## Through Engineers’ Eyes – final thoughts

Congratulations on reaching the end of the course! This has been the most important week of the course. You saw how to analyse rigid bodies that are ‘planar’ – that …

## Acknowledgements

Dear Learners, It is my great pleasure in thanking you all for participating in the fourth iteration of this course and providing us with enough encouragement, constructive comments and motivation …

## An engineering glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Jump to bottom A …

## Design Part 1 – Twist: and the performance of an electric car

Power is force times speed. It’s also torque times rotational speed. We’ll use these equations – and others involving twist – to work out the performance of an electric car. …

## Analysis: Pure twist – the couple

What can I say? An elegant experiment will lead you into an understanding that will give you great satisfaction. It’s a short sweet video. Feel free to use the data …

## Analysis: The twisting effect of a force

Here you’ll gain the words for describing twist, and the method for calculating it. The general public has some idea of forces, but for them twist (or the related words …

## Experiment: Pure twist

If you use a spanner to undo a nut, the twist you generate comes from the force you apply. The twist and the force come as a package. If you …

## Experiment: Balancing out twisting effects

This really simple experiment shows how twisting effects are generated and how they balance out. It’s another example of equilibrium – simple, elegant and surprisingly accurate. If you haven’t given …

## Through Engineers’ Eyes

This quick video highlights your progress towards Engineers Eyes. The concept wheel shows how it all fits together. Week 2 concept wheel (Click to expand) Are forces just a figment …

## Design: Loudspeaker support Part 2 – Getting the job done

With the problem specified in the previous video you are now ready to work your way towards an engineering solution. The video leads you through the process with opportunities to …

## Design: Loudspeaker support Part 1 – Setting the scene

Because design is central to engineering it is also central to developing engineers’ eyes. Here is your first encounter with it. You will select components that will meet a requirement …

## Analysis: Adding forces Part 2

You’ve got the concepts for adding vectors; now it’s time to apply them. Data from the experiment are given in the Downloads section below. You can use your own data …

## Analysis: Adding forces Part 1

Now that you have internalised the concept of the Free Body Diagram, you can reveal forces. What can you do with them? We’ll find many ways to manipulate forces in …

## Analysis: Revealing forces

So simple, yet so profound. You won’t get engineers’ eyes until you have internalised the concept of isolating the object (or objects) you want to analyse. Only when a body …