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Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2018
The problem with this textbook and many textbooks like it is that it doesn't teach. The chapters have practice problems given, but no way in which to check if our solutions are correct. Some of the questions are too poorly written to understand what they are describing without further explanation. If a student has to use Google or Chegg in order to learn something from the text, then the textbook failed at the job of teaching.
Ex: Problem 2.21 at the end of chapter 2 describes a "Rheological Diagram." It somehow didn't occur to the authors that this would be a new term to their readers. It didn't even occur to them to give an example of such a diagram. There are multiple ideas which they seem to expect the reader to know from the questions at the end of the chapter but give no examples in the text on how to solve such problems, let alone solutions or expanded solution guides.
The traditional idea that students should not be able to see the solutions of even some of the problems in the text book is asinine. The PRACTICE problems in a text book should be there for PRACTICE. The needs of a student who lacks the responsibility to attempt the problem before looking at the answer should not be a higher priority than the needs of an honest student that is sincerely stuck on how to solve the problem. Countless hours are wasted with no learning taking place because authors like these fail to leave enough instructions on how to connect the dots. They don't even leave all of the dots that need to be connected. This textbook only vaguely describes the concepts that it's supposed to teach, avoiding straightforward details and examples which would be necessary for learning anything significant at all.
If you are thinking about using this textbook for your class, take a look at what similar concepts are covered by Khan Academy videos first and demand that the quality of your expensive textbook that you force your students to buy on top of paying tuition be of a similar quality in actual EDUCATION.
[note: This review has nothing to do with the seller, only the product and it's authors]