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Through Engineers' Eyes - final thoughts

This short video tells how we thought your engineers' eyes might have developed over the course. Does it seem that way to you?

Congratulations on reaching the end of the course!

The concept wheel shows how the last four weeks fit together. The final short video reviews the whole seven weeks. The chances are that you have developed engineers’ eyes.

Wheel revealing the words Week 4 2-foce objects, equivalent force systems, locating centres of gravity, Week 5 basic model of dry friction, friction and FBDs, managing dry friction-enough/too much, Week 6 modelling rolling friction, modelling aerodynamic drag, work and power, Week 7 predicting projectile motion, understanding collisions, introducing dynamics-accelerations Week 7 concept wheel (Click to expand)

This is a wrap up week combined with a look forward to what you could study next.

In the experiment for this, the final week, accelerations were present. So we needed Newton’s second law – the heart of Dynamics – and we needed to understand motion. There’s so much more, but we have come to the end of our course, so deeper study will have to wait.

On the other hand, we’ve covered a lot of Statics; how to calculate unknown forces for a wide range of 2D statics conditions and a few dynamics ones too.

We hope that you have enjoyed learning about Engineering Mechanics through experiment, analysis and design, and that you are getting used to your ‘engineers’ eyes’.

We’ve enjoyed following your discussions and other contributions. Now we would like your overall impressions of the course in the comments section.

If this course has inspired you to consider further academic study in the field of Mechanical Engineering check out the UNSW Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering website for more details.

We wish you all the very best.

Ganga Prusty and Robin Ford

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Through Engineers' Eyes: Engineering Mechanics by Experiment, Analysis and Design

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