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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A First Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Language:
English
Author:
Louis Scharf
Institution:
Colorado State University
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Electrical Engineering

This free textbook was written for an experimental freshman course, but is now an elective that most students take before the circuits course for electrical and computer engineering students.  "The first three chapters of this book provide a fairly complete coverage of complex numbers, the

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A First Course in Linear Algebra

Language:
English
Author:
K. Kuttler, Adapted by Lyryx Learning
Institution:
Lyryx Learning
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Mathematics and Statistics / Mathematics / Algebra and Number Theory / Linear Algebra

This text, originally by K. Kuttler, has been redesigned by the Lyryx editorial team as a first course in linear algebra for science and engineering students who have an understanding of basic algebra.

All major topics of linear algebra are available in detail, as well as proofs of important

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Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning

Language:
English
Author:
Stanford Engineering Everywhere
Institution:
School of Engineering, Stanford University
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Education / General
  • Science and Technology / Computer Science / Artificial Intelligence
  • Science and Technology / Computer Science / Computer Simulation
  • Science and Technology / Computer Science / Human-Computer Interaction
  • Science and Technology / Computer Science / Robotics
  • Science and Technology / Engineering
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Computer Engineering
Machine Learning is one of the ten free courses being offered to the public through Stanford Engineering Everywhere. The course belongs to the Artificial Intelligence series and is taught by Andrew Ng, Assistant Professor of Stanford University's Computer Science Department. This course provides a .. show the rest of description.

Biotechnology

Language:
English
Institution:
The Saylor Foundation
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Biology
This course introduces the major concepts of biotechnology. The student will discuss genetic engineering of plants and animals and the current medical, environmental, and agricultural applications of each. Additional topics include nanobiotechnology and environmental biotechnology. This free .. show the rest of description.

Blender 3-D Design Open Course

Language:
English
Author:
Neal Hirsig
Institution:
Tufts University OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Arts / Fine Arts
  • Arts / General
  • Science and Technology / Engineering

This is an Open Course published by Tufts University as part of their Open CourseWare Program.  This course updates and replaces Three-Dimensional Modeling, Animation and Rendering Using Blender 3D Software (2006), previously on Tufts OCW. In this course we will explore basic mesh modeling,

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Chemical Engineering Process Dynamics and Controls

Language:
English
Author:
Various
Institution:
University of Michigan OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Chemical Engineering

""This electronic textbook is a student-contributed open-source text covering the materials used at the University of Michigan in the senior level controls course." The authors cover "a variety of approaches to reduce or manage this uncertainty through the use of robust designs, dynamic systems

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Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Language:
English
Institution:
The Saylor Foundation
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Arts / Design / Industrial Design
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
CAD, or computer-aided design, is a powerful modeling tool that technical professionals use. This course will introduce the student to the process of modeling 2- and 3-D objects with computer-aided design; the student will learn the basics of drafting by hand as well. This free course may be .. show the rest of description.

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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ESD.69 Seminar on Health Care Systems Innovation (MIT)

Language:
English
Author:
Dr. Stan Finkelstein, Prof. Joseph Coughlin, Prof. Joel Moses
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Business
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Industrial and Systems
  • Science and Technology / Health Sciences
  • Science and Technology / Health Sciences / Healthcare Administration
This seminar applies a systems perspective to understand health care delivery today, its stakeholders and problems as well as opportunities. Students are introduced to the 'systems perspective' that has been used successfully in other industries, and will address the introduction of new processes, .. show the rest of description.

Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering

Language:
English
Author:
W. Mark Saltzman
Institution:
Yale University
MERLOT
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  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
"The course covers basic concepts of biomedical engineering and their connection with the spectrum of human activity. It serves as an introduction to the fundamental science and engineering on which biomedical engineering is based. Case studies of drugs and medical products illustrate the product .. 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.

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.

