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Overview

Combining a straightforward foundation in underlying physics principles with a consistent method of problem solving, the new edition of Applied Mechanics for Engineering Technology strips a problem to essentials and solves it in a logical, organized manner. By presenting physics principles in small elementary steps, the text keeps mathematics at a practical and reasonable level.

Key features of this text include:

  • Applied problems that minimize extraneous information while reinforcing applications in a logical sequence
  • Clean diagrams in an open space format, allowing for easy reading
  • 175 worked examples and 960 graded application problems of varying complexity
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This textbook presents physics principles in small elementary steps, keeps the mathematics at a moderate level, and emphasizes the development of problem-solving skills. The two sections cover statics and dynamics separately. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130933751
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 4/17/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 1.03 (d)

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Applied mechanics is more than the teaching of physics principles. It is an important instrument in developing a method of stripping a problem to essentials and solving it in a logical, organized manner. This method of working can be applied to many other areas. This book, therefore, shows a consistent pattern of problem solving. The physics principles are presented in small elementary steps, the mathematics is kept at a reasonable level, and the problems are as practical as possible without becoming too involved with many extraneous details.

To accommodate the transition years between the U.S. Customary system and the SI metric system, each chapter is a random mix of both systems but predominantly St metric. There are more than 175 worked examples and 960 graded problems, of which nearly two thirds are in the SI metric system.

I would now like to address the student directly. You will no doubt discover problems that defy solution, no matter how well you understand all previous examples or problems. At the end of each chapter there is a list of hints for problem solving. It is not necessarily a summary of the chapter material but is rather similar to a serviceman's troubleshooting list. It is a list of the common areas where students have had difficulty or made errors in the past. Hopefully, by using this checklist to go back over your diagrams and calculations, you will find self-study and problem solving, not only easier but certainly less frustrating.

I would also like to acknowledge the reviewers of this text: George Tebbetts—University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Alan D. Chamberlain—Point Park College.

Keith M. Walker

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Table of Contents

I. STATICS.

1. Introduction.
2. Forces, Vectors, and Resultants.
3. Moments and Couples.
4. Equilibrium.
5. Structures and Members.
6. Three-Dimensional Equilibrium.
7. Friction.
8. Centroids and Center of Gravity.
9. Moment of Inertia.

II. DYNAMICS.

10. Kinematics: Rectilinear Motion.
11. Kinematics: Angular Motion.
12. Plane Motion.
13. Kinetics.
14. Work, Energy, and Power.
15. Impulse and Momentum.
Answers to Problems.
Index.

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Preface

Applied mechanics is more than the teaching of physics principles. It is an important instrument in developing a method of stripping a problem to essentials and solving it in a logical, organized manner. This method of working can be applied to many other areas. This book, therefore, shows a consistent pattern of problem solving. The physics principles are presented in small elementary steps, the mathematics is kept at a reasonable level, and the problems are as practical as possible without becoming too involved with many extraneous details.

To accommodate the transition years between the U.S. Customary system and the SI metric system, each chapter is a random mix of both systems but predominantly St metric. There are more than 175 worked examples and 960 graded problems, of which nearly two thirds are in the SI metric system.

I would now like to address the student directly. You will no doubt discover problems that defy solution, no matter how well you understand all previous examples or problems. At the end of each chapter there is a list of hints for problem solving. It is not necessarily a summary of the chapter material but is rather similar to a serviceman's troubleshooting list. It is a list of the common areas where students have had difficulty or made errors in the past. Hopefully, by using this checklist to go back over your diagrams and calculations, you will find self-study and problem solving, not only easier but certainly less frustrating.

I would also like to acknowledge the reviewers of this text: George Tebbetts—University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Alan D. Chamberlain—Point Park College.

Keith M. Walker

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Introduction

Applied mechanics is more than the teaching of physics principles. It is an important instrument in developing a method of stripping a problem to essentials and solving it in a logical, organized manner. This method of working can be applied to many other areas. This book, therefore, shows a consistent pattern of problem solving. The physics principles are presented in small elementary steps, the mathematics is kept at a reasonable level, and the problems are as practical as possible without becoming too involved with many extraneous details.

To accommodate the transition years between the U.S. Customary system and the SI metric system, each chapter is a random mix of both systems but predominantly St metric. There are more than 175 worked examples and 960 graded problems, of which nearly two thirds are in the SI metric system.

I would now like to address the student directly. You will no doubt discover problems that defy solution, no matter how well you understand all previous examples or problems. At the end of each chapter there is a list of hints for problem solving. It is not necessarily a summary of the chapter material but is rather similar to a serviceman's troubleshooting list. It is a list of the common areas where students have had difficulty or made errors in the past. Hopefully, by using this checklist to go back over your diagrams and calculations, you will find self-study and problem solving, not only easier but certainly less frustrating.

I would also like to acknowledge the reviewers of this text: George Tebbetts—University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Alan D. Chamberlain—Point Park College.

Keith M.Walker

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2006

    well.....it's okay

    it a great book. but u will need another book preferably a physics textbook to supplement it. the answers in the back of the book are like totally wrong. and it is strange because they say not to round off until you reach the final answer. but in the case of the book, they round off early in the answer thats y most of the answers are off by COUPLE digits. some of the example are not that thorough, and you have to think hard to make out, especially with some of the diagrams. but its basically a physics book with a dash of trigonometry... i only made it to chapter 3, which is very hard. but when i finish this Statics course i would post a next review.

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