Purdue University

Purdue University is a vast laboratory for discovery. The university is known not only for science, technology, engineering, and math programs, but also for our imagination, ingenuity, and innovation. It’s a place where those who seek an education come to make their ideas real — especially when those transformative discoveries lead to scientific, technological, social, or humanitarian impact.
Founded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Indiana, the university proudly serves its state as well as the nation and the world. Academically, Purdue’s role as a major research institution is supported by top-ranking disciplines in pharmacy, business, engineering, and agriculture. More than 39,000 students are enrolled here. All 50 states and 130 countries are represented. Add about 950 student organizations and Big Ten Boilermaker athletics, and you get a college atmosphere that’s without rival.
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Elastic Stability and Behavior of Members (edX)

May 10th 2021
Elastic Stability and Behavior of Members (edX)
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Learn elastic stability concepts including methods to evaluate stability including bifurcation method and energy methods. Learn the differential equations governing behavior of structural members, and use them for column buckling analysis. Stability is a critical design limit state for structural members and [...]
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Groundwater Contamination (edX)

The Earth is blue for its oceans and green for its groundwater. Access to clean freshwater is essential yet human activities deteriorate water quality. This unit describes contaminant transport in aquifers. Groundwater is the water beneath the ground surface. It is a vast freshwater reservoir often overlooked because invisible, [...]
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Post-Tensioned Structures (edX)

Mar 29th 2021
Post-Tensioned Structures (edX)
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Learn the essentials of design of post-tensioned concrete structures for use in concrete slabs or in preventing cracks and leakage in concrete water tanks. This module is currently offered in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering as part of the CE57200 “Prestressed Concrete Design” 3-Credits (CR) course in [...]
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Fundamentals of Transistors (edX)

Mar 29th 2021
Fundamentals of Transistors (edX)
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This course develops a simple framework for understanding the essential physics of transistors, including modern nanoscale transistors. Important technology considerations and circuit applications are also discussed. The transistor has been called the greatest invention of the 20th century - it enabled the electronics systems that have shaped the world [...]
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Applied Quantum Computing III: Algorithm and Software (edX)

Mar 29th 2021
Applied Quantum Computing III: Algorithm and Software (edX)
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Learn domain-specific quantum algorithms and how to run them on present-day quantum hardware. This course is part III of the series of Quantum computing courses, which covers aspects from fundamentals to present-day hardware platforms to quantum software and programming. The goal of part III is to discuss some of [...]
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Boltzmann Law: Physics to Computing (edX)

Mar 29th 2021
Boltzmann Law: Physics to Computing (edX)
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Provides a unified perspective connecting equilibrium statistical mechanics with stochastic neural networks and quantum computing. A unique course that connects three diverse fields using the unifying concept of a state-space with 2^N dimensions defined by N binary bits.
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Electrical-Based Non-Destructive Testing and Sensing (edX)

Mar 28th 2021
Electrical-Based Non-Destructive Testing and Sensing (edX)
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Learn how electrical-based nondestructive testing (NDT) methods and emerging infrastructure-sensing technologies are used to predict service life of civil engineering structures. Given that concrete elements are used in critical elements of infrastructure, determining the extent of degradation plays a critical role in managing the long-term performance of the concrete [...]
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Quantum Networking (edX)

Mar 28th 2021
Quantum Networking (edX)
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Learn about the science and engineering of future quantum networks whose security is guaranteed by laws of quantum physics. Applying exotic quantum properties such as entanglement to every-day applications such as communication and computation reveals new dimensions of such applications. Quantum encoding and entanglement distribution provide means to establish [...]
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Connections in Steel Structures (edX)

Mar 15th 2021
Connections in Steel Structures (edX)
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Understand steel connection behavior and explore connections with eccentricities, concentrated forces, and moments. Connection design is a critical component of structural design. Understanding how to design steel connections for any combination of axial, shear, and moment loads is fundamental to effective building design. This course will cover the design [...]
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Steel Beam and Plate Girder Design (edX)

Mar 15th 2021
Steel Beam and Plate Girder Design (edX)
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Learn fundamental concepts and applications of welded built-up steel plate girders including proportioning, flexural and shear strength, and local and global stability. Built-up plate girders are used extensively in bridges and as transfer girders in buildings. This course will cover the design of built-up plate girders with an emphasis [...]
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