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Preface | |

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List of Symbols | |

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Introduction | |

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What Is Mechanics? | |

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Fundamental Concepts and Principles | |

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Systems of Units | |

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Conversion from One System of Units to Another | |

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Method of Problem Solution | |

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Numerical Accuracy | |

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Statics of Particles | |

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Introduction | |

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Forces in a Plane | |

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Force on a Particle: Resultant of Two Forces | |

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Vectors | |

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Addition of Vectors | |

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Resultant of Several Concurrent Forces | |

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Resolution of a Force into Components | |

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Rectangular Components of a Force. Unit Vectors | |

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Addition of Forces by Summing x and y Components | |

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Equilibrium of a Particle | |

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Newton's First Law of Motion | |

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Problems Involving the Equilibrium of a Particle. Free-Body Diagrams | |

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Forces in Space | |

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Rectangular Components of a Force in Space | |

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Force Defined by Its Magnitude and Two Points on Its Line of Action | |

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Addition of Concurrent Forces in Space | |

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Equilibrium of a Particle in Space | |

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Review and Summary for Chapter 2 | |

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Review Problems | |

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Computer Problems | |

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Rigid Bodies: Equivalent Systems of Forces | |

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Introduction | |

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External and Internal Forces | |

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Principle of Transmissibility. Equivalent Forces | |

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Vector Product of Two Vectors | |

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Vector Products Expressed in Terms of Rectangular Components | |

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Moment of a Force about a Point | |

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Varignon's Theorem | |

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Rectangular Components of the Moment of a Force | |

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Scalar Product of Two Vectors | |

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Mixed Triple Product of Three Vectors | |

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Moment of a Force about a Given Axis | |

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Moment of a Couple | |

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Equivalent Couples | |

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Addition of Couples | |

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Couples Can Be Represented by Vectors | |

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Resolution of a Given Force Into a Force at O and a Couple | |

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Reduction of a System of Forces to One Force and One Couple | |

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Equivalent Systems of Forces | |

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Equipollent Systems of Vectors | |

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Further Reduction of a System of Forces | |

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Reduction of a System of Forces to a Wrench | |

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Review and Summary for Chapter 3 | |

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Review Problems | |

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Computer Problems | |

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Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies | |

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Introduction | |

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Free-Body Diagram | |

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Equilibrium in Two Dimensions | |

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Reactions at Supports and Connections for a Two-Dimensional Structure | |

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Equilibrium of a Rigid Body in Two Dimensions | |

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Statically Indeterminate Reactions: Partial Constraints | |

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Equilibrium of a Two-Force Body | |

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Equilibrium of a Three-Force Body | |

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Equilibrium in Three Dimensions | |

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Equilibrium of a Rigid Body in Three Dimensions | |

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Reactions at Supports and Connections for a Three-Dimensional Structure | |

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Review and Summary for Chapter 4 | |

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Review Problems | |

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Computer Problems | |

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Distributed Forces: Centroids and Centers of Gravity | |

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Introduction | |

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Areas and Lines | |

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Center of Gravity of a Two-Dimensional Body | |

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Centroids of Areas and Lines | |

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First Moments of Areas and Lines | |

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Composite Plates and Wires | |

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Determination of Centroids by Integration | |

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Theorems of Pappus-Guldinus | |

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Distributed Loads on Beams | |

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Forces on Submerged Surfaces | |

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Volumes | |

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Center of Gravity of a Three-Dimensional Body: Centroid of a Volume | |

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Composite Bodies | |

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Determination of Centroids of Volumes by Integration | |

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Review and Summary for Chapter 5 | |

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Review of Problems | |

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Computer Problems | |

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Analysis of Structures | |

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Introduction | |

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Trusses | |

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Definition of a Truss | |

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Simple Trusses | |

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Analysis of Trusses by the Method of Joints | |

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Joints under Special Loading Conditions | |

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Space Trusses | |

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Analysis of Trusses by the Method of Sections | |

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Trusses Made of Several Simple Trusses | |

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Frames and Machines | |

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Structures Containing Multiforce Members | |

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Analysis of a Frame | |

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Frames Which Cease to Be Rigid When Detached from Their Supports | |

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Machines | |

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Review and Summary for Chapter 6 | |

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Review Problems | |

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Computer Problems | |

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Forces in Beams and Cables | |

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Introduction | |

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Internal Forces in Members | |

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Beams | |

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Various Types of Loading and Support | |

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Shear and Bending Moment in a Beam | |

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Shear and Bending-Moment Diagrams | |

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Relations among Load, Shear, and Bending Moment | |

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Cables | |

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Cables with Concentrated Loads | |

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Cables with Distributed Loads | |

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Parabolic Cable | |

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Catenary | |

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Review and Summary for Chapter 7 | |

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Review Problems | |

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Computer Problems | |

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Friction | |

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Introduction | |

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The Laws of Dry Friction. Coefficients of Friction | |

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Angles of Friction | |

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Problems Involving Dry Friction | |

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Wedges | |

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Square-Threaded Screws | |

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Journal Bearings: Axle Friction | |

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Thrust Bearings: Disk Friction | |

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Wheel Friction: Rolling Resistance | |

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Belt Friction | |

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Review and Summary for Chapter 8 | |

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Review Problems | |

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Computer Problems | |

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Distributed Forces: Moments of Inertia | |

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Introduction | |

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Moments of Inertia of Areas | |

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Second Moment, or Moment of Inertia, of an Area | |

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Determination of the Moment of Inertia of an Area by Integration | |

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Polar Moment of Inertia | |

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Radius of Gyration of an Area | |

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Parallel-Axis Theorem | |

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Moments of Inertia of Composite Areas | |

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Product of Inertia | |

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Principal Axes and Principal Moments of Inertia | |

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Mohr's Circle for Moments and Products of Inertia | |

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Moments of Inertia of Masses | |

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Moment of Inertia of a Mass | |

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Parallel-Axis Theorem | |

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Moments of Inertia of Thin Plates | |

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Determination of the Moment of Inertia of a Three-Dimensional Body by Integration | |

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Moments of Inertia of Composite Bodies | |

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Moment of Inertia of a Body with Respect to an Arbitrary Axis through O: Mass Products of Inertia | |

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Ellipsoid of Inertia: Principal Axes of Inertia | |

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Determination of the Principal Axes and Principal Moments of Inertia of a Body of Arbitrary Shape | |

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Review and Summary for Chapter 9 | |

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Review Problems | |

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Computer Problems | |

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Method of Virtual Work | |

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Introduction | |

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Work of a Force | |

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Principle of Virtual Work | |

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Applications of the Principle of Virtual Work | |

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Real Machines: Mechanical Efficiency | |

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Work of a Force during a Finite Displacement | |

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Potential Energy | |

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Potential Energy and Equilibrium | |

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Stability of Equilibrium | |

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Review and Summary for Chapter 10 | |

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Review Problems | |

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Computer Problems | |

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Fundamentals of Engineering Examination | |

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Photo Credits | |

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Index | |

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Answers to Problems | |