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MindTap Engineering for Civil Engineering Materials 1st Edition

Nagaratnam Sivakugan, Carthigesu T. Gnanendran, Rabin Tuladhar, M. Bobby Kannan

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Overview

MindTap® Engineering for Sivakugan/Gnanendran/Tuladhar/Kannan's Civil Engineering Materials, 1st Edition, is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today’s students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie-cutter into cutting-edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. As an instructor using MindTap, you have at your fingertips the right content and unique set of tools curated specifically for your course, all in an interface designed to improve learning and save time when planning lessons and course structure. The control to build and personalize your course is all yours, focusing on the most relevant material while also lowering costs for your students. Stay connected and informed in your course through real-time student tracking that provides the opportunity to adjust the course as needed based on analytics of interactivity in the course.

Nagaratnam Sivakugan, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia

Dr. Sivakugan received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, with First Class Honors. He earned his MSCE and Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, U.S.A. Dr. Sivakugan’s writings include eight books, 140 refereed international journal papers, 100 refereed international conference papers, and more than 100 consulting reports. As a registered professional engineer of Queensland and a chartered professional engineer, Dr. Sivakugan does substantial consulting work for the geotechnical and mining industry in Australia and overseas, including the World Bank. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers Australia. He has supervised 14 Ph.D. students to completion at James Cook University, Queensland, Australia, where he was the Head of Civil Engineering from 2003 to 2014. He is an Associate Editor for three international journals and serves in the editorial boards of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal and the Indian Geotechnical Journal.

Carthigesu T. Gnanendran, The University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy

Dr. Gnanendran finished his Ph.D. at University of Western Ontario, Canada and taught at University of New Brunswick for three years before joining University of New South Wales at Canberra, Australia. He is an Associate Editor for the Canadian Geotechnical Journal and serves on the editorial board of Geotextiles and Geomembranes. His research interests include geosynthetics and pavements, where he has supervised 10 Ph.D. students to completion. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Gnanendran worked for several years in multinational consulting companies in Nigeria, Canada, and Sri Lanka.

Rabin Tuladhar, James Cook University

Dr. Tuladhar received his Ph.D. from Saitama University, Japan, and worked at University of Canterbury, New Zealand, before joining James Cook University, where he is the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning at the College of Science, Technology and Engineering. His research interests include innovate construction materials, durability of concrete, sustainability and life cycle assessment.

M. Bobby Kannan, James Cook University

Dr. Mathan completed his Ph.D. at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and worked at Monash University for three years before joining James Cook University, Australia. His research interests include corrosion and biomaterials where he has completed ground breaking research during the past 10 years.
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eBook FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS: The acclaimed MindTap Reader boasts a multimedia rich experience with tagged note-taking, highlighting, and bookmarking for easy study guide creation.

END-OF-CHAPTER QUIZZES test students’ knowledge of the concepts in each chapter.

IMAGE GALLERIES provide students with knowledge beyond the classroom of civil engineering field experiences.
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This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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"MindTap's greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable."

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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Solution Manual

ISBN: 9781337273077
Complimentary to faculty who adopt the text, the password-protected Instructor’s Solutions Manual contains solutions to all the problems in the main text and is available for download from the book’s companion website. You simply need a verified instructor log-in to access the site.

Instructor’s Companion Website

ISBN: 9781337273107
This Instructor’s Companion Site contains helpful instructor-only resources, including a set of PowerPoint Slides containing Lecture Notes for instructors. The Instructor’s Solutions Manual is also available for download from this secure website. You simply need a verified instructor log-in to access site.