The principles of statics and dynamics are applied in order to understand and describe the behaviour of bodies in motion, displaying engineering mechanics principles and supported with worked examples. Many in-text examples develop important concepts in statics using easily-visualized, commonplace objects and systems. The text is supported by more than 1600 illustrative figures that help students understand the ideas being presented. Problem sets including computer problems cover a range of difficulty from routine to challenging. In addition, a new ancillary package of plastic models and model problems provides more opportunities for investigating mechanical behaviour.
Table of contents :
2.Forces and Particle Equilibrium;
3.The Moment of a Force; Resultants
4.Analysis of General Equilibrium Problems
7.Centroids and Mass Centers
8.Inertia Properties of Plane Areas
Appendix A : Vectors
Appendix B : Tables relating to units
Appendix C : Moments and products of inertia of areas
Appendix D : Examples of numerical analysis/The Newton-Rhapson Method
Appendix E : Equilibrium : A Body and Its Parts.
Appendix F : Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.