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MindTap® Engineering, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Das/Sivakugan's Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering, 2nd Edition

  • Braja M. Das California State University, Sacramento
  • Siva Sivakugan James Cook University
  • ISBN-10: 1305499328  |  ISBN-13: 9781305499324
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.00
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MindTap™ Engineering for Das/Sivakugan's Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering, 2nd 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. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

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    ISBN-10: 130549931X | ISBN-13: 9781305499317

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MindTap® Engineering, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Das' Principles of Foundation Engineering  (ISBN-10: 1305253221 | ISBN-13: 9781305253223)

MindTap is a new personal learning experience that combines all your digital assets—readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments—into a singular learning path to improve student outcomes.

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MindTap® Engineering, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Das' Principles of Foundation Engineering  (ISBN-10: 1305253221 | ISBN-13: 9781305253223)

MindTap™ Engineering for Das' Principles of Foundation Engineering, 8th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Access to this product is valid for 12 months of usage.

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Meet the Author

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Braja M. Das

Dr. Braja Das is Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. He received his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of a number of geotechnical engineering texts and reference books and more than 250 technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering. His primary areas of research include shallow foundations, earth anchors, and geosynthetics. Dr. Das is a Fellow and Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Life Member of the American Society for Engineering Education, and an Emeritus Member of the Chemical and Mechanical Stabilization Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council (Washington D.C.). He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the AMOCO Foundation Award, the AT&T Award for Teaching Excellence from the American Society for Engineering Education, the Ralph Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Siva Sivakugan

Dr. Sivakugan received his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, with First Class Honours, and MSCE and PhD from Purdue University. His writings include three books, seven book chapters, 100 refereed international journal papers, 70 refereed international conference papers, and more than 100 consulting reports. He is a registered professional engineer of Queensland, a chartered professional engineer, and is a Fellow of both Engineers Australia and American Society of Civil Engineers. He is the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering (UK) and serves on other editorial boards. He is an Australian Research Council Ozreader, and is currently a reviewer for more than 20 international journals.