Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics Principles, Third Edition

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9780130082084: Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics Principles, Third Edition

More than just a book, this text is part of a system to teach engineering mechanics, a system comprised of three components 1) this core principles book, 2) algorithmic problem material available online, and 3) a course management system to track and monitor student progress. By using this system, instructors and their students will benefit from increased flexibility in the ability to assign and grade problems, and the ability to make sure each student works a "unique" version of a problem, all coming at a lower price and in a smaller package.

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On-Line Assignments at
www.prenhall.com/bedford

This paperback version of Engineering Mechanics—Dynamics, Third Edition, comes with access to PHGradeAssist—Prentice Hall's on-line, algorithmic homework generator and grading system. Using this system, professors create assignments from over 1500 Dynamics problems keyed to this book by chapter and section. When students access these problems on-line, PHGradeAssist generates a unique version of the problem for each student. Students may print out their problem sets and work them off line or answers can be submitted and graded by the system and tracked in an instructor on-line gradebook.

What is Missing From This "Principles" Version?

No core theoretical or example material has been deleted from the typical Dynamics presentation; students and instructors will find a compete discussion of the subject. Most problem material has been removed from the printed text, since students using this book will get their homework assignments on line.

For complete information, go to www.prenhall.com/bedford and consult the "About This Package" section of the text. You will need an access code to use this system. All new hooks automatically come with access code cards, which are also sold separately through your bookstore. Professors needing access codes should contact their local PH rep or email engineering@prenhall.com.

About the Author:

Anthony Bedford is Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.S. degree at the University of Texas at Austin, his M.S. degree at the California Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. degree at Rice University in 1967. He has industrial experience at Douglas Aircraft Company and at TRW, where he did structural dynamics and trajectory analyses for the Apollo program. He has been on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin since 1968.

Dr. Bedford's main professional activity has been education and research in engineering mechanics. He has been principal investigator on grants from the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research, and from 1973 until 1983 was a consultant to Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico. His other books include Hamilton's Principle in Continuum Mechanics, Introduction to Elastic Wave Propagation (with D.S. Drumheller), and Mechanics of Materials (with K.M. Liechti).

Wallace T. Fowler holds the Paul D. and Betty Robertson Meek Professorship in Engineering in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Fowler received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Texas at Austin, and has been on the faculty there since 1965. During Fall 1976, he was on the staff of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, California, and in 1981-1982 he was a visiting professor at the United States Air Force Academy. Since 1991 he has been Associate Director of the Texas Space Grant Consortium.

Dr. Fowler's areas of teaching and research are dynamics, orbital mechanics, and spacecraft mission design. He is author or coauthor of technical papers on trajectory optimization, attitude dynamics, and space mission planning and has also published papers on the theory and practice of engineering teaching. He has received numerous teaching awards including the Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award, the General Dynamics Teaching Excellence Award, the Halliburton Education Foundation Award of Excellence, the ASEE Fred Merryfield Design Award, and the AIAA-ASEE Distinguished Aerospace Educator Award. He is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a licensed professional engineer, a member of several technical societies, and a Fellow of both the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Society for Engineering Education. In 2000-2001, he served as president of the American Society for Engineering Education.

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