WileyPLUS course:
Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics
Benson H. Tongue, Benson H. Tongue, Daniel T. Kawano, Daniel T. Kawano
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Product Description

Dynamics can be a major frustration for those students who don’t relate to the logic behind the material -- and this includes many of them! This online course meets their needs by combining rigor with user friendliness. The presentation in this online course is very personalized, giving students the sense that they are having a one-on-one discussion with the authors. This minimizes the air of mystery that a more austere presentation can engender, and aids immensely in the students’ ability to retain and apply the material. The authors do not skimp on rigor but at the same time work tirelessly to make the material accessible and, as far as possible, fun to learn.

Key Features

·         Emphasis on sketching: The importance of communicating solutions through graphics is continuously emphasized. An innovative illustration format that uses engineering graph paper background and a hand-sketched look reinforces how students should be documenting their solutions.

·         Development of structured problem-solving procedures: A consistent analysis procedure is introduced early in the online course and used consistently throughout all worked examples. Several key steps are emphasized, including explicitly listing Assumptions made, and the importance of Draw and Check as part of the solution.

·         Analyzing dynamic motion with computers: Throughout the book, examples and exercises make use of computational approaches. Exercises that require the computer are labeled Computational, making it easy for the instructor to locate.

·         Application of principles to engineering systems: System Analysis (SA) Exercises offer students the opportunity to apply mechanics principles to broader systems. These exercises are more open-ended than those in other parts of the course, and can have more than one correct answer.

·         Inclusion of useful study tools: Learning Objectives open each chapter. “Just the Facts” sections at the end of each chapter summarize key terms, key equations, and key concepts. Key equations are highlighted in yellow and key terms in bold blue type when they first appear.


WileyPLUS is an online teaching and learning platform that helps you and your students achieve educational success. WileyPLUS gives students opportunities for practice, organizes learning to show connections between assessment and learning content, and tracks progress to help students stay on path for success. Each element of the online experience has been crafted to form part of a cohesive learning experience that leverages the unique capabilities available in a digital setting. To address student learning and mastery challenges, the WileyPLUS course for Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics provides:

• ORION FOUNDATIONS: An adaptive practice system that helps students build their proficiency on important prerequisite math and physics topics and use their study time most effectively.

• Diagnostic assessment before each new chapter: Students can gauge their readiness for each new chapter—and what they may need to review further—with a brief diagnostic quiz.

• A consistent instructional cadence of tell, show, do: For each new major concept within a chapter, students will read or watch a passage that develops it, then see solved examples that apply it, and finally have an opportunity to master it through progressive, interactive exercises.

• Scaffolded learning:

Practice exercises and a selection of homework problems will use techniques such as hints, partial solutions, feedback on common mistakes, and progressive complexity to build student confidence and reinforce skills.

• Optional pathways and resources: The course supports differences in students’ ideal learning styles. For example, they will be able to choose a preferred pathway through the conceptual and example content: video, textual, or a mixture of both. All practice exercises will be available to students for self-study, even if they are not formally assigned by instructors for assessment.


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Benson H. Tongue, Benson H. Tongue, Daniel T. Kawano, Daniel T. Kawano