Arthur Boresi and Richard Schmidt's new books on engineering mechanics represent a new standard for presentation of the concepts of statics and dynamics. Like all mechanics authors, Boresi and Schmidt strive to present the subject in a thorough and direct manner, with applications to real-world problems. However, they also realize that incorporation of effective learning aids can make understanding the material easier for many readers. Boresi and Schmidt have developed Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics around the SQ3R learning methodology. They present the technical principles of mechanics within the framework of a learning methodology that enables readers to better grasp, understand, and retain the material. The SQ3R method is a structured approach that directs the reader to develop a global view of the course material (one chapter at a time), to organize the material into manageable pieces, to read each piece for content and comprehension, and, finally, to review the material as a coherent whole. No other mechanics book available has these types of pedagogical devices built into each chapter!
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