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Beginner Level

High school algebra High school geometry

Approx. 11 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Identify the definitions of the key glossary terms related to tension and compression

  • Recognize why tensegrity structures and sculptures are different from other structures

  • Recognize where tension and compression is in different types of trusses

  • Recognize what determinancy is and how does it apply to trusses

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Shareable Certificate
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Beginner Level

High school algebra High school geometry

Approx. 11 hours to complete
English

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Dartmouth College

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Week 1
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Tension and Compression

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 4 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
Week
2
Week 2
6 hours to complete

Tensegrity, Trusses, and Determinancy

6 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 53 min), 9 readings, 6 quizzes
Week
3
Week 3
3 hours to complete

Building a Truss Bridge

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 5 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes

About the The Engineering of Structures Around Us Specialization

The Engineering of Structures Around Us

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