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Enph 131 advice

  1. Feb 13, 2010 #1
    Hi,

    I'm looking for a really good source of Enph 131 questions. Difficult questions that can help me do well on my midterm. We are currently using Hibbeler 12th edition. But I find that this textbook's example problems aren't hard enough.

    Can somebody please provide some good sources of difficult level problems?

    So far, we've learned kinematics, curvilinear motion, constrained motion, relative motion, and kinetics.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)
     
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  3. Feb 14, 2010 #2
    Welcome to the forum.

    For all of us that don't attend your school, what is Enph 131? Also, who is Hibbeler and what is the title of his book?

    How difficult a problem are you looking for? What level of mathematics are you at?

    Thanks
    Matt
     
  4. Feb 14, 2010 #3
    Enph131 is the introductory course to engineering mechanics. I'm currently a first year engineering student. Hibbeler is the author of the engineering mechanics dynamics textbook our class uses. As for difficulty, anything difficult relating to the material we've cover would be great!
     
  5. Feb 14, 2010 #4
    Well, this book will keep you busy. I am assuming that you have had vector calculus and differential equations and I would bet that since you are a first year engineering student that this assumption is wrong. That is why I asked "What level of mathematics are you at?". As far as your book is concerned, I have no idea what level of difficulty it is, so again I am assuming that the one I have listed below is more advanced.

    https://www.amazon.com/Vector-Mecha...=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266181537&sr=8-2

    FYI. (For your information) when you refer to a book, provide a link to it. (if possible) This makes helping you out much easier because the people helping you don't have to hunt/search the internet for the book.

    Also, answer the questions that the people helping you are asking. We don't ask these questions for the simple fun of asking, so answer them.

    When you use anacronyms (abbreviations) that are not univeraslly known please specify what they mean.

    Lastly, the more information that you specify, the better and quicker someone will help you.

    Thanks
    Matt
     
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  6. Feb 14, 2010 #5
    Sorry Matt. Still new to this lol. So far, the math involved in our engineering physics mechanics class is derivatives, integrals, matrices, unit vectors etc. Basic stuff.

    The link to the text book I have is provided here: http://www.amazon.ca/Engineering-Mechanics-Dynamics-Russell-Hibbeler/dp/0136077919"

    as for level of difficulty, I was hoping they would provide questions of various scenarios and such ... tricky questions.

    Thanks for the link btw
     
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  7. Feb 15, 2010 #6

    MATLABdude

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    Welcome to PhysicsForums, Ricky!

    I'm going to step out on a limb and guess that you're a Canadian undergrad in Engineering (University, or one of the feeder colleges) since you link to Amazon.CA and use the same textbook just about every first year engineering student in Canada has been using for the last 30 years (don't knock it: it's good). There's probably a few student groups (check the blanket engineering club / society or the mechanical engineering specific one) that have old practice exams you can use to study off of.

    Now, if it's even more specific, and you're at the University of Alberta you can check with the Engineering Students' Society (ESS) office or the Students' Union Exam Registry:
    http://ess.ualberta.ca/
    https://services.su.ualberta.ca/exams/
     
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  9. Feb 17, 2010 #8
    thanks MATLABdude and Unit91Actual for the links!!
     
  10. Feb 17, 2010 #9
    Sure thing dude, and I should point out that even though I said "grad school," they're definitely on an undergrad level. In fact, that's why they were so helpful. I had gradually forgotten things with time, and they quickly got me back up to speed. Good luck in your endeavors, sir!
     
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