaters. It includes a brief review of chemical thermodynamics that is followed by discussion of acid-base, precipitation-dissolution, .. show the rest of description.

Fundamentals of compressible Flow Mechanics

Language:
English
Author:
Genick Bar-Meir
Institution:
Potto Project
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
This book, Fundamentals of Compressible Flow, describes the fundamentals of compressible flow phenomena for engineers and others. This book is designed to replace the book(s) or instructor's notes for the compressible flow in (mostly) undergraduate classes for engineering/science students. The .. show the rest of description.

Introduction to Computer Science: Programming Methodology

Language:
English
Author:
Stanford Engineering Everywhere
Institution:
School of Engineering, Stanford University
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Education / General
  • Science and Technology
  • Science and Technology / Computer Science / Computer Software
  • Science and Technology / Computer Science / Programming
  • Science and Technology / Computer Science / Programming Languages
  • Science and Technology / Computer Science / User Interfaces
Programming Methodology is one of ten free courses being offered to the public through Stanford Engineering Everywhere. The course belongs to the Introduction to Computer Science series and is taught by Mehran Sahami, Associate Professor of Stanford University's Computer Science Department.
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Whitman Calculus

Language:
English
Author:
David Guichard
Institution:
Whitman College
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Mathematics and Statistics / Mathematics / Calculus / Differential, One Variable
According to Student PIRGS, this is "am introductory level single variable calculus book, covering standard topics in differential and integral calculus, and infinite series.״  The book also includes multivariable calculus, though there is a single variable version.
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Engineering Statics

Language:
English
Author:
Open Learning Initiative
Institution:
Carnegie Mellon
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
This online course comes from the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) by Carnegie Mellon. "The course includes self-guiding materials and activities, and is ideal for independent learners, or instructors trying out this course package.״
״Statics is a sophomore level engineering course, offered in all
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Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I

Language:
English
Author:
Don Johnson
Institution:
Don Johnson
MERLOT
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  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Electrical Engineering
The course focuses on the creation, manipulation, transmission, and reception of information by electronic means. Elementary signal theory; time- and frequency-domain analysis; Sampling Theorem. Digital information theory; digital transmission of analog signals; error-correcting codes. .. show the rest of description.

Introductory Statistics (formerly Collaborative Statistics)

Language:
English
Author:
Susan Dean, Barbara Illowsky
Institution:
De Anza College
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Mathematics and Statistics
'Introductory Statistics follows the scope and sequence of a one-semester, introduction to statistics course and is geared toward students majoring in fields other than math or engineering. This text assumes students have been exposed to intermediate algebra, and it focuses on the applications of
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1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Dennis McLaughlin
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Environmental Engineering
This course provides a review of physical, chemical, ecological, and economic principles used to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment. Mass balance concepts are applied to ecology, chemical kinetics, hydrology, and transportation; energy balance concepts are applied to .. show the rest of description.

1.040 / 1.401J / ESD.018J Project Management

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Fred Moavenzadeh
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Business / Management
1.040 Project Management focuses on the management and implementation of construction projects, primarily infrastructure projects. A project refers to a temporary piece of work undertaken to create a unique product or service. Whereas operations are continuous and repeating, projects are finite and .. show the rest of description.

1.050 Engineering Mechanics I

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Franz-Josef Ulm Prof. Markus Buehler
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
This subject provides an introduction to the mechanics of materials and structures. You will be introduced to and become familiar with all relevant physical properties and fundamental laws governing the behavior of materials and structures and you will learn how to solve a variety of problems of .. show the rest of description.

1.105 Solid Mechanics Laboratory

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Louis Bucciarelli
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
This course introduces students to basic properties of structural materials and behavior of simple structural elements and systems through a series of experiments. Students learn experimental technique, data collection, reduction and analysis, and presentation of results. Students generally take .. show the rest of description.

1.133 Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering Practice

Language:
English
Author:
Dr. Eric Adams
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering
This course is a core requirement for the Masters in Engineering program, designed to teach students about the roles of today's professional engineer and expose them to team-building skills through lectures, team workshops, and seminars. Topics include: written and oral communication, job placement .. show the rest of description.

1.361 / 1.032 / 1.366 Advanced Soil Mechanics

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Charles Ladd Dr. Lucy C. Jen
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
This class presents the application of principles of soil mechanics. It considers the following topics: the origin and nature of soils; soil classification; the effective stress principle; hydraulic conductivity and seepage; stress-strain-strength behavior of cohesionless and cohesive soils and .. show the rest of description.

