Free Online Course on Engineering Mechanics

The Ural Federal University is offering free online course on Engineering Mechanics. Students will be introduced to mathematical modeling of engineering designs, standard machines, and mechanisms using 2D and 3D diagrams. The course begins with statics, which is the science of forces.

In this nine-week course, applicants will learn about statics through real life engineering examples. Engage with the theory to grasp the full understanding of simple machines and complex mathematical models. This course will start on December 4, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 9 weeks
Effort: 4-5 hours pw
Subject: Physics
Institution: Ural Federal University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on December 4, 2017

Providers’ Details

UrFU is the oldest University in the Ural region. It was opened in Ekaterinburg in 1920. It is one of the largest higher educational institutions in Russia bringing together fundamental education and innovative approach towards the challenges of modern times.

About This Course

Are you interested in improving your mechanics or introducing yourself to the subject all together? Join our unique course, devised by the Ural Federal University. Through our innovative approach, you will receive the basic traditional material by engaging in practically-oriented tasks and learn the strictly theoretical mathematical analysis of basic concepts.

Why Take This Course?

Students will be introduced to mathematical modeling of engineering designs, standard machines, and mechanisms using 2D and 3D diagrams. The course begins with statics, which is the science of forces.

Learning Outcomes

  • Equability conditions of 2D and 3D systems of forces
  • Equilibrium conditions for a solid body and a system of solid bodies
  • Equivalent transformation rules for systems of forces
  • How to take into account the laws of sliding friction and rolling friction
  • Ways to define centers of gravity of bodies

Instructors

Svetlana A. Berestova

Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Head of Academic Department of Theoretical Mechanics at Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia).

Euigene A. Mityushov

Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor of Academic Department of Theoretical Mechanics at Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia).

Natalia E. Misyura

Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences postgraduate degree, Senior Lecturer of Academic Department of Theoretical Mechanics at Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia).

Requirements

Learners should know secondary school mathematics, as well as the “Mechanics” section from Physics. They should have a developed spatial awareness and be able to use a scientific calculator.

How To Join This Course

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  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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