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About the Course

See our course teaser on Waves are everywhere. On water of course, but also in the air as you hear a plane, and under your feet during an earthquake certainly. Vibrations, too, are everywhere In your bike as you go over a bump, in you guitar as you play, and of course in your smartphone. You can guess that there is something in common behind all this. This is exactly the purpose of this course ! So if you want to understand better waves and vibrations, and the relation between them and to use that knowledge in your field, this MOOC is for you. We are going to consider any possible domains of applications such as civil engineering, aerospace engineering, plant biomechanics, and many others ! This is why we called the course “fundamentals of waves and vibrations”. There are so many phenomena and so many models that we need to work with you on the basic mechanisms . We look forward to see you in the course, and work together ! See also our related course on the couplings between fluids and solids at, with the course teaser on

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May 3, 2020

I already have a strong background in dynamics and used this course as a recall of basics. I found it very clear, in particular for the progress from waves towards vibrations and modes.


May 31, 2020

The course provided me with a clear and concise insight about waves and vibrations. A must seek course for undergraduate as well as graduate students.

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By Ivonne M T

Jan 30, 2021

It is not a basic course and it is too general. You need to know about advanced calculus and understand about dynamics systems and signals. But it is a great course because you can understand vibrations are around you and everything is about motion.

By Bablu P

Oct 11, 2020

A very hard and advanced course, definitely not for intermediate or beginner level. This course should have been more of a specialization rather than a single course

By Faranak R

Jun 22, 2022

Just saying the equations without any proof or explaination of the physics