1.72 Groundwater Hydrology

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Charles Harvey
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Geological Engineering
This course covers fundamentals of subsurface flow and transport, emphasizing the role of groundwater in the hydrologic cycle, the relation of groundwater flow to geologic structure, and the management of contaminated groundwater. The class includes laboratory and computer demonstrations. .. show the rest of description.

1.77 Water Quality Control

Language:
English
Author:
Dr. Eric Adams
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Environmental Engineering
The course material emphasizes mathematical models for predicting distribution and fate of effluents discharged into lakes, reservoirs, rivers, estuaries, and oceans. It also focuses on formulation and structure of models as well as analytical and simple numerical solution techniques. Also .. show the rest of description.

1.963 Environmental Engineering Applications of Geographic Information Systems

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Daniel Sheehan
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Electrical Engineering
This graduate seminar is taught in a lecture and lab exercise format. The subject matter is tailored to introduce Environmental Engineering students to the use and potential of Geographic Information Systems in their discipline. Lectures will cover the general concepts of GIS use and .. show the rest of description.

1.964 Design for Sustainability

Language:
English
Author:
Dr. Eric Adams Prof. Jerome Connor Prof. John Ochsendorf Rossella Nicolin(Teaching Assistant)
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Environmental Engineering
The course considers the growing popularity of sustainability and its implications for the practice of engineering, particularly for the built environment. Two particular methodologies are featured: life cycle assessment (LCA) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The .. show the rest of description.

10.34 Numerical Methods Applied to Chemical Engineering

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. William Green, Jr
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Chemical Engineering
Numerical methods for solving problems arising in heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, chemical reaction engineering, and molecular simulation. Topics: numerical linear algebra, solution of nonlinear algebraic equations and ordinary differential equations, solution of partial differential .. show the rest of description.

10.37 Chemical and Biological Reaction Engineering

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. K. Dane Wittrup Prof. William Green, Jr
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Chemical Engineering
This course applies the concepts of reaction rate, stoichiometry and equilibrium to the analysis of chemical and biological reacting systems, derivation of rate expressions from reaction mechanisms and equilibrium or steady state assumptions, design of chemical and biochemical reactors via .. show the rest of description.

10.490 Integrated Chemical Engineering I

Language:
English
Author:
Dr. Barry S. Johnston
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Chemical Engineering
This course uses reaction kinetics, batch reactor analysis, batch distillation, batch operations scheduling, safety analysis, and the ABACUSS process simulator to introduce process design and analysis techniques. Acknowledgements The materials for the Fall 2006 offering of this course were drawn .. show the rest of description.

10.491 Integrated Chemical Engineering II

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Gregory McRae
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Chemical Engineering
This course introduces students to methods and background needed for the conceptual design of continuously operating chemical plants. Particular attention is paid to the use of process modeling tools such as Aspen that are used in industry and to problems of current interest. Each student team is .. show the rest of description.

10.492-1 Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics I: Process Control by Design

Language:
English
Author:
Dr. Barry S. Johnston
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Chemical Engineering
In the ICE-Topics courses, various chemical engineering problems are presented and analyzed in an industrial context. Emphasis is on the integration of fundamentals with material property estimation, process control, product development, and computer simulation. Integration of societal issues, such .. show the rest of description.

10.520 / 10.420 Molecular Aspects of Chemical Engineering

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Paula Hammond
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Chemical Engineering
This class covers molecular-level engineering and analysis of chemical processes. The use of chemical bonding, reactivity, and other key concepts in the design and tailoring of organic systems are discussed in this class. Specific class topics include application and development of .. show the rest of description.

12.010 Computational Methods of Scientific Programming (MIT)

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Thomas Herring, Dr. Chris Hill
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Computer Science / Programming
  • Science and Technology / Computer Science / Programming Languages
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Industrial and Systems
This course introduces programming languages and techniques used by physical scientists: FORTRAN, C, C++, MATLAB®, and Mathematica. Emphasis is placed on program design, algorithm development and verification, and comparative advantages and disadvantages of different languages. .. show the rest of description.

15.760B Introduction to Operations Management | Sloan School of Management

Language:
English
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Business / Management
This half-term course introduces students to problems and analysis related to the design, planning, control, and improvement of manufacturing and service operations. Class sessions involve explaining concepts, working examples, and discussing cases. A wide range of topics are covered, including: .. show the rest of description.

