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Process OptimizationR ProgrammingExperimental DesignExperiment

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 2 to 3 hours of lectures and assessments per week, over 5 weeks of study...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 27 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
1A: Why experiments are so important7m
1B: Some basic terminology5m
1C: Analysis of your first experiment8m
1D: How NOT to run an experiment3m
1 reading
Materials for this section10m
2 practice exercises
Ungraded practice quiz 112m
Module 1 quiz18m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Analysis of experiments by hand

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
2B: Numeric predictions from two-factor experiments7m
2C: Two-factor experiments with interactions15m
2D: In-depth case study: analyzing a system with 3 factors by hand17m
Enrichment: Made for you by Madeleine: an interview with Joy5m
1 reading
Materials for this section10m
2 practice exercises
Ungraded practice quiz 214m
Module 2 quiz18m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Using computer software to analyze experiments

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
3B: Solving the mathematical model for a 2 factor experiment using software8m
3C: Using computer software for a 3 factor experiment8m
3D: Case study: a 4-factor system using computer software9m
Enrichment: Dr. Soo Chan Carusone talks about experiments in a medical context7m
1 reading
Materials for this section10m
2 practice exercises
Ungraded practice quiz 312m
Module 3 quiz14m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Getting more information, with fewer experiments

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 88 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
9 videos
4B: The technical details behind half-fractions - math warning!9m
4C: A case study with aliasing in a fractional factorial6m
4D: All about disturbances, why we randomize, and what covariates are10m
4E: All about blocking9m
4F: Introducing aliasing notation11m
4G: Using aliasing notation to plan experiments10m
4H: An example of an analyzing an experiment with aliasing9m
Enrichment: My colleague, David, and his student Jeff, talk about water treatment experiments5m
1 reading
Materials for this section10m
3 practice exercises
Ungraded practice quiz 4: [4A,B,C,D]18m
Ungraded practice quiz [4E, 4F, 4G, 4H]16m
Module 4 quiz [4A to 4H]20m
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By HMNov 16th 2015

Takes you by the hand, even if you have little or no background to the course elements, in order for you to learn what may have otherwise been a fairly challenging topic. Certainly recommended!

By EBFeb 19th 2018

Very good course,and an excellent instructor. Thank you very much Professor Kevin Dunn.\n\nI enjoyed your course, and I really appreciate the time and effort you put into those lessons

Instructor

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Kevin Dunn 

Formerly: Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering
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