Introduction to 3D Spatial Visualization: An Active Approach / Edition 1

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Take advantage of the power of technology to develop 3D spatial visualization skills and minimize the learning curve! This revolutionary multimedia CD-ROM and its companion workbook are aimed at helping users develop the skills they need for success in a variety of technical careers, including: engineering, architecture, medicine, computer database operation, chemistry, and more. Nine fun, easy-to-use modules provide first-hand experience in working with isometric drawings, orthographic projections, reflections and symmetry, surfaces and solids of revolution, plus combining solids. Each module consists of a multimedia software component, as well as a workbook component, enabling users to learn by doing. Whether integrated into courses that require extensive 3D spatial visualization, or used as a remediation tool to help students who may be struggling due to poorly developed skills, Introduction to 3D Spatial Visualization will provide every user with a highly interactive and long-lasting learning experience.

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This workbook and companion CD-ROM will help users develop skills needed in technical careers including engineering, architecture, medicine, computer database operation, and chemistry. Nine learning modules provide hands-on experience in working with isometric drawings, orthographic projections, reflections and symmetry, surfaces and solids of revolution, and combining solids. Each module consists of a multimedia software component as well as a workbook component. The package is appropriate for self-paced or lab-oriented learning. Sorby teaches civil and environmental engineering and chairs the Department of Engineering Fundamentals at Michigan Technological University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401813895
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/23/2002
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 372,481
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheryl Sorby is currently a professor of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University, where she was formerly the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and the Department Chair of Engineering Fundamentals. She was the recipient of the Betty Vetter research award through the Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network (WEPAN) for her work in improving the success of women engineering students through the development of a spatial skills course. She has also received the Engineering Design Graphics Distinguished Service Award, the Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award, all from ASEE, where she serves as Associate Editor of Advances in Engineering Education.

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

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Table of Contents

Isometric Sketching Orthographic Projection 2-D Patterns Folding to 3-D Objects Rotation of Objects about a Single Axis Rotation of Objects about Two or More Axes Reflection and Symmetry Cross-Sections of Solids Surfaces and Solids of Revolution Combining Solids

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