Philpot's Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System, 4th Edition, helps engineering students visualize key mechanics of materials concepts better than any text available, following a sound problem solving methodology while thoroughly covering all the basics.
Timothy A. Philpot is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly known as the University of Missouri-Rolla). He received his B.S. degree from the University of Kentucky in 1979, his M.Engr. degree from Cornell University in 1980, and his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 1992. In the 1980s, he worked as a structural engineer in the offshore construction industry in New Orleans, London, Houston, and Singapore. He joined the faculty at Murray State University in 1986, and since 1999, he has been on the faculty at Missouri S & T.< br/> Dr. Philpot's primary areas of teaching and research are in engineering mechanics and the development of interactive, multimedia educational software for the introductory engineering mechanics courses. He is the developer of MDSolids and MecMovies, two awardwinning instructional software packages. MDSolids-Educational Software for Mechanics of Materials won a 1998 Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware by NEEDS, the National Engineering Education Delivery System. MecMovies was a winner of the 2004 NEEDS Premier Award competition as well as a winner of the 2006 MERLOT Classics and MERLOT Editors' Choice Awards for Exemplary Online Learning Resources. Dr. Philpot is also a certified Project Lead the Way affiliate professor for the Principles of Engineering course, which features MDSolids in the curriculum.
He is a licensed professional engineer and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education. He has been active in leadership of the ASEE Mechanics Division.