Learning Resources

These resources give an overview of the material in each chapter and provide extra explanations, examples, and applications to reinforce the basic concepts of chemical reaction engineering. The learning resources on the DVD include:

1. Summary Notes
The Summary Notes of the lectures given at the University of Michigan will serve as an overview of each chapter. They contain a logical flow of the equations being derived, along with additional examples and material that can be viewed either before or after reading the text. Refer to the syllabus for when each chapter is covered in class.

2. Web Modules
These modules show how key concepts of chemical reaction engineering can be applied to non-standard problems (e.g. the use of Wetlands to degrade toxic chemicals). Current modules focus on Chapters 4 and 6 and include Wetlands, Cobra Bites, Membrane Reactors and Reactive Distillation modules. Additional web modules (http://www.engin.umich. edu/~cre) are expected to be added over the next several years.

3. Interactive Computer Games
Most chapters have one or more interactive computer games (ICGs) to accompany them as a learning resource. For these chapters, students can use the corresponding ICG(s) to review the important material and then apply it to real problems in a unique and entertaining fashion. Each module contains:

Review of concepts
Interactive problem
Solution to the problem

For example, in the Murder Mystery game students take on the role of assistant sleuth as they use basic chemical engineering principles to solve the strange disappearance of several of the Nutmega Spice Company's employees. This particular game has long been a favorite with students across the nation.

4. Solved Problems
A number of solved problems are presented along with problem solving heuristics. Problem solving strategies and additional worked example problems and are available in the Problem Solving section of the DVD. The Ten Types of Home Problems section contains two worked examples for each of the ten home problem types. These examples are based on the material from Chapter 4, and they provide useful information on how one can attack homework problems. The section on Getting Unstuck (in the Closed-Ended Problem section) is especially helpful.

You can browse to the Learning Resources of the chapter you want by clicking the corresponding link below:

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