This 13th edition of text on the theory and applications of engineering mechanics offers a new art program with color photographs illustrating principles of mechanics in action and enhanced color diagrams, and contains new examples and problems, including some that provide practice in drawing free-body diagrams. Problem sets have been revised so that instructors can select both design and analysis problems having a range of difficulty. Computer problems and design projects are also included. A new appendix has been added that gives practice in solving problems for the Fundamentals in Engineering Examination.
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 and stress analysis work at Chicago Bridge and Iron, as well as Sargent and Lundy in Chicago. He has practiced engineering in Ohio, New York, and Louisiana.
Hibbeler currently teaches both civil and mechanical engineering courses 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.
General Mathematical Principles 1
Force Vectors 8
Equilibrium of a Particle 35
Force System Resultants 46
Equilibrium of a Rigid Body 82
Structural Analysis 91
Internal Forces 106
Center of Gravity and Centroid 115
Moments of Inertia of an Area 125