Engineering (Temperature) OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Engineering Course by The Open University

Published Feb 06, 2009

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'Engineering: The Challenge of Temperature' explores the unique challenges that temperature poses to engineers. As temperatures change, and they always do, so do the properties of materials. This free intermediate-level OpenCourseWare is offered by The Open University for students interested in engineering.

Engineering: The Challenge of Temperature: Course Specifics

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Engineering: The Challenge of Temperature: Course Description

Temperature creates a unique challenge for engineers in that it is constantly changing. Since the properties of materials change with the temperature, engineers need to be sensitive to the possible effects. 'Engineering: The Challenge of Temperature' from The Open University explores both the advantages and disadvantages of materials with thermal sensitivity. Students learn to determine how the properties of various types of matter temperature and the impact of gradual, accelerating and sudden temperature changes. Case study of a water boiler is used to illustrate many of the concepts. This course is recommended for undergraduate engineering students and requires approximately 40 hours to complete.

Course materials for this free course include online notes with diagrams and illustrations, exercises, study questions and a discussion forum. To find out more information or download the course materials, visit the engineering and temperature course page.

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