Plesha, Gray, and Costanzo?s Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics presents the fundamental concepts clearly, in a modern context using applications and pedagogical devices that connect with today?s students.
The text features a problem-solving methodology that is consistently used throughout all example problems. This methodology helps students lay out the steps necessary to correct problem-formulation and explains the steps needed to arrive at correct and realistic solutions. Once students have fully mastered the basic concepts, they are taught appropriate use of modern computational tools where applicable.
Further reinforcing the text's modern emphasis, the authors have brought engineering design considerations into selected problems where appropriate. This sensitizes students to the fact that engineering problems do not have a single answer and many different routes lead to a correct solution.
The first new mainstream text in engineering mechanics in nearly twenty years, Plesha, Gray, and Costanzo?s Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics will help your students learn this important material efficiently and effectively.
|Table of Contents|
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Vectors: Force and Position
Chapter 3 Equilibrium of Particles
Chapter 4 Moment of a Force and Equivalent Force Systems
Chapter 5 Equilibrium of Bodies
Chapter 6 Structural Analysis and Machines
Chapter 7 Centroids and Distributed Force Systems
Chapter 8 Internal Forces
Chapter 9 Friction
Chapter 10 Moments of Inertia
Appendix A Technical Writing
Appendix B Answers to Selected Problems DYNAMICS
Chapter 1 Setting the Stage for the Study of Dynamics
Chapter 2 Particle Kinematics
Chapter 3 Force and Acceleration Methods for Particles
Chapter 4 Energy Methods for Particles
Chapter 5 Momentum Methods for Particles
Chapter 6 Planar Rigid Body Kinematics
Chapter 7 Newton-Euler Equations for Planar Rigid Body Motion
Chapter 8 Energy and Momentum Methods for Rigid Bodies
Chapter 9 Mechanical Vibrations
Chapter 10 Three-Dimensional Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
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Appendix A Mass Moments of Inertia
Appendix B Angular Momentum of Rigid Body
Appendix C Answers to Selected Problems