SOURCE: Knovel


May 24, 2010 08:30 ET

Knovel Adds Interactive Problem Sets to Popular Engineering Textbook

"The Science and Engineering of Materials" Textbook Now Includes Problem Sets Students Can Answer Using Knovel

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 24, 2010) -  Knovel, a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, incorporated real-world problem sets into the 6th edition of the textbook, "The Science and Engineering of Materials," by Askeland, Fulay and Wright. Working closely with publisher Cengage Learning, Knovel has added value to the core text by presenting a unique set of problems and solutions in each chapter. Based upon the topic of each chapter, students can search Knovel's engineering content and use the search optimization features and data analysis tools to answer a range of questions.

"Using Knovel to answer problem sets in the text will help students to increase their knowledge of the subject matter, while gaining experience with the specialized databases and technical search strategies they'll use in the workplace," said Sasha Gurke, co-founder and senior vice president of Knovel. "We were pleased to work with Cengage Learning on this initiative as it was well aligned with our objective to provide access to reliable and relevant engineering content."

Currently, more than 300 universities, including 12 of the top 15 engineering schools in the U.S., subscribe to Knovel. Students and instructors at non-subscribing schools will have trial access to select Knovel content for a semester in order to complete problems highlighted in the text.

"We continually seek innovative ways to successfully engage students in the learning process, so we were particularly interested in Knovel's combination of reference content and data analysis tools," said Chris Shortt, publisher of the Global Engineering Program for Cengage Learning. "Knovel's additions to 'The Science and Engineering of Materials' text will help professors expand the variety of problem sets they provide to students and allow them to comply with certification programs provided by ASEE."

Instructors may also access the problems and solutions online at

For more information about The Science and Engineering of Materials by Askeland, Fulay and Wright, please contact a Cengage Learning Sales Representative at +1 (866) 349-2431. For more information on how to use Knovel, email or call the Knovel Sales team at +1 (866) 240-8174.

About Knovel
Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Customers include 70 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 300 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit or call +1 (866) 303-3336.

About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company's products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. Cengage Learning's brands include Heinle, Gale, Wadsworth, Delmar, Brooks/Cole and South-Western, among others. For more information on Cengage Learning please visit

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