An Exploration of Symmetry (Eligible for NTU Credit)

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An Exploration of Symmetry (Eligible for NTU Credit)

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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[IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE NO-CREDIT ON-DEMAND VERSION OF THIS COURSE PLEASE GO TO https://www.coursera.org/learn/symmetry]. Learn how to identify symmetrical forms and appreciate their importance in nature, art, architecture, crystallography and technology. Understand symmetry quantitatively, recognize its role in beauty and design, and appreciate its function in our everyday life. The level of difficulty is intermediate-to-hard with a workload is 7-10 hrs/week. This MOOC is for credit, and students who obtain a Verified Certificate by submitting and authenticating at least 8 out of the 9 assignments with an overall mark of more than 60%, earn 3 Academic Units (AU) that can be directed towards either an Unrestricted Elective (UE) or General Elective (GE-STS) subject at NTU. The usual NTU examination procedure requires student identification through webcam plus keystroke patterning for each assignment submission with a no-tolera... [IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE NO-CREDIT ON-DEMAND VERSION OF THIS COURSE PLEASE GO TO https://www.coursera.org/learn/symmetry]. Learn how to identify symmetrical forms and appreciate their importance in nature, art, architecture, crystallography and technology. Understand symmetry quantitatively, recognize its role in beauty and design, and appreciate its function in our everyday life. The level of difficulty is intermediate-to-hard with a workload is 7-10 hrs/week. This MOOC is for credit, and students who obtain a Verified Certificate by submitting and authenticating at least 8 out of the 9 assignments with an overall mark of more than 60%, earn 3 Academic Units (AU) that can be directed towards either an Unrestricted Elective (UE) or General Elective (GE-STS) subject at NTU. The usual NTU examination procedure requires student identification through webcam plus keystroke patterning for each assignment submission with a no-tolerance policy towards cheating (https://www.coursera.org/about/terms/honorcode and http://www.ntu.edu.sg/SAO/Pages/HonourCode.aspx). Students who are found to cheat, tamper with or falsify grades, or collude on assignments will be denied credits. It is not necessary to be enrolled at NTU to be awarded 3 AU and once received the AU remain valid 3 years. Because this is a for-credit course students must join the Signature Track stream within the first 2 week add-drop period (up to 22 January 2016, 2359 hrs) in accordance with NTU rules.
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This eight week course is divided into two "tracks". The first track is for artists and those who wish to gain a general knowledge of symmetry and how it is used. The second track is for those that wish to go further to learn the applications of symmetry in crystallography and atomic bonding. I am a graphic artist so the first track was of interest to me. This is a excellent course but was rather advanced for me. There is also a lot to take in during the first four weeks including point symmetry, asymmetric tiling and chirality, 2D and 3D symmetry operations and the 17 plane groups. Most of the descriptions of these concepts use equations. There is a fairly large amount of reference content, and some of it had legibility issues during the time that I took this course. Using discussion forums, I was able to locate better copies. I think this was the second time this course was offered as a MOOC so there are still some things being imp... This eight week course is divided into two "tracks". The first track is for artists and those who wish to gain a general knowledge of symmetry and how it is used. The second track is for those that wish to go further to learn the applications of symmetry in crystallography and atomic bonding. I am a graphic artist so the first track was of interest to me. This is a excellent course but was rather advanced for me. There is also a lot to take in during the first four weeks including point symmetry, asymmetric tiling and chirality, 2D and 3D symmetry operations and the 17 plane groups. Most of the descriptions of these concepts use equations. There is a fairly large amount of reference content, and some of it had legibility issues during the time that I took this course. Using discussion forums, I was able to locate better copies. I think this was the second time this course was offered as a MOOC so there are still some things being improved. Overall, the first track of the course was excellent and I feel that I've learned a lot. It is quite difficult and I could see how other student were struggling during the peer reviews. It would be great to offer the first track alone as an eight week course to make the learning more manageable. I plan to view the rest of the video lectures because now I am fascinated with how symmetry works and want to learn how it applies on an atomic level.
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