Academic Use of Structural Mechanics
The most-complete understanding
What distinguishes a good engineer from a really good one? The best
engineers have developed an internal understanding not only of the tools of
engineering but also of the principles behind them.
Structural Mechanics' unique combination of numerical and algebraic tools
form a natural bridge between the analytic principles of engineering and
the resulting numerical calculations. The student can see both the what and
the why of the results more completely than with any other computing tool.
Dozens of prebuilt, easily customizable examples
Structural Mechanics offers dozens of prebuilt, easily customized
exercises demonstrating—and letting your students interactively experiment
with—important principles of mechanics. With surprisingly little effort you
can create or customize exercises and even attention-grabbing
lectures, giving your students invaluable experience in these vital areas.
Minimal impact on allocation of classroom time
Chances are good that your students may already be familiar with
Mathematica since many of the most respected engineering schools use
Mathematica as part of their core science and math curricula. Also,
Structural Mechanics includes an extensive, interactive online help system
to guide beginning users. Thus, only a small amount of valuable classroom and
preparation time is required to get your students up and running, and you
won't have to turn your lesson plans inside out to make room for Structural
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