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Engineering Mechanics Statics

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ISBN-10: 0534549217

ISBN-13: 9780534549213

Edition: 2008

Authors: Robert W. Soutas-Little, Daniel J. Inman, Daniel Balint

List price: $231.95
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Focusing on the conceptual understanding of mechanics, this exciting new text addresses developments in the methods of analyzing mechanics problems. It fully incorporates the highly sophisticated computational software packages currently available to students. The text provides transition material to higher level courses, as well as a wealth of problems to foster understanding. All sample problems and the use of computational software (Mathcad, MATLAB, Mathematica and Maple) are presented in four separate manuals (one for each software program). Each manual explains how to use the software package to solve the example problems in the book.
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Book details

List price: $231.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 3/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 473
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

Robert W. Soutas-Little received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1962 and is now a Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Mechanics at Michigan State University. Author to 6 books on the topics of Elasticity, Engineering Mechanics, Statics, and Dynamics, Dr. Soutas-Little has also published over 60 journal papers and chapters in books as well as co-authoring 15 technical reports. He has Directed 22 PhD?s as well as 150 M.S. Students and prior to teaching at Michigan State he held positions at Oklahoma State University, University of Wisconsin, Marquette University, Technion in Israel, and a MSU summer program at Cambridge…    

Daniel J. Inman received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering in 1980 and is the Director of the Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures and the G.R. Goodson Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. Since 1980, he has published six books (on vibration, control, statics, and dynamics), eight software manuals, 20 book chapters, over 195 journal papers and 380 proceedings papers, given 34 keynote or plenary lectures, graduated 45 Ph.D. students and supervised more than 65 MS degrees. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the International…    

Dr. Daniel Balint is Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London, UK.

Introduction
Mechanics
Basic Concepts
Units
SI Units
Customary Units
Conversion between Systems of Units
Numerical Calculations
Problem-solving Strategy
Computational Software
Vector Analyis
Introduction
Vectors
Definition of a Scalar and a Vector
Vector Addition
Multiplication of a Vector by a Scalar
Vector Components
Resolution of a Vector into Components
Forces and Their Characteristics
Concurrent Coplanar Forces
Three-dimensional Cartesian Coordinates and Unit Base Vectors
Unit Base Vectors
Vector Equality in Component Notation
Vector Addition by Components
Multiplication of a Vector by a Scalar
Vector Subtraction
General Unit Vectors
Vector Directions in Space
Matrix Notation for Vectors
Computation of Vector Operations
Components of a Vector in Nonorthogonal Directions
Systems of Linear Equations
Matrices
Scalar Product of Two Vectors
Applications of the Scalar Product
Vector Product or Cross Product
Multiple Products of Vectors 2.10 Direct Vector Solutions
Particle Equilibrium
Free-body Diagrams of a Particle
Equilibrium of a Particle
Springs
Statically Indeterminate Problems
Special Sections 3.5A Introduction to Friction 3.5B Keystone of the Arch
Rigid Bodies: Equivalent Force Systems
Rigid Bodies
Modeling of Rigid Bodies and Moment of a Force
Moment of a Force about a Point in Space
Direct Vector Solutions
Varignon?s Theorem
Moment of a Force about an Axis
Moment of a Couple
Equivalent Force Systems
Special Equivalent Force Systems
Concurrent Force Systems
Coplanar Force Systems
Parallel Force Systems
General Equivalent Force Systems
The Wrench 160
Distributed Forces: Centroids and Center of Gravity
Introduction
Center of Mass and Center of Gravity
Center of Mass
Center of Gravity
Average Position: Centroids of Areas, Volumes, and Lines;The First Moment
Centroid of an Area
Centroid of a Volume
Centroid of a Line
Centroid of a Curve in Space
Theorems of Pappus and Guldinus
Centroids of Composite Bodies
Distributed Loads on Beams
Forces Due to Fluid Pressure Acting on a Submerged Surface
Buoyancy
Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies
Introduction
Supports for a Two-dimensional Model
Supports for a Three-dimensional Model
Free-body Diagram
Equilibrium of a Rigid Body in Two Dimensions
Solution Strategy
A Two-Force Member
A Three-Force Member
Equilibrium of a Rigid Body in Three Dimensions
Constraints
Statically Indeterminate Reactions and Improper Constraints
Analysis of Structures
Introduction
Planar Trusses
Simple Trusses
Method of Joints
Method of Joints Using Matrix Techniques
Method of Sections
Space Trusses
Compound Trusses
Frames and Machines
Internal Forces in Structural Members
Introduction
Internal Forces in a Member
Types of Loading and Supports in Beams
Shear and Bending Moments in Beams
Relationship between the Load Distribution, the Shear Force, and the Bending Moment
Discontinuity Functions for Beam Equations
Cables
Cable Subjected to Concentrated Loads
Cables Supporting Loads Distributed Uniformly along a Horizontal Line
Cable Supporting Loads Distributed Uniformly along its Own Length
Friction
Introduction
Coulomb Friction
Wedges
Square-Threaded Screws
Belt Friction
V-belts
Bearings 9