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Introduction to Engineering

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This course contains engaging and informative lessons that can help you quickly learn the basics of engineering and engineering principles. You can use the course in conjunction with your engineering textbook, or you can study the course to get ahead in class and prepare for upcoming exams.
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14 chapters in Introduction to Engineering

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Lesson 1 - Diffusion Coefficient: Definition, Equation & Units  Take Quiz
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Lesson 2 - Bulk Density: Definition & Calculation  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - What is Fluid Friction? - Definition, Equation & Example  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - What is Internal Friction? - Definition, Angle & Coefficient  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - What is Specific Volume? - Definition, Formula & Units  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Precipitation Hardening: Definition & Process  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Martensite: Definition, Transformation & Microstructure  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - What is Hysteresis? - Definition & Loop  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Modulus of Rigidity: Definition & Equation  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Yield Point: Definition, Curve & Elongation  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - What is an Alloy? - Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Viscosity Index: Definition & Formula  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Helix Angle: Definition, Formula & Calculation  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Isotropy: Definition & Materials  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Modulus of Elasticity: Steel, Concrete & Aluminum  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Air Infiltration: Definition, Rates & Calculation  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Poisson's Ratio: Definition & Equation  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Fick's First Law: Definition, Derivation & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Coarse Aggregate: Definition & Density  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Base Metal: Definition & Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Internal Force: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - External Force: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Tare Weight: Definition & Calculation  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Tare Weight vs. Net Weight  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - What is Concrete? - Composition & Use in Construction  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Difference Between Concrete & Cement  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Edge Dislocation: Definition & Motion  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - PNP Transistor: Definition & Equations  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - What is a Diode? - Definition & Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - What is a Zener Diode? - Definition & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - What is a Schottky Diode? - Characteristics & Applications  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - What is a Flyback Diode? - Purpose & Calculations  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Tunnel Diode: Characteristics & Applications  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - PIN Diode: Characteristics & Applications  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - What is Direct Current?  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - What is an Integrated Circuit (IC)?  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - NPN vs. PNP Transistors  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - NPN Transistor: Definition & Equations  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Voltage Drop: Definition & Calculation  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Kirchoff's Voltage Law: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - What is Voltage? - Definition & Units  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Voltage Divider Circuit: Rule, Bias & Formula  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Amplifier Voltage Gain: Calculation & Formula  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Difference Between Voltage and Current  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Power Supply: Definition & Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - What is a Light Emitting Diode (LED)? - Definition & Applications  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Piezoelectric Effect: Definition & Applications  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Voltage Spike: Definition, Causes & Protection  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Active vs. Passive Components in Electronics  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - What is RFID? - Definition & Applications  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - What is an Antenna? - Definition & Uses  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Radio Wave: Definition, Spectrum & Uses  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - What is a Transistor? - Definition, Function & Uses  Take Quiz
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