New Textbook Offers Student-Centered Education

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When his own textbooks offered too few examples, author David Reynolds decided to write a new one.

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David Reynolds’ new book “Mechanics Made Easy: How to Solve Mechanical Problems” (published by Trafford Publishing) will supplement standard introductory-level school, college and university texts dealing with the subject of mechanics.

Mechanics is a branch of applied mathematics that studies moving objects as well as objects which are subjected to forces; this provides an insight into the relationships between mass, time, distance, velocity, momentum, acceleration, force, energy and power. These relationships make it possible to use mathematical techniques to quantify, model and solve problems when studying issues arising in nature and in many fields of human endeavor. Mechanics explains the secrets of modern life – how buildings and bridges remain standing, how vehicles can be sped up and slowed down, why objects float, how energy can be stored, and more.

“Mechanics Made Easy” covers common mechanics topics: statics, dynamics and kinematics.

“Mechanics Made Easy” consists of over 300 mechanics problems, each with its own step-by-step fully-worked solution. Over 500 clear, concise diagrams are provided to assist understanding of both problems and solutions. Working through these problems can help the student improve problem-solving skills and gain the confidence to tackle further questions.

Reynolds’ inspiration for this new book came during his own education. “I felt the standard textbooks provided insufficient worked examples,” he says, “and entertained the idea of writing my own textbook.” “Mechanics Made Easy” is the result.

About the Author
David Reynolds is a chartered engineer and chartered accountant and holds a first class honors degree in engineering, a B.A. degree in mathematics, and a master’s degree in business administration. He lives in Ireland.

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