Each of the courses at eCourses have a full
electronic textbook that can integrated with the syllabus or used as a
stand-alone text. Students always have access to the eBook without logging
into the system by clicking on the "eBook" link within the respective
course page. This link opens up a separate window that has links to all
chapters as shown at the left.
The eBook can be navigated by clicking the chapter and then the section.
Like a printed textbook, you can move from chapter to chapter or section
to section without restriction.
Each section has a detailed case study of a typical engineering problem
that is used to illustrate the concept covered in that section. There
is also a theory page that presents the basic engineering principles and
equations needed for to solve that case.
To help understand each cases and its associated theory, various media
types are used such as animations, sound, graphics, and simulations. In
each section, there is also a detailed simulation where the user can vary
different parameters used in the case study. This permits the user to
better understand how each of the variables in the case study effect the