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Hours to complete

Approx. 44 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

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ABOUT THIS COURSE

This section of the course will provide you with an overview of the course, an outline of the topics covered, as well as instructor comments about the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and reference handbook....
Reading
3 videos (Total 20 min), 3 readings
Video3 videos
Overview comments4m
Reference Handbook13m
Reading3 readings
Course Syllabus10m
Consent Form10m
Get More from Georgia Tech10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Mathematics

This module reviews the basic principles of mathematics covered in the FE Exam. We first review the equations and characteristics of straight lines, then classify polynomial equations, define quadric surfaces and conics, and trigonometric identities and areas. In algebra we define complex numbers and logarithms, and show how to manipulate matrices and determinants. Basic properties of vectors with their manipulations and identities are presented. The discussion of series includes arithmetic and geometric progressions and Taylor and Maclaurin series. Calculus begins with definitions of derivatives and gives some standard forms and computation of critical points of curves, then presents grad, del and curl operators on scalar and vector functions. Differential equations are calcified and to methods to solve linear, homogenous equations are presented. Fourier series and transforms are defined along with standard forms, and finally Laplace transforms and their inverse are discussed. In all cases, basic ideas and equations are presented along with sample problems that illustrate the major ideas and provide practice on expected exam questions.Time: Approximately 4.5 hours | Difficulty Level: Medium...
Reading
15 videos (Total 123 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video15 videos
Analytic Geometry and Trigonometry: Polynomials and Conics9m
Analytic and Geometry and Trigonometry: Trigonometry7m
Algebra and Linear Algebra: Complex numbers and logarithms5m
Algebra and Linear Algebra: Matrices and determinants7m
Vectors: Basic Definitions and operations13m
Vectors: Examples8m
Series: Arithmetic and geometric progressions 10m
Calculus: Derivatives and curvature10m
Calculus: Integration5m
Calculus: Gradient, divergence and curl7m
DifferentialEq: Classification6m
DifferentialEq: Solutions7m
DifferentialEq: Fourier series7m
DifferentialEq: Laplace7m
Reading2 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Earn a Georgia Tech Badge/Certificate/CEUs10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Mathematics Supplemental Questions34m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Probability and Statistics

This module reviews the basic principles of probability and statistics covered in the FE Exam. We first review some basic parameters and definitions in statistics, such as mean and dispersion properties followed by computation of permutations and combinations. We then give the definitions of probability and the laws governing it and apply Bayes theorem. We study probability distributions and cumulative functions, and learn how to compute an expected value. Particular probability distributions covered are the binomial distribution, applied to discrete binary events, and the normal, or Gaussian, distribution. We show the meaning of confidence levels and intervals and how to use and apply them. We define and apply the central limit theorem to sampling problems and brieflyt- and c2. We define hypothesis testing and show how to apply it to random data. Finally, we show how to apply linear regression estimates to data and estimate the degree of fit including correlation coefficients and variances.In all cases, basic ideas and equations are presented along with sample problems that illustrate the major ideas and provide practice on expected exam questions. Time: Approximately 3 hours | Difficulty Level: Medium...
Reading
13 videos (Total 91 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video13 videos
Permutation and Combinations8m
Probability: Laws and Examples7m
Probability: Bayes Theorem4m
Probability Distributions: Density Functions8m
Probability Distributions: Expected Values3m
Probability Distributions:Binomial Distribution7m
Probability Distributions:Normal Distribution6m
Probability Distributions:Central Limit Theorem5m
Probability Distributions:Other Distributions1m
Confidence Levels6m
Hypothesis Testing7m
Linear Regression13m
Reading1 reading
Learning Objectives10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Probability and Statistics Supplemental Questions28m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Statics

This module reviews the principles of statics: Forces and moments on rigid bodies that are in equilibrium. We first discuss Newton’s laws and basic concepts of what is a force, vectors, and the dimensions and units involved. Then we consider systems of forces and how to compute their resultants. We discuss the main characteristics of vectors and how to manipulate them. Then the meaning and computation of moments and couples. We discuss the concept of equilibrium of a rigid body and the categories of equilibrium in two dimensions. We show how to draw a meaningful free body diagram with different types of supports. Then how to analyze pulleys and compute static friction forces and solve problems involving friction. The concept and major characteristics of trusses are discussed, especially simple trusses, and we show how to analyze them by the method of joints and the method of sections. Finally, we analyze the geometrical properties of lines, areas, and volumes that are important in statics and mechanics of materials. These are moments of inertia, centroids, and polar moments of inertia of simple and composite objects. In all cases, basic ideas and equations are presented along with sample problems that illustrate the major ideas and provide practice on expected exam questions.Time: Approximately 3 hours | Difficulty Level: Medium...
Reading
9 videos (Total 150 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Basic Concepts Continued13m
Moments and Couples16m
Equilibrium22m
Equilibrium Examples30m
Trusses15m
Trusses Method of Sections12m
Centroids and Moments of Inertia18m
Centroids and Moments of Inertia Continued10m
Reading1 reading
Statics10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Statics Supplemental Questions30m

Instructor

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Dr. Philip Roberts

Professor
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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