Arthur Boresi and Richard Schmidt's new books on engineering mechanics represent a new standard for presentation of the concepts of statics and dynamics. Like all mechanics authors, Boresi and Schmidt strive to present the subject in a thorough and direct manner, with applications to real-world problems. However, they also realize that incorporation of effective learning aids can make understanding the material easier for many readers. Boresi and Schmidt have developed Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics around the SQ3R learning methodology. They present the technical principles of mechanics within the framework of a learning methodology that enables readers to better grasp, understand, and retain the material. The SQ3R method is a structured approach that directs the reader to develop a global view of the course material (one chapter at a time), to organize the material into manageable pieces, to read each piece for content and comprehension, and, finally, to review the material as a coherent whole. No other mechanics book available has these types of pedagogical devices built into each chapter!
Table of contents :
Chapter 13. Introduction to Dynamics, Kinematics of Particles.
Chapter 14. Kinematics of Particles.
Chapter 15. Work and Energy Principles for Particles.
Chapter 16. Momentum Principles for Particles.
Chapter 17. Kinematics of Rigid Bodies.
Chapter 18. Plane Kinematics of Rigid Bodies.
Chapter 19. Energy and Momentum Principles and Plane Motion
of Rigid Body.
Chapter 20. Vibrations of a Single-Degree-of-Freedom system.
Chapter 21. Three-Dimensional Kinematics of Rigid Bodies.
Appendix A : Algebraic Equations and Determinants.
Appendix B : Geometric, Trigonometric, and Hyperbolic Relations.
Appendix C : Area Moments of Inertia.
Appendix D : Properties of Lines, Areas, and Volumes.
Appendix E : Numerical Integration.
Appendix F : Mass Moment of Inertia.