Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics / Edition 12

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Provides clear and through presentation of the theory and applications of engineering mechanics. New to this edition: 20% NEW problems, categorization of homework problems as basic, challenging, computer application or design oriented, NEW design problems. FIT exam review problems, enhancement of free-body diagram concept, photographs added to enhance the realism of the book.

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New edition of a textbook on the theory and applications of engineering mechanics. Topics covered include kinematics and kinetics of particles, planar kinematics of a rigid body, three- dimensional kinematics of a rigid body, and vibrations. Includes computer problems, design projects, and countless color diagrams. Appends formulae and a set of problems typically found on the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136077916
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Series: MasteringEngineering Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 752
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents


Kinematics of a

Particle 3

Chapter Objectives 3

12.1 Introduction 3

12.2 Rectilinear Kinematics: Continuous

Motion 5

12.3 Rectilinear Kinematics: Erratic Motion 19

12.4 General Curvilinear Motion 32

12.5 Curvilinear Motion: Rectangular

Components 34

12.6 Motion of a Projectile 39

12.7 Curvilinear Motion: Normal and Tangential

Components 53

12.8 Curvilinear Motion: Cylindrical

Components 67

12.9 Absolute Dependent Motion Analysis of

Two Particles 81

12.10 Relative-Motion of Two Particles Using

Translating Axes 87


Kinetics of a Particle:

Force and

Acceleration 107

Chapter Objectives 107

13.1 Newton’s Second Law of Motion 107

13.2 The Equation of Motion 110

13.3 Equation of Motion for a System of

Particles 112

13.4 Equations of Motion: Rectangular

Coordinates 114

13.5 Equations of Motion: Normal and

Tangential Coordinates 131

13.6 Equations of Motion: Cylindrical

Coordinates 144

*13.7 Central-Force Motion and Space

Mechanics 155


Kinetics of a Particle:

Work and Energy 169

Chapter Objectives 169

14.1 The Work of a Force 169

14.2 Principle of Work and Energy 174

14.3 Principle of Work and Energy for a System

of Particles 176

14.4 Power and Efficiency 192

14.5 Conservative Forces and Potential

Energy 201

14.6 Conservation of Energy 205


Kinetics of a Particle:

Impulse and

Momentum 221

Chapter Objectives 221

15.1 Principle of Linear Impulse and

Momentum 221

15.2 Principle of Linear Impulse and Momentum

for a System of Particles 228

15.3 Conservation of Linear Momentum for a

System of Particles 236

15.4 Impact 248

15.5 Angular Momentum 262

15.6 Relation Between Moment of a Force and

Angular Momentum 263

15.7 Principle of Angular Impulse and

Momentum 266

15.8 Steady Flow of a Fluid Stream 277

*15.9 Propulsion with Variable Mass 282


1. Kinematics and Kinetics of a Particle 298


Planar Kinematics of a

Rigid Body 311

Chapter Objectives 311

16.1 Planar Rigid-Body Motion 311

16.2 Translation 313

16.3 Rotation about a Fixed Axis 314

16.4 Absolute Motion Analysis 329

16.5 Relative-Motion Analysis: Velocity 337

16.6 Instantaneous Center of Zero Velocity 351

16.7 Relative-Motion Analysis: Acceleration 363

16.8 Relative-Motion Analysis using Rotating

Axes 377


Planar Kinetics of a Rigid

Body: Force and

Acceleration 395

Chapter Objectives 395

17.1 Moment of Inertia 395

17.2 Planar Kinetic Equations of Motion 409

17.3 Equations of Motion: Translation 412

17.4 Equations of Motion: Rotation about a

Fixed Axis 425

17.5 Equations of Motion: General Plane

Motion 440


Planar Kinetics of a

Rigid Body: Work and

Energy 455

Chapter Objectives 455

18.1 Kinetic Energy 455

18.2 The Work of a Force 458

18.3 The Work of a Couple 460

18.4 Principle of Work and Energy 462

18.5 Conservation of Energy 477


Planar Kinetics of a Rigid

Body: Impulse and

Momentum 495

Chapter Objectives 495

19.1 Linear and Angular Momentum 495

19.2 Principle of Impulse and Momentum 501

19.3 Conservation of Momentum 517

*19.4 Eccentric Impact 521


2. Planar Kinematics and Kinetics of a Rigid

Body 534



Kinematics of a Rigid

Body 549

Chapter Objectives 549

20.1 Rotation About a Fixed Point 549

*20.2 The Time Derivative of a Vector Measured

from Either a Fixed or Translating-Rotating

System 552

20.3 General Motion 557

*20.4 Relative-Motion Analysis Using Translating

and Rotating Axes 566



Kinetics of a Rigid

Body 579

Chapter Objectives 579

*21.1 Moments and Products of Inertia 579

21.2 Angular Momentum 589

21.3 Kinetic Energy 592

*21.4 Equations of Motion 600

*21.5 Gyroscopic Motion 614

21.6 Torque-Free Motion 620



Vibrations 631

Chapter Objectives 631

*22.1 Undamped Free Vibration 631

*22.2 Energy Methods 645

*22.3 Undamped Forced Vibration 651

*22.4 Viscous Damped Free Vibration 655

*22.5 Viscous Damped Forced Vibration 658

*22.6 Electrical Circuit Analogs 661


A. Mathematical Expressions 670

B. Vector Analysis 672

C. The Chain Rule 677

Fundamental Problems

Partial Solutions and

Answers 679

Answers to Selected

Problems 000

Index 000

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