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The Resource Everyday engineering : understanding the marvels of daily life, Professor Stephen Ressler, (videorecording)

Everyday engineering : understanding the marvels of daily life, Professor Stephen Ressler, (videorecording)

Label
Everyday engineering : understanding the marvels of daily life
Title
Everyday engineering
Title remainder
understanding the marvels of daily life
Statement of responsibility
Professor Stephen Ressler
Title variation
Understanding the marvels of daily life
Contributor
Teacher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Look around you. Great masterpieces of engineering are everywhere. As soon as you get out of bed in the morning, you are putting centuries of scientific and mechanical ingenuity to use. So familiar are these structures, inventions, and services that they are all but invisible. Yet they are just as remarkable as great works such as the Parthenon, the Eiffel Tower, and the Panama Canal. Everyday Engineering: Understanding the Marvels of Daily Life is an indispensable guide to the way things work in the world around you. Conducting this eye-opening tour is Professor Stephen Ressler of the United States Military Academy at West Point, an award-winning civil engineer and a nationally honored leader in engineering education. In 36 half-hour lectures, richly illustrated with instructive physical models, computer animations, and graphics designed by Professor Ressler himself, you start by learning how a house is put together with all its subsystems. Then you move outside to trace the origin and route of water, power, and telecommunications networks. Finally, you hit the road to discover how automobiles function and how roads and highway bridges are engineered. Along the way, Everyday Engineering investigates power plants, dams, aqueducts, railroads, communication satellites, home energy efficiency, simple machines around the house, recycling, and many other topics. No background in science or engineering is needed to follow this riveting presentation, which gives you deep insight into the underlying simplicity of the complex systems that enhance our lives
Member of
Cataloging source
OCD
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
620
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
LC call number
TA155
LC item number
.E94 2015
PerformerNote
Presenter, Stephen Ressler, United States Military Academy at West Point
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ressler, Stephen J.
  • Teaching Company
  • Recorded Books, LLC
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/unknown
Series statement
Great courses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Filmed lectures
  • Educational films
  • Nonfiction films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Everyday engineering : understanding the marvels of daily life, Professor Stephen Ressler, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • 36 lectures, 30 minutes per lecture
  • Course workbook in PDF format
  • "Course No. 1116"--Container
Accompanying material
1 bonus disc with course workbook.
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Dam, reservoir, and aqueduct design
  • Water treatment and distribution
  • Wastewater disposal and treatment
  • Fossil fuels: coal,oil, and natural gas
  • Power generation from coal
  • Oil, gas, and nuclear power
  • disc 3.
  • Renewable sources of electricity
  • Electrical power transmission: the grid
  • Electrical power distribution
  • Disc 1.
  • Everyday thermodynamics: refrigeration
  • Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning
  • Home energy efficiency
  • disc 4.
  • Passive solar and net-zero- energy homes
  • The plain old telephone service
  • The global telecommunications network
  • Cellular phone technology
  • Satellites and satellite communications
  • Simple machines around the houses
  • Engineering and technology in your world
  • disc 5.
  • User-centered design
  • The internal combustion engine
  • Torque, power, and transmission
  • The drivetrain
  • Suspension, steering, and braking
  • Highway engineering
  • disc 6.
  • Traffic engineering
  • Everyday bridges
  • Your house as an engineered system
  • Tunnel engineering
  • The railroad
  • Solid waste disposal and recycling
  • The future: engineering for sustainability
  • Three structural systems for load bearing
  • Platform-framed housing construction
  • The building envelope
  • Site design and storm runoff
  • disc 2.
Control code
sky282553060
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (1080 min.)
Isbn
9781501924361
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
jp 01/17
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
GV0629
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)966290987
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Everyday engineering : understanding the marvels of daily life, Professor Stephen Ressler, (videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • 36 lectures, 30 minutes per lecture
  • Course workbook in PDF format
  • "Course No. 1116"--Container
Accompanying material
1 bonus disc with course workbook.
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Dam, reservoir, and aqueduct design
  • Water treatment and distribution
  • Wastewater disposal and treatment
  • Fossil fuels: coal,oil, and natural gas
  • Power generation from coal
  • Oil, gas, and nuclear power
  • disc 3.
  • Renewable sources of electricity
  • Electrical power transmission: the grid
  • Electrical power distribution
  • Disc 1.
  • Everyday thermodynamics: refrigeration
  • Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning
  • Home energy efficiency
  • disc 4.
  • Passive solar and net-zero- energy homes
  • The plain old telephone service
  • The global telecommunications network
  • Cellular phone technology
  • Satellites and satellite communications
  • Simple machines around the houses
  • Engineering and technology in your world
  • disc 5.
  • User-centered design
  • The internal combustion engine
  • Torque, power, and transmission
  • The drivetrain
  • Suspension, steering, and braking
  • Highway engineering
  • disc 6.
  • Traffic engineering
  • Everyday bridges
  • Your house as an engineered system
  • Tunnel engineering
  • The railroad
  • Solid waste disposal and recycling
  • The future: engineering for sustainability
  • Three structural systems for load bearing
  • Platform-framed housing construction
  • The building envelope
  • Site design and storm runoff
  • disc 2.
Control code
sky282553060
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (1080 min.)
Isbn
9781501924361
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
jp 01/17
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
GV0629
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)966290987
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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