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VIDEOS 

Video lectures covering topics seen in a first and second year college Physics course including one and two dimensional motion, work and energy, gravitation, thermodynamics, and electricity and magnetism.

  • Physics I & Physics II Lectures  -Yale

    These lectures cover Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, gravitation, thermodynamics, waves, electricity, magnetism, optics, and quantum mechanics.

  • Physics Lectures  -MIT

    MIT offers a host of course lectures on various topics in Physics. Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, and Nuclear physics are all available in video lecture format.

 

Mechanical / Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering

Mechanics (open textbook) 

  • This is a calculus-based book meant for the first semester of a first year survey course taken by engineering and physical science majors.

Introduction to Industrial Engineering 

  • This book was created for an undergraduate Introduction to Industrial Engineering course at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). The chapters give an overview of the profession and an introduction to some of the tools used by industrial engineers in industry. There are interactive content exercises included at the end of most chapters.

Engineering Measurements and Instrumentation: First Edition 

  • This electronic book (e-book) is created with partial financial support from a grant generously provided by the Miller Open Education Mini-Grant Program expressly for use in the Iowa State course, M E 370: Engineering Measurements.

A Heat Transfer Textbook, 4th Ed. (2017) 

  • This introduction to heat and mass transfer, oriented toward engineering students, may be downloaded without charge. The ebook is fully illustrated, typeset in searchable pdf format, with internal and external links.

Please note that this material is copyrighted and not a "true" OER. The authors grant you the right to download and print it for your personal use or for non-profit instructional use.

Beyond Lean: Simulation in Practice, Second Edition 

  • The fundamental goal of this text is to show how discrete event simulation can be used in addition to lean thinking to achieve greater benefits in system improvement than with lean alone. Realizing this goal requires learning the problems that simulation solves as well as the methods required to solve them.

Sim Labs for Thermodynamics and Thermal Power Plant Simulator 

  • This Simulator laboratory (SIMLAB) book was created to provide ancillary resources for Thermodynamics and Thermal Power Plant Simulator courses. It is intended to act as a collection of exercises to help our students merge the theory covered in the classroom with the practice performed in the labs.

System Design for Uncertainty 

  • The material in these lecture notes is used in a junior- and senior-level course at MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, entitled Design of Electromechanical Robotic Systems. The key ingredient in this course - and what differentiates it from many other related courses - is the uncertainty that is encountered whenever a built system is actually installed in the field. The goal is to provide fundamental relations useful for modeling and creating systems that have to operate with uncertainty.

Materials Science & Engineering

Non-Isothermal Kinetic Methods: Workbook & Laboratory Manual 

  • This methodical manual focuses on a small aspect of calculations in thermal analysis dealing with constructing kinetic models from thermogravimetry and differential scanning calorimetry experimental data.

Sintering Applications 

  • This peer-reviewed, open access monograph contains thirteen edited chapters written about sintering processes for ceramics fabrication.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

A First Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The book covers some of the essential areas that are need to be included in a first introduction ECE course, such as complex numbers, phasors or linear algebra. MATLAB programs are integrated to illustrate key ideas.

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I

This text focuses on the creation, manipulation, transmission, and reception of information by electronic means.

Lessons in Electric Circuits 

  • A free series of textbooks on the subjects of electricity and electronics.

Electromagnetics, Vol 1 

  • Electromagnetics is intended for electrical engineering students in the third year of a bachelor of science degree program. It is intended as a primary textbook for a one-semester first course in undergraduate engineering electromagnetics.

Fundamentals of Microwave and RF Design 

  • Fundamentals of Microwave and RF Design enables mastery of the essential concepts required to cross the barriers to a successful career in microwave and RF design. Extensive treatment of scattering parameters, that naturally describe power flow, and of Smith-chart-based design procedures prepare the student for success.

ECE YouTube videos

Tutorial videos on signal processing and random signals from UMass Dartmouth's ECE 320 and ECE 521 courses.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Structural Analysis 

  • Structural Analysis by Felix Udeyo is intended to teach students the methods and techniques for the analysis of structures. This textbook is designed for upper-level undergraduates studying civil engineering, construction engineering and management, and architecture. It is also useful for construction professionals seeking licensure in their field of practice.

Introduction to Solid Mechanics & Finite Element Analysis

The objective of these modules is to introduce various concepts of solid mechanics and finite element analysis to interested Engineering students. As solid mechanics borrows many of its ideas from linear analysis, I have included an introductory section on linear algebra with the hopes that a student would differentiate between pure “Mathematical” and “Physical” concepts.

Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation

With “Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation”, first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowledge – including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, and the humanities.

Spatial Thinking in Planning Practice: An Introduction to GIS 

  • The goals of this textbook are to help students acquire the technical skills of using software and managing a database, and develop research skills of collecting data, analyzing information and presenting results.

Next Generation Infrastructures

Today’s infrastructure systems are rapidly changing, becoming more web-based, interconnected and transnational, while new technologies are on their way. This open course examines these challenges and includes case studies on sustainable energy, smart grids, and water scarcity.

Fundamentals of Transportation [Wikibooks]

Transportation moves people and goods from one place to another using a variety of vehicles across different infrastructure systems. This book is aimed at undergraduate civil engineering students, though the material may provide a useful review for practitioners.

Probabilistic Machine Learning for Civil Engineers 

  • An introduction to key concepts and techniques in probabilistic machine learning for civil engineering students and professionals; with many step-by-step examples, illustrations, and exercises.

Chemical & Biological Engineering

Mechanics of Biomaterials 

  • An open access book published by MDPI, Mechanics of Biomaterials is a reprint of a special issue of the journal Materials in book format.

Wikibook - Biomedical Engineering: Theory & Practice

This wikibook is designed to serve as the primary text for a two semester course in biomedical engineering.

Wikibook - Introduction to Chemical Engineering Processes

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 steady-state processes.

Thermodynamics & Chemistry, 2nd Edition 

  • Thermodynamics and Chemistry is designed primarily as a textbook for a one-semester course in classical chemical thermodynamics at the graduate or undergraduate level. It can also serve as a supplementary text and thermodynamics reference source.

LearnChemE

Educational Resources for Chemical Engineering from Colorado Boulder. Includes screencasts, simulations, and other resources.

Wikibook - Chemical Engineering: Tissue Engineering

This Wiki-based, student-created textbook is online free for use, widely accessible by all, and editable during the course and as topics evolve. This type of textbook format is particularly well suited to upper-level electives on topics that are rapidly emerging.

General Engineering Resources

Engineering Computations with Python

Created in Jupyter Notebooks, these modules' target audience is first-year engineering students, but the course would be equally useful to students in any science or technology field.

Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics

An introductory engineering textbook by an award-winning MIT professor that covers the history of dynamics and the dynamical analyses of mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical systems.

Repositories & Collections

Resources

Life Sciences

Repositories & Collections

Biology

Microbiology

Other Topics in Biology

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