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Descript.
6 videodiscs (1080 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (viii, 393 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Series
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DVD.
Note
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Performer
Presenter, Stephen Ressler, United States Military Academy at West Point.
Note
36 lectures, 30 minutes per lecture.
Bibliog.
Course guidebook includes bibliographical references (pages 388-391).
Contents
Disc 1: Engineering and technology in your world -- Your house as an engineered system -- Three structural systems for load bearing -- Platform-framed housing construction -- The building envelope -- Site design and storm runoff -- disc 2: Dam, reservoir, and aqueduct design -- Water treatment and distribution -- Wastewater disposal and treatment -- Fossil fuels: coal,oil, and natural gas -- Power generation from coal -- Oil, gas, and nuclear power -- disc 3: Renewable sources of electricity -- Electrical power transmission: the grid -- Electrical power distribution -- Everyday thermodynamics: refrigeration -- Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning -- Home energy efficiency -- disc 4: Passive solar and net-zero- energy homes -- The plain old telephone service -- The global telecommunications network -- Cellular phone technology -- Satellites and satellite communications -- Simple machines around the houses -- disc 5: User-centered design -- The internal combustion engine -- Torque, power, and transmission -- The drivetrain -- Suspension, steering, and braking -- Highway engineering -- disc 6: Traffic engineering -- Everyday bridges -- Tunnel engineering -- The railroad -- Solid waste disposal and recycling -- The future: engineering for sustainability.
Note
"Course No. 1116"--Container.
Summary
Look around you. Great masterpieces of engineering are everywhere. As soon as you get out of bed in the morning, you are putting centuries of scientific and mechanical ingenuity to use. So familiar are these structures, inventions, and services that they are all but invisible. Yet they are just as remarkable as great works such as the Parthenon, the Eiffel Tower, and the Panama Canal. Everyday Engineering: Understanding the Marvels of Daily Life is an indispensable guide to the way things work in the world around you. Conducting this eye-opening tour is Professor Stephen Ressler of the United States Military Academy at West Point, an award-winning civil engineer and a nationally honored leader in engineering education. In 36 half-hour lectures, richly illustrated with instructive physical models, computer animations, and graphics designed by Professor Ressler himself, you start by learning how a house is put together with all its subsystems. Then you move outside to trace the origin and route of water, power, and telecommunications networks. Finally, you hit the road to discover how automobiles function and how roads and highway bridges are engineered. Along the way, Everyday Engineering investigates power plants, dams, aqueducts, railroads, communication satellites, home energy efficiency, simple machines around the house, recycling, and many other topics. No background in science or engineering is needed to follow this riveting presentation, which gives you deep insight into the underlying simplicity of the complex systems that enhance our lives. -- Publishers description.
Audience
Unrated.
Subject
Genre
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Ressler, Stephen J.
Teaching Company.
Title
Understanding the marvels of daily life
ISBN/ISSN
1629972274 dvd set
9781629972275 dvd set
Call #
DVD ALG
Descript.
6 videodiscs (1080 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series
Note
All three parts (6 DVD's) in one container.
System Det
DVD.
Local Note
The course workbook accompanying the Great Courses: Algebra Il DVD's is shelved with nonfiction materials in 512 S.
Performer
Thirty-six thirty minute lectures by Dr. James A. Sellers, Professor of Mathematics and Director of Undergraduate Mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University.
Credits
Producer, Matt Costanza ; academic content supervisor, Susan Dyer ; editors, Dan Shine, Maureen Tumulty.
Bibliog.
Course workbook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outline with notes and problems, formulas and theorems, problem solutions, glossary, and bibliography.
Note
Originally produced in 2010.
Summary
Algebra II is the fork in the road. Those who succeed in this second part of the algebra sequence are well on their way to calculus and higher mathematics, which open the door to careers in science, engineering, medicine, economics, information technology, and many other fields. Algebra II starts by reviewing functions, graphing, and polynomials from Algebra I, and then introduces new topics, such as conic sections, roots and radicals, exponential and logarithmic functions, and elementary probability. Taking mathematics education to the next level and sharpening problem-solving skills in linear and quadratic equations, Algebra II explains the tools of this core skill, the mathematics that underlies the sciences and our technological world.
