What is the Adaptive Map Tool:
The Adaptive Map is a tool to store, organize and display large sets of interrelated information in a way that is both meaningful and easily understandable to the user. The tool aims to mimic the way people organize knowledge in their head, in sets of interrelated networks. Currently the content is built upon an expert's knowledge of engineering statics and serves as digital textbook for an engineering statics course.
The video below shows the Adaptive Map software in use, so that you can get a feel for how the software works.
The software is free to download and use. To run the software, you will first need to install Java on your machine if it is not already installed. Go to http://www.java.com/en/ to see instructions on downloading Java. After you have Java installed, you can download the Adaptive Map software with the button below. Simply download the jar file and run it on your computer. The software pulls the content from the central server, so you never have to worry about your textbook becoming out of date.
Currently the software is being upgraded. Please be patient while the software is under revision. The content can still be directly accessed by using the "Content" tab on the top of the page.
More information on the Adaptive Map project is available through the other pages on the site. See the "Tutorial" page for detailed instructions on using the Adaptive Map tool to it's full potential, see the "Content" page to directly access the content pages in the digital textbook, see the "Contributing" page for more information on the software and content developers and to see how you can help out with the project, and see the troubleshooting page for assistance with any technical problems with the software or content.