15.783J Product Design and Development | Sloan School of Management

Language:
English
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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  • Business / Management
Product Design and Development is a project-based course that covers modern tools and methods for product design and development. The cornerstone is a project in which teams of management, engineering, and industrial design students conceive, design and prototype a physical product. Class sessions .. show the rest of description.

16.050 Thermal Energy

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Zoltan Spakovszky
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
This course is taught in four main parts. The first is a review of fundamental thermodynamic concepts (e.g. energy exchange in propulsion and power processes), and is followed by the second law (e.g. reversibility and irreversibility, lost work). Next are applications of thermodynamics to .. show the rest of description.

16.100 Aerodynamics

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. David Darmofal
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
This course extends fluid mechanic concepts from Unified Engineering to the aerodynamic performance of wings and bodies in sub/supersonic regimes. 16.100 generally has four components: subsonic potential flows, including source/vortex panel methods; viscous flows, including laminar and turbulent .. show the rest of description.

16.355J / ESD.355J Software Engineering Concepts

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Nancy Leveson
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Computer Engineering
  • Science and Technology / Information Technology / Software Engineering
This is a reading and discussion subject on issues in the engineering of software systems and software development project design. It includes the present state of software engineering, what has been tried in the past, what worked, what did not, and why. Topics may differ in each offering, but will .. show the rest of description.

16.50 Introduction to Propulsion Systems (MIT)

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Manuel Martinez-Sanchez
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
This course presents aerospace propulsive devices as systems, with functional requirements and engineering and environmental limitations along with requirements and limitations that constrain design choices. Both air-breathing and rocket engines are covered, at a level which enables rational .. show the rest of description.

16.660J Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Methods (MIT)

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Earll Murman, Dr. Hugh McManus, Prof. Annalisa Weigel, Dr. Bo Madsen
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Business / Management / Org Behavior and Development
  • Business / Management / Production and Oper Mgnt
  • Business / Professional Coaching / Executive or Corporate
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Industrial and Systems
  • Science and Technology / Health Sciences / Healthcare Administration
This course covers the fundamental principles, practices and tools of Lean Six Sigma methods that underlay modern organizational productivity approaches applied in aerospace, automotive, health care, and other sectors. It includes lectures, active learning exercises, a plant tour, talks by industry .. show the rest of description.

16.682 Technology in Transportation (MIT)

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Sanjay Sarma
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
This course provides an introduction to the transportation industry's major technical challenges and considerations. For upper level undergraduates interested in learning about the transportation field in a broad but quantitative manner. Topics include road vehicle engineering, internal combustion .. show the rest of description.

16.885J / ESD.35J Aircraft Systems Engineering

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Jeffrey Hoffman
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
16.885J offers a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams .. show the rest of description.

2.003 Modeling Dynamics and Control I

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. David Trumper Prof. Steven Dubowsky
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering
This course is the first of a two term sequence in modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems. The various topics covered are as follows: mechanical translation, uniaxial rotation, electrical circuits and their coupling via levers, gears and electro-mechanical devices, analytical and .. show the rest of description.

2.003J / 1.053J Dynamics and Control I

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Nicholas Hadjiconstantinou Prof. Peter So Prof. Sanjay Sarma Prof. Thomas Peacock
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
Introduction to the dynamics and vibrations of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems. Kinematics. Force-momentum formulation for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion. Work-energy concepts. Virtual displacements and virtual work. Lagrange's equations for systems of .. show the rest of description.

2.003J / 1.053J Dynamics and Control I

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Nicholas Makris Prof. Peter So Prof. Sanjay Sarma Dr. Yahya Modarres-Sadeghi
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
This class is an introduction to the dynamics and vibrations of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems. Topics include kinematics; force-momentum formulation for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion; work-energy concepts; virtual displacements and virtual work; Lagrange's .. show the rest of description.

2.008 Design and Manufacturing II

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. David Dow Prof. Emanuel Sachs Prof. Jung-Hoon Chun Prof. Patrick McAtamney Prof. Sanjay Sarma
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
Integration of design, engineering, and management disciplines and practices for analysis and design of manufacturing enterprises. Emphasis is on the physics and stochastic nature of manufacturing processes and systems, and their effects on quality, rate, cost, and flexibility. Topics include .. show the rest of description.