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This course explores the mathematical theory of two player games without chance moves. We will cover simplifying games, determining when games are equivalent to numbers, and impartial games. Many of the examples will be with simple games that may be new to you: Hackenbush, Nim, Push, Toads and Frogs, and others. While this probably won’t make you a better chess or Go player, the course will give you a better insight into the structure of games.
This course explores the analysis and design of thin-walled pressure vessels and engineering structures subjected to torsion. The course will look at real-world applications for thin-walled pressure vessels, such as gas storage tanks, simple spray cans, and techniques that could even be used to analyze blimps. In the torsion part of the course, participants will study techniques used for analyzing and designing torsion bar suspensions like the ones used in cars or track vehicles. Torsion is even applicable in the study of spiral bone fractures. Participants will need to have successfully completed the Mechanics of Materials I: Fundamentals of Stress and Strain and Axial Loading course in order to be successful in this course.
Continuing on the engineering path of courses that Georgia Tech offers through MOOCs, Mechanics of Materials 1: Fundamentals of Stress & Strain and Axial Loading expands on subjects covered in Introduction to Engineering Mechanics and in Applications in Engineering Mechanics courses. Understanding what causes stress and strain on solid objects will help you problem solve and plan according to design-stable structures.
The methods taught in the course are used to predict the response of engineering structures to various types of loading, and to analyze the vulnerability of these structures to various failure modes. Axial loading will be the focus in this course. You will need to have successfully completed Introduction to Engineering Mechanics and Applications in Engineering Mechanics Coursera courses in order to be successful in this course.
Control of Mobile Robots is a course that focuses on the application of modern control theory to the problem of making robots move around in safe and effective ways. The structure of this class is somewhat unusual since it involves many moving parts. To do robotics right, one has to go from basic theory all the way to an actual robot moving around in the real world, which is the challenge we have set out to address through the different pieces in the course.
Why do the prices of some companies’ stocks seem to move up and down together while others move separately? What does portfolio “diversification” really mean and how important is it? What should the price of a stock be? How can we discover and exploit the relationships between equity prices automatically? We’ll examine these questions, and others, from a computational point of view.
In this course, you will learn many of the principles and algorithms that hedge funds and investment professionals use to maximize return and reduce risk in equity portfolios. Participants are expected to have a working knowledge of investing, stock markets, and financial markets, as well as understanding of advanced programming (Python).
This course is an introduction to the study of bodies in motion as applied to engineering systems and structures. We will study the dynamics of particle motion and bodies in rigid planar (2D) motion, which will consist of both the kinematics and kinetics of motion. Kinematics deals with the geometrical aspects of motion describing position, velocity, and acceleration, all as a function of time. Kinetics is the study of forces acting on these bodies and how it affects their motion.
Applications in Engineering Mechanics continues on principles mastered in the Introduction to Engineering Mechanics course. This course will help you move beyond the fundamentals to learn modeling and analysis of static equilibrium problems, with an emphasis on real-world engineering systems and problem solving.
This course provides a hands-on introduction to the field of music technology as both a creative musical practice and an interdisciplinary technical research pursuit. Students will be able to compose music in digital audio workstation software using both audio and symbolic representations; to write code to algorithmically generate music, analyze sound, and design sound; and to describe the essential theory and history behind these activities as well as their connection to cutting-edge computer music research.
Through the exploration of topics such as acoustics, psychoacoustics, digital sound, digital signal processing, audio synthesis, spectral analysis, algorithmic composition, and music information retrieval, this course will explore the deep relationships between art and science, between theory and practice, and between experimental and popular electronic music. You will learn about these topics in the context of digital audio workstation (DAW) software, the multi-track editing paradigm that has been dominant in music production since the 1980s.
This course is an advanced study of bodies in motion as applied to engineering systems and structures. Participants will study the dynamics of rigid bodies in 3D motion consisting of both the kinematics and kinetics of motion. Kinematics deals with the geometrical aspects of motion describing position, velocity, and acceleration, all as a function of time. Kinetics is the study of forces acting on these bodies and how it affects their motion.
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