Don’t just memorize the mechanics of materials. Visualize them.
You know you really understand an engineering subject when you can visualize it in your “mind’s eye.” This is especially true of the mechanics of materials, one of the most challenging subjects you’ll need to master along the way to your engineering degree. In Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System, Timothy A. Philpot uses his award-winning MecMovies software to help you clearly visualize and understand mechanics phenomena thoroughly and easily.
MecMovies are a collection of animations, tutorials, games, and examples that have been proven to increase students’ visualization skills, confidence level in solving problems, and interest in the subject matter. Integrating the MecMovies instructional software throughout, Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System gives you extensive hands-on practice as you cover everything from stress and strain to bending, transverse shear, and combined loads.
Get the most out of the unique interactive experience of Mechanics of Materials with these hallmark features:
Visual communication uses stunning in-text illustrations and MecMovies to illuminate the subject and impress in your “mind’s eye” mental imagery needed to transfer the concepts to differing situations
Problem-solving schema give you the tools to organize and visualize the concepts and problem-solving procedures
Clear, well-written commentary explains why various steps are taken & illustrations help
Numerous, clear examples—over 940 homework problems in all—build your technical skills and prepare you for success in your subsequent engineering design courses