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Chapter 5 Initial Posting

Howdy all,

I just posted the first set of chapter 5 problems, due to time restrictions I have worked a selection of 24 problems that should cover all of the material for exam 5. If I have missed any of the suggested homework problems let me know and I'll try to get those posted before the exam! I'll be choosing another selection from the latter half of the chapter to cover the final exam material as well.

Membership is over 130 now, and y'all streamed an astounding 14.48 GB of video from the site on Wednesday the 29th alone! (There was a significant loss of interest by Friday when there was only 720 MB of bandwidth usage.) I know that you're watching them; I hope that they are helping you understand dynamics more fully and easily.

It's important to me that the content here is and remains free of charge to all who are interested in mastering engineering. But I do spend a lot of time and effort generating what goes on this website, and I can only do that through donations and paid tutoring. So if you've benefited from the site, please consider donating!

Quick update

Howdy all!

First off, I want to thank those of you who have made donations, it means a lot to me that you are finding the content useful!

Secondly, I'm happy to say that we are up to 115 members (it went up to 116 while writing this post)! I'm not sure how many students are enrolled in 363 this semester, but I would imagine there are about 140 seats.  Anybody have that information?

I'm working on the chapter 4 content as quickly as my schedule allows, but I've been doing a lot of online tutoring the last two weeks and am a little behind my schedule for the new content, and I may be doing a bit of a staggered release. Check back often.

Lastly, I'm considering taking a trip back to College Station prior to exam 4 to hold a live question and answer session, let me know what you think!

PS. Firefox doesn't natively support the encoding I use for the content on this site (instead the server renders it to flash which sucks), however Chrome handles it great. So, to experience the best possible quality of content consider using Chrome!

Chapter 3 Complete!

All the problems for Chapter 3 are finished and posted along with three new concept videos!

This set of material marks the first time we will deal with several masses that aren't constrained to move as one unit, and we will be exploring concepts from linear algebra to help us understand and conceptualize the simultaneous motion of multiple bodies.

Enjoy!

About last night

Last night was crazy! I was getting new member notifications faster than I could read them, we are at nearly 80 members now. Also I checked the bandwidth usage from yesterday and it was huge: 9.71 GB. Of course, I had to do some extra figuring; it seems that about 96.2% of that was video being streamed. Moreover my average video encode is 0.957 MB/minute for the chapter 3 material you are studying. This means that as a combined mass y'all watched 9760 minutes of video yesterday. That is the equivalent of 6.7 days of instruction!

It's important to me that the content here is and remains free of charge to all who are interested in mastering engineering. But I do spend a lot of time and effort generating what goes on this website, and I can only do that through donations and paid tutoring. So if you've benefited from the site, please consider donating!

Keep up the studies. Good luck on the exam tonight!

50 Members!

Howdy all, I'm really happy to announce that TutorPaul.com has reached 50 members! I'm really happy that so many of you are using my site.

My apologies to those of you who are taking the course from Dr San Andres for not having the chapter 4 material posted. I do have some worked out problems that may be beneficial to your studies of the following material: Rolling without slipping, 3-bar mechanisms, and 4-bar mechanisms.

I'm working away on the remainder of chapter 3, and should be getting that content posted just as you take exam 2 on Thursday.

My schedule for next week is filling up, so if you think you'll want tutoring prior to the exam you should let me know!

Chapter 3 update coming soon!!

Howdy!

I'm taking a little break from editing the Chapter 3 solutions to say how happy I am that so many of you have joined TutorPaul.com (38 joined in the last 10 days)! I'm hoping you are finding this site to be a useful study tool as you prepare for the first exam. Remember that watching me solve these problems is only a guide and that in order to succeed you will have to work problems on your own too.

I want to invite you all to leave your comments, give me some feedback as I go about developing the rest of the solutions for this book. Also please point out errors when you find them! When possible I will correct them.

I also want you to know that this site is completely funded by donations. I've paid for the first year of hosting and I've committed myself to spend a bunch of time solving, recording, and editing the content herein. If you are finding it useful consider making a donation.

Anywho. Back to work with me. Good studies!

Updates!

The site is coming together! I've posted the first round of solutions for your enjoyment, let me know what you think. There are a few kinks to be worked out still, but hopefully I'll be posting the next round of material in about two weeks!

Welcome to tutorpaul.com

Howdy, as many of my students know I'm relocating this summer, but my services will still be available. Hopefully my services will be expanding greatly with the launch of this site. I'm presently developing a slew of online materials to facilitate your studies in on an ongoing basis. Check back soon!