Tutorial homework problems in Mastering Engineering are designed to emulate the instructor's office-hour environment, guiding you through learning engineering concepts in multi-step problems that provide feedback specific to your errors and offer optional hints that provide advice on how to approach the problem, or break down the problems into smaller steps.
Available in the Study Area for each Mastering course, Video Solutions are complete, step-by-step solution walkthroughs of representative homework problems from the course textbook. Video Solutions provide additional assistance for you with homework or preparing for an exam—hours of valuable review give you the help when you need it most.
The Study Area within Mastering Engineering offers course specific student resources* such as Video Tutorials and Solutions, software files and tutorials, math review, worked examples, and additional practice problems.
*Resources vary by course.
Watch how you can practice problem-solving skills by drawing shear and bending moment diagrams from the free-body diagram of a beam in Mastering Engineering.
Tour the Vector Drawing Tool in Mastering Engineering to learn about visualizing answers in the same way you might work a problem out by hand.
Using data gathered from all of the students using the program, Mastering offers wrong-answer feedback that is specific to you. Rather than simply providing feedback of the “right/wrong/try again” variety, Mastering guides you towards the correct final answer without giving the answer away.
Mastering provides hints of two types that help you work through, and ultimately, solve problems. Declarative hints provide advice on how to approach the problem, guiding you to the final answer. Socratic hints break a problem down into smaller sub-problems, which makes it easier for you to complete the original problem.
The Study Area in Mastering enables you to watch videos, work additional practice problems, review key concepts, access study tools, and more. The work done here is not reported to the instructor's grade book, making it the ideal area to practice at your own pace and without penalty.