Contents
Part 1: Disc 1. Lecture 1. An introduction to algebra II ; Lecture 2. Solving linear equations ; Lecture 3. Solving equations involving absolute values ; Lecture 4. Linear equations and functions ; Lecture 5. Graphing essentials ; Lecture 6. Functions: Introduction, examples, terminology -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Systems of 2 linear equations: Part 1 ; Lecture 8. Systems of 2 linear equations: Part 2 ; Lecture 9. Systems of 3 linear equations ; Lecture 10. Solving systems of linear inequalities ; Lecture 11. An introduction to quadratic functions ; Lecture 12. Quadratic equations: Factoring.
Part 2: Disc 3. Lecture 13. Quadratic equations: Square roots ; Lecture 14. Completing the square ; Lecture 15. Using the quadratic formula ; Lecture 16. Solving quadratic inequalities ; Lecture 17. Conic sections: Parabolas and hyperbolas ; Lecture 18. Conic sections: Circles and ellipses -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. An introduction to polynomials ; Lecture 20. Graphing polynomial functions ; Lecture 21. Combining polynomials ; Lecture 22. Solving special polynomial equations ; Lecture 23. Rational roots of polynomial equations ; Lecture 24. The fundamental theorem of algebra.
Part 3: Disc 5. Lecture 25. Roots and radical expressions ; Lecture 26. Solving equations involving radicals ; Lecture 27. Graphing power, radical, and root functions ; Lecture 28. An introduction to radical functions ; Lecture 29. The algebra of rational functions ; Lecture 30. Partial fractions -- Disc 6. Lecture 31. An introduction to exponential functions ; Lecture 32. An introduction to logarithmic functions ; Lecture 33. Uses of exponential and logarithmic functions ; Lecture 34. The binomial theorem ; Lecture 35. Permutations and combinations ; Lecture 36. Elementary probability.
Audience
Not rated.
Subject
Alt Author
Sellers, James A.
Costanza, Matt.
Teaching Company.
Title
Algebra 2
Algebra two
ISBN/ISSN
1598037234
9781598037234
Call #
DVD DO
Descript.
4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course workbook (vi, 321 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.)
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Series
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DVD.
Note
Closed captioning.
Performer
Presenter, Stephen Ressler.
Note
Title from disc label.
"Course No. 1144."
Bibliog.
Course guidebook includes bibliographical references (pages 317-318).
Note
"24 lectures, 30 minutes per lesson."--Container. "24 lectures, 33 minutes each"--Publisher's website.
Contents
Disc 1: 1 Why DIY engineering? -- 2 Exploring the science of structure -- 3 Design and build a cardboard tower -- 4 Bridging with beams -- 5 Make a suspension bridge -- 6 Design a concrete sailboat -- Disc 2: 7 Set sail! -- 8 Make a radio-controlled blimp -- 9 Exploring aerodynamics -- 10 Build a model airplane -- 11 Take flight! -- 12 Build a model helicopter -- Disc 3: 13 This is rocket science -- 14 Build a rocket -- 15 Make an electric launch controller -- 16 Let's do launch! -- 17 A tale of three catapults -- 18 Build a ballista, onager, and trebuchet -- Disc 4: 19 Design a hydraulic arm -- 20 Make a water turbine -- 21 Design a gear train -- 22 Make a mechanical clock -- 23 Design a motor-powered crane -- 24 Creative design: a tribute to Rube Goldberg.
Summary
Master the principles of engineering through fascinating do-it-yourself projects. You can confidently tackle a working suspension bridge, airplane, helicopter, catapult, clock, and other technological wonders in your own home workshop. These projects are challenging but achievable. They require only readily available materials and a workshop equipped with common benchtop power tools. Do-It-Yourself Engineering's 24 lectures show how in 17 engaging DIY projects you can create exactly as an engineer does: starting with the concept, working out the design, plunging into construction, and finally putting the final product to the test. Professor Ressler walks you through the entire process, including the crucial planning phase, which is where most people wonder, "Where do I start?" As you develop your design, he shows how simple high-school mathematics can be used to calculate the loads caused by pedestrians on a bridge, aerodynamic lift developed by an airplane wing, torque in a turbine, and other engineering parameters. Plus, you learn how to apply elementary physics concepts, such as the conservation of energy, Newton's laws, and Bernoulli's principle. In addition, Dr. Ressler gives you indispensable shop tips on the use of tools. Above all, he teaches you how to think like an engineer in approaching any problem.
Audience
Not rated.
Note
For private home use only.
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Ressler, Stephen J.
Teaching Company.
Title
DIY engineering
ISBN/ISSN
9781629974743 (DVD)
1629974749 (DVD)
9781629974767 (book)
1629974765 (book)
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