Engineering & Technology

Open Courseware and Resources (general)

- Engineering: discipline of acquiring and applying scientific and technical knowledge to the design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes
- Technology: a broad concept that deals with a species' usage and knowledge of tools and crafts and how it affects a species' ability to control and adapt to its environment

Engineering and Technology (general)

'Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been.' - Albert Einstein

  About Engineering and Technology  
Brief introductions

  • Chemical Engineering - applies physical and life sciences with mathematics and economics to produce, transform, transport, and properly use chemicals, materials and energy.
  • Civil Engineering - design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings.
  • Electrical Engineering - study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. 'Heavy current' engineering (sometimes only called 'Electrical Engineering') involves high voltage transmission, power and electrical machines whereas 'light current' engineering or 'Electronic Engineering' focuses mainly on passive and active electrical components such as diodes, electron tubes, semiconductor devices and the design of electronic circuits, devices and systems.
  • Mechanical Engineering - applies the principles of engineering, physics and materials science to the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It involves the design, production, and operation of machinery and tools.

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Some of the terms used in Engineering - click on any one above to Google it.

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  • Engineers Dedicated to a Better Tomorrow - charitable non-profit organization dedicated to “making a difference,” both in terms of advancing the engineering profession as well as in helping improve the world through the practice of engineering; includes 'Answering Your Common Questions About Engineering and Engineers'.
  • TryEngineering - become an engineer, find a university

The Open Education Directory menu for Engineering is in the top left margin.

  Engineering and Technology - Open Textbooks  
Links to open access (free) textbooks.

  • Free Engineering Books - links to various Online Engineering Text Books, online notes and reference materials; Computer, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Instrumentation
  • Wikibooks - Subject Engineering; subsections and featured books

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Links to Listings of Open Textbooks (all subject areas)

  Engineering and Technology - Support for Learners  
Sites that actively support learners - eg learner communities, forums, expert help etc

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

  Engineering and Technology - Best Resource Sites  
iBerry's choice - other recommendations welcome!

  • Applied Math and Science Education Repository (AMSER) (US) - educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use: resources (Arts, Educational Technology, Foreign Languages, Health, Language Arts, Maths, Philosophy, Physical Education, Religion, Science, Social studies, Vocational Education
  • Concord Consortium - digital learning for science maths and engineering; Higher Education Resources
  • MERLOT Engineering Portal (US) - educational resource for teaching and learning: engineering resources on wide variety of topics ranging from aerospace engineering to petroleum engineering
  • Wikipedia, Portal:Technology - news, categories, topics, related portals, things you can do

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More Engineering and Technology Resource Sites

  Engineering and Technology - Unsorted Links    
Miscellaneous unsorted links
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  Engineering & Technology (general) - Open Courseware (OCW) 

The following links have been chosen by iBerry as good examples of OCW for this topic. Only significant content such as notes, images, videos etc covering topics in reasonable depth are included. Items consisting only of course advertisements, sub-topic headings, single lectures or where a significant proportion of material is password protected are not included. Comments are welcome!

Numerical Methods in Engineering

root-finding, elementary numerical linear algebra, solving systems of linear equations, curve fitting, numerical quadrature and numerical solution to ordinary differential equations

Convex Optimization

recognizing & solving convex optimization problems in engineering: Convex sets, functions, optimization problems, Basics of convex analysis, Least-squares, linear and quadratic programs, semidefinite programming, minimax, extremal volume, Optimality conditions, duality theory, theorems of alternative, applications, Interior-point methods, signal processing, control, digital & analog circuit design, computational geometry, statistics, mech engineering

Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems

applied linear algebra & dynamical systems, applications to circuits, signal processing, communications, control systems: Least-squares aproximations of over-determined equations, least-norm solutions of underdetermined equations, Symmetric matrices, matrix norm & SVD, Eigenvalues & eigenvectors, Matrix exponential, stability, asymptotic behavior, Multi-input & output, impulse & step matrices, convolution & transfer matrix, Control, reachability, state transfer, least-norm inputs, Observability & least-squares state estimation: support notes, MATLAB files

Algebraic Techniques and Semidefinite Optimization

algebraic and computational techniques for optimization problems involving polynomial equations and inequalities with particular emphasis on the connections with semidefinite optimization, algebraic and numerical approaches to polynomial systems, complex and real cases, techniques of general applicability, convexity-based ideas, complexity results, efficient implementations, examples from several engineering areas, systems and control applications: Readings, Related Resources

Symmetry, Structure, and Tensor Properties of Materials

derivation of symmetry theory, lattices, point groups, space groups, and their properties, use of symmetry in tensor representation of crystal properties, including anisotropy and representation surfaces, applications to piezoelectricity and elasticity: readings

Nuclear Engineering Courses

nuclear Courses including complete lecture notes, worked problems, lecture recordings with screen and audio capture: Nuclear Reactor Analysis, Computer Systems, Optics and Solid State Laboratories, Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Operation, Reactor Safety Design, Reactor (Heat Transport System Design, System Simulation, Analysis, Engineering Physics, Electricity, Thermophysics and Energy, Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Advanced Analytic Methods in Science and Engineering

comprehensive treatment of the advanced methods of applied mathematics: series solutions of linear homogeneous ODE, WKB method, asymptotic expansion of integrals, boundary layer theory, small non-linear oscillations

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

introduction, mass & energy fundamentals, physical chemistry & principles, organic chemistry, microbiology & microbial growth, erosion control & stormwater management, water, waste, air pollution, global events

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