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Content Types in AccessEngineering
Search and read the latest editions of renowned engineering handbooks, reference, and upper-level textbooks. Filter to specific book components including figures, tables, graphs, and example problems. Categories of books on AccessEngineering include:
AccessEngineering has over 900 instructional videos created by engineering faculty that show step-by-step solutions to example problems. All videos offer closed captioning and full transcripts.
Graphs & Tables:
AccessEngineering's interactive graphs and downloadable tables help users visualize and analyze data. Pinpoint values on a graph or input specific values for the variables. Download data from tables into an Excel spreadsheet for further data manipulation.
AccessEngineering’s Excel spreadsheet calculators contain embedded data and formulas to streamline complex calculations. Download in Excel and save to your computer for offline use.
Case Studies are designed to be used in case method teaching, presenting real-world examples of engineering applications along with questions and problems tied to specific ABET learning objectives.
What is AccessEngineering?
AccessEngineering is an award-winning engineering references and teaching platform that delivers world-renowed, interdisciplinary engineering content integrated with analytical teaching and learning tools. AccessEngineering prepares students to solve real-world problems, makes curriculum planning and delivery easy for faculty, and helps professionals find relevant information faster, driving increased ROI.
AccessEngineering Searching & Filtering Tutorial
AccessEngineering Browsing by Subject & Course Tutorial
AccessEngineering Using Book Content Tutorial
AccessEngineering Additional Content Types Tutorial
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