High Performance Computing

Language:
English
Author:
Charles Severance
Institution:
University of Michigan
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Information Technology / Computer Information Systems

This is a free, open textbook that is part of the Connexions collection at Rice University. "The purpose of this book, High Performance Computing has always been to teach new programmers and scientists about the basics of High Performance Computing. This book is for learners with a basic

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HST.921 / HST.922 Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future

Language:
English
Author:
Dr. Bryan Bergeron Dr. Daniel Sands Prof. Steven Locke(Course Director) Mirena Bagur(Associate Course Director)
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Health Sciences

This innovative, trans-faculty subject teaches how information technologies (IT) are reshaping and redefining the health care marketplace through improved economies of scale, greater technical efficiencies in the delivery of care to patients, advanced tools for patient education and self-care,

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Introduction to Chemical Engineering Processes

Language:
English
Author:
Various Authors
Institution:
WikiBooks
MERLOT
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  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Chemical Engineering
pThis is a free, online textbook, so it is continually being updated and refined.  According to the authors, "This book is for anyone who is interested in some of the basic principles behind what chemical engineers do and how they can use powerful tools from physics to solve problems involving .. show the rest of description.

Linear Algebra with Applications

Language:
English
Author:
W. Keith Nicholson
Institution:
W. Keith Nicholson
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Mathematics and Statistics / Mathematics

After being traditionally published for many years, this formidable text by W. Keith Nicholson is now being released as an open educational resource and part of Lyryx with Open Texts! Supporting today’s students and instructors requires much more than a textbook, which is why Dr. Nicholson opted to

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Linear Systems and Optimization: The Fourier Transform and its Applications

Language:
English
Author:
Stanford Engineering Everywhere
Institution:
School of Engineering, Stanford University
MERLOT
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  • Education / General
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Electrical Engineering
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Engineering Science
The Fourier Transform and its Applications is one of the ten free courses being offered to the public through Stanford Engineering Everywhere. The course belongs to the Linear Systems and Optimization series and is taught by Professor Brad Osgood, of Stanford University's Electrical Engineering .. show the rest of description.

Microbiology

Language:
English
Author:
Linda Bruslind
Institution:
Oregon State University
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Biology / Microbiology

In this textbook the focus will be on the bacteria and archaea (traditionally known as the “prokaryotes,”) and the viruses and other acellular agents.

Table of Contents: 

  1. Introduction to Microbiology
  2. Microscopes
  3. Cell Structure
  4. Bacteria: Cell Walls
  5. Bacteria: Internal Components
  6. Bacteria:
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Microbiology

Language:
English
Institution:
Boundless
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Biology / Microbiology

'The Boundless Microbiology textbook is a college-level, introductory textbook that covers the subject of Microbiology, one of the building blocks of the life sciences. Boundless works with subject matter experts to select the best open educational resources available on the web, review the content

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SP.784 Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries

Language:
English
Author:
Mr. Amos G. Winter, V Amy Smith
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Business / International Business
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / General
According to the United States Agency for International Development, 20 million people in developing countries require wheelchairs, and the United Nations Development Programme estimates below 1% of their need is being met in Africa by local production. Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries .. show the rest of description.

STS.467 Research Seminar in Deep Sea Archaeology

Language:
English
Author:
Dr. Claire Calcagno(Contributor) Prof. David Mindell
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Ocean Engineering
STS.467 examines the intellectual foundations of archaeology in the deep sea. The course explores the current convergence of oceanography, archaeology, and engineering which allows scientists to discover, survey, and excavate shipwrecks in deep water with robots and submarines. The course seeks to .. show the rest of description.

Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation

Language:
English
Author:
Tom Theis, Jonathan Tomkin
Institution:
University of Illinois, University of Illinois
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Agriculture and Environmental Sciences / Environment and Natural Resources
  • Science and Technology / Biology / Ecology
  • Social Sciences / Geography / Physical

'This text is designed to introduce the reader to the essential concepts of sustainability. This subject is of vital importance – seeking as it does to uncover the principles of the long-term welfare of all the peoples of the planet – but is only peripherally served by existing college textbooks.

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1.018J / 7.30J Ecology I: The Earth System

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Edward DeLong Prof. Penny Chisholm
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Biology / Ecology
  • Science and Technology / Engineering
We will cover fundamentals of ecology, considering Earth as an integrated dynamic system. Topics include coevolution of the biosphere, geosphere, atmosphere and oceans; photosynthesis and respiration; the hydrologic, carbon and nitrogen cycles. We will examine the flow of energy and materials .. show the rest of description.