Summary: Engineering mechanics encompasses the study of whether and how objects move. Its underlying concepts, principles and procedures form the basis of much of engineering practice. This book is appealing in that it presents mechanics as a relatively uncluttered "science". Part I offers an accessible overview of the concepts of mechanics. While important equations are introduced, the emphasis is placed on clearly explaining forces and moments, and how loads are t
ransferred through structures and machines. This introduction helps lay a motivational framework for the more mathematically complete presentation of statics found in Part II.
Summary: Engineering mechanics encompasses the study of whether and how objects move. Its underlying concepts, principles and procedures form the basis of much of engineering practice. This book is appealing in that it presents mechanics as a relatively uncluttered "science". Part I offers an accessible overview of the concepts of mechanics. While important equations are introduced, the emphasis is placed on clearly explaining forces and moments, and how loads are transferred through structures and machines. This introduction helps lay a motivational framework for the more mathematically complete presentation of statics found in Part II. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:07 Cover: Hardback Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published: 05/05/2006 International: No
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Chapter 1. Introduction. Chapter 2. The Bicycle ("Static" Doesn't Mean That You Aren't Moving). Chapter 3. The Golden Gate Bridge. Chapter 4. Forces. Chapter 5. Moments. Chapter 6. Drawing A Free-Body Diagram. Chapter 7. Mechanical Equilibrium. Chapter 8. Distributed Force. Chapter 9. Internal Loads in Frames, Machines, and Trusses. Chapter 10. "Out on a Limb" and "Hung Out To Dry": A Look at Internal Loads In Beams and Cables. Appendix A. A1. Selected topics in Mathematics. A2. Physical Quantities. A3. Properties of Areas and Volumes. Appendix B. Dry Friction. Appendix C. Moment of Inertia of Area. Index.
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