Engineering Mechanics: Combined Statics & Dynamics, Twelfth Edition is ideal for civil and mechanical engineering professionals. In his substantial revision of Engineering Mechanics, R.C. Hibbeler empowers students to succeed in the whole learning experience. Hibbeler achieves this by calling on his everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn inside and outside of lecture.
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Presents to the student the theory and applications of engineering mechanics. The author emphasizes the drawing of free-body diagrams and notes the importance of selecting an appropriate coordinate system and associated sign convention for vector components when the equations of mechanics are applied. Discussion of the subject areas of statics and dynamics covers such topics as the properties of a concurrent force system, the equilibrium and kinematics of a particle, and the planar motion of a rigid body. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
R.C. Hibbeler graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana with a BS in Civil Engineering (major in Structures) and an MS in Nuclear Engineering. He obtained his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University.
Hibbeler’s professional experience includes postdoctoral work in reactor safety and analysis at Argonne National Laboratory, and structural work at Chicago Bridge and Iron, as well as Sargent and Lundy in Tucson. He has practiced engineering in Ohio, New York, and Louisiana.
Hibbeler currently teaches at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. In the past he has taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana, Youngstown State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Union College.