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Engineering Mechanics - Statics

ISBN-10: 0471739324
ISBN-13: 9780471739326
Edition: 6th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: Over the past 50 years, Meriam & Kraige's Engineering Mechanics: Statics has established a highly respected tradition of excellence--a tradition that emphasizes accuracy, rigor, clarity, and applications. Now in a Sixth Edition, this classic text  More...

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Book details

List price: $192.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Over the past 50 years, Meriam & Kraige's Engineering Mechanics: Statics has established a highly respected tradition of excellence--a tradition that emphasizes accuracy, rigor, clarity, and applications. Now in a Sixth Edition, this classic text builds on these strengths, adding a comprehensive course management system, Wiley Plus, to the text, including an e-text, homework management, animations of concepts, and additional teaching and learning resources. New sample problems, new homework problems, and updates to content make the book more accessible. The Sixth Edition continues to provide a wide variety of high quality problems that are known for their accuracy, realism, applications, and variety motivating students to learn and develop their problem solving skills. To build necessary visualization and problem-solving skills, the Sixth Edition continues to offer comprehensive coverage of drawing free body diagrams-- the most important skill needed to solve mechanics problems. Course Hierarchy: One semester course taught sophomore year. Course is called Engineering Mechanics: Statics Found in departments of Civil, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering Check General Engineering programs that offer freshman and sophomore level service courses for the School of Engineering Found in community colleges in departments of Engineering, Technology, or Physics

Introduction to Statics
Mechanics
Basic Concepts
Scalars and Vectors
Conventions for Equations and Diagrams
Working with Vectors
Newton's Laws
Units
SI Units
U.S. Customary Units
Primary Standards
Unit Conversions
Law of Gravitation
Gravitational Attraction of the Earth
Accuracy, Limits, and Approximations
Differentials
Small-Angle Approximations
Problem Solving in Statics
Making Appropriate Assumptions
Using Graphics
Formulating Problems and Obtaining Solutions
The Free-Body Diagram
Numerical Values versus Symbols
Solution Methods
Chapter Review
Force Systems
Introduction
Force
External and Internal Effects
Principle of Transmissibility
Force Classification
Action and Reaction
Concurrent Forces
Vector Components
A Special Case of Vector Addition
Two-Dimensional Force Systems
Rectangular Components
Conventions for Describing Vector Components
Determining the Components of a Force
Moment
Moment about a Point
The Cross Product
Varignon's Theorem
Couple
Vector Algebra Method
Equivalent Couples
Force-Couple Systems
Resultants
Algebraic Method
Principle of Moments
Three-Dimensional Force Systems
Rectangular Components
Dot Product
Angle between Two Vectors
Moment and Couple
Moments in Three Dimensions
Evaluating the Cross Product
Moment about an Arbitrary Axis
Varignon's Theorem in Three Dimensions
Couples in Three Dimensions
Resultants
Chapter Review
Equilibrium
Introduction
Equilibrium in two Dimensions
System Isolation and the Free-Body Diagram
Modeling the Action of Forces
Construction of Free-BodyDiagrams
Examples of Free-Body Diagrams
Equilibrium Conditions
Categories of Equilibrium
Two- and Three-Force Members
Alternative Equilibrium Equations
Constraints and Statical Determinancy
Adequacy of Constraints
Approach to Solving Problems
Equilibrium in Three Dimensions
Equilibrium Conditions
Free-Body Diagrams
Categories of Equilibrium
Constraints and Statical Determinancy
Chapter Review
Structures
Introduction
Plane Trusses
Simple Trusses
Truss Connections and Supports
Method of Joints
Internal and External Redundancy
Special Conditions
Method of Sections
Illustration of the Method
Additional Considerations
Space Trusses
Statically Determinate Space Trusses
Method of Joints for Space Trusses
Method of Sections for Space Trusses
Frames and Machines
Interconnected Rigid Bodies with Multiforce Members
Force Representation and Free-Body Diagrams
Chapter Review
Distributed Forces
Introduction
Centers of Mass and Centroids
Center of Mass
Determining the Center of Gravity
Center of Mass versus Center of Gravity
Centroids of Lines, Areas, and Volumes
Choice of Element for Integration
Composite Bodies and Figures; Approximations
An Approximation Method
Irregular Volumes
Theorems of Pappus
Special Topics
Beams-External Effects
Types of Beams
Distributed Loads
Beams-Internal Effects
Shear, Bending, and Torsion
Shear-Force and Bending-Moment Diagrams
General Loading, Shear, and Moment Relationships
Flexible Cables
General Relationships
Parabolic Cable
Catenary Cable
Fluid Statics
Fluid Pressure
Hydrostatic Pressure on Submerged Rectangular Surfaces
Hydrostatic Pressure on Cylindrical Surfaces
Hydrostatic Pressure on Flat Surfaces of Any Shape
Buoyancy
Chapter Review
Friction
Introduction
Frictional Phenomena
Types of Friction
Dry Friction
Mechanism of Dry Friction
Static Friction
Kinetic Friction
Friction Angles
Factors Affecting Friction
Types of Friction Problems
Applications of Friction in Machines
Wedges
Screws
Force Analysis
Conditions for Unwinding
Journal Bearings
Thrust Bearings; Disk Friction
Flexible Belts
Rolling Resistance
Chapter Review
Virtual Work
Introduction
Work
Work of a Force
Work of a Couple
Dimensions of Work
Virtual Work
Equilibrium
Equilibrium of a Particle
Equilibrium of a Rigid Body
Equilibrium of Ideal Systems of Rigid Bodies
Principle of Virtual Work
Degrees of Freedom
Systems with Friction
Mechanical Efficiency
Potential Energy and Stability
Elastic Potential Energy
Gravitational Potential Energy
Energy Equation
Active-Force Diagrams
Principle of Virtual Work
Stability of Equilibrium
Chapter Review
Appendices
Area Moments of Inertia
Introduction
Definitions
Rectangular and Polar Moments of Inertia
Radius of Gyration
Transfer of Axes
Composite Areas
Products of Inertia and Rotation of Axes
Definition
Transfer of Axes
Rotation of Axes
Mohr's Circle of Inertia
Mass Moments of Inertia
Selected Topics of Mathematics
Introduction
Plane Geometry
Solid Geometry
Algebra
Analytic Geometry
Trigonometry
Vector Operations
Series
Derivatives
Integrals
Newton's Method for Solving Intractable Equations
Selected Techniques for Numerical Integration
Useful Tables
Physical Properties
Solar System Constants
Properties of Plane Figures
Properties of Homogeneous Solids
Index

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