Engineering Mechanics

Engineering Mechanics : Statics

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For core introductory statics courses found in mechanical, civil, aeronautical, or engineering mechanics departments. While teaching the basic principles of mechanics in an example-driven format, this innovative text takes a critical thinking approach to help introductory students learn to think like engineers. Compelling photorealistic art, and a robust photograph program prompt students to visualize and think critically about engineering situations while Optional Design Examples and Computational Examples expose students to important ABET topics. This text is supported by the brand new OneKey course management system that enables instructors to post solutions, manage homework, and offer students test/quiz preparation and more via a free class Web more

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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 201 x 251 x 25mm | 1,130g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • col. Illustrations, col. ports.
  • 0131287346
  • 9780131287341

Table of contents

1. Introduction. Engineering and Mechanics. Learning Mechanics. Fundamental Concepts. Units. Newtonian Gravitation. 2. Vectors. Vector Operations and Definitions. Scalars and Vectors. Rules for Manipulating Vectors. Cartesian Components. Components in Two Dimensions. Components in Three Dimensions. Products of Vectors. Dot Products. Cross Products. Mixed Triple Products. 3. Forces. Types of Forces. Equilibrium and Free-Body Diagrams. Two-Dimensional Force Systems. Three-Dimensional Force Systems. 4. Systems of Forces and Moments. Two-Dimensional Description of the Moment. The Moment Vector. Moment of a Force About a Line. Couples. Equivalent Systems. Representing Systems by Equivalent Systems. 5. Objects in Equilibrium. The Equilibrium Equations. Two-Dimensional Applications. Statically Indeterminate Objects. Three-Dimensional Applications. Two-Force and Three-Force. 6. Structures in Equilibrium. Trusses. The Method of Joints. The Method of Sections. Space Trusses. Frames and Machines. 7. Centroids and Centers of Mass 316. Centroids. Centroids of Areas. Centroids of Composite Areas. Distributed Loads. Centroids of Volumes and Lines. The Pappus-Guldinus Theorems. Centers of Mass. Definition of the Center of Mass. Centers of Mass of Objects. Centers of Mass of Composite Objects. 8. Moments of Inertia. Areas. Definitions. Parallel-Axis Theorems. Rotated and Principal Axes. Masses. Simple Objects. Parallel-Axis Theorem. 9. Friction. Theory of Dry Friction. Applications. 10. Internal Forces and Moments. Beams. Axial Force, Shear Force, and Bending Moment. Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams. Relations Between Distributed Load, Shear Force, and Bending Moment. Cables. Loads Distributed Uniformly Along Straight Lines. Loads Distributed Uniformly Along Cables. Discrete Loads. Liquids and Gasses. Pressure and the Center of Pressure. Pressure in a Stationary Liquid. 11. Virtual Work and Potential Energy. Virtual Work. Potential Energy. Appendix A. Review of Mathematics. Algebra. Trigonometry. Derivatives. Integrals. Taylor Series. Vector Analysis. Appendix B. Properties of Areas and Lines. Areas. Lines. Properties of Volumes and Homogeneous Objects. Answers to Even-Numbered Problems. more

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