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Introduction to Steel (edX)

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Explore the science, history, industrial and cultural significance of steel.

This course is an introduction to steel, exploring its history and cultural context, where it comes from, how it works, why we use so much of it, and how we might use it in the future. The following concepts will be covered:

- The basics of steel smelting

- The properties of steel and their origins

- Its relationship with society

- The sustainability of a world underpinned by steel

The course is delivered in a lively manner using everyday examples, demonstrations, and film footage of steel making.