Engineering Mechanics: Statics , SI Version, 5th Edition / Edition 5

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A modern text for use in today's classroom!

The revision of this classic text continues to provide the same high quality material seen in previous editions. In addition, the fifth edition provides extensively rewritten, updated prose for content clarity, superb new problems, outstanding instruction on drawing free body diagrams, and new electronic supplements to assist learning and instruction.

If you think you have seen Meriam & Kraige before, take another look: it's not what you remember it to's better!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471266075
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/11/2003
  • Series: Engineering Mechanics Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 8.11 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to Statics 3
1/1 Mechanics 3
1/2 Basic Concepts 4
1/3 Scalars and Vectors 5
1/4 Newton's Laws 8
1/5 Units 9
1/6 Law of Gravitation 12
1/7 Accuracy, Limits, and Approximations 13
1/8 Problem Solving in Statics 15
Ch. 2 Force Systems 23
2/1 Introduction 23
2/2 Force 23
2/3 Rectangular Components 27
2/4 Moment 37
2/5 Couple 48
2/6 Resultants 56
2/7 Rectangular Components 64
2/8 Moment and Couple 73
2/9 Resultants 85
Ch. 3 Equilibrium 103
3/1 Introduction 103
3/2 System Isolation and the Free-Body Diagram 104
3/3 Equilibrium Conditions 115
3/4 Equilibrium Conditions 138
Ch. 4 Structures 165
4/1 Introduction 165
4/2 Plane Trusses 167
4/3 Method of Joints 168
4/4 Method of Sections 179
4/5 Space Trusses 188
4/6 Frames and Machines 195
Ch. 5 Distributed Forces 225
5/1 Introduction 225
5/2 Center of Mass 227
5/3 Centroids of Lines, Areas, and Volumes 230
5/4 Composite Bodies and Figures; Approximations 246
5/5 Theorems of Pappus 256
5/6 Beams-External Effects 264
5/7 Beams-Internal Effects 271
5/8 Flexible Cables 283
5/9 Fluid Statics 297
Ch. 6 Friction 327
6/1 Introduction 327
6/2 Types of Friction 328
6/3 Dry Friction 329
6/4 Wedges 348
6/5 Screws 349
6/6 Journal Bearings 359
6/7 Thrust Bearings; Disk Friction 360
6/8 Flexible Belts 368
6/9 Rolling Resistance 369
Ch. 7 Virtual Work 385
7/1 Introduction 385
7/2 Work 385
7/3 Equilibrium 389
7/4 Potential Energy and Stability 405
App. A Area Moments of Inertia 427
App. B Mass Moments of Inertia 463
App. C Selected Topics of Mathematics 465
App. D: Useful Tables 481
Index 489
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