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An accurate, carefully written text on introductory mechanics for beginning engineering students, practicing engineers, and teachers, this text emphasizes use of vectors and explains vector analysis. Other topics include analysis of statically determinate states of equilibrium, equilibrium under distributed forces, and frictional effects in statics. Numerous examples and exercises.
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An accurate, carefully written text on introductory mechanics for beginning engineering students, practicing engineers, and teachers, this text emphasizes use of vectors and explains vector analysis. Other topics include analysis of statically determinate states of equilibrium, equilibrium under distributed forces, and frictional effects in statics. Numerous examples and exercises.
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Table of Contents

I. Vector Algebra and Allied Geometrical Concepts
  1.1 Introduction
  1.2 Vector and Scalar quantities
  1.3 Elementary operations
  1.4 Unit vectors; rectangular cartesian components
  1.5 Plane and Cylindrical polar coordinates
  1.6 The scalar product; orthogonal projection and scalar components
  1.7 The vector product; moment of a vector about a point
  1.8 The scalar triple product; the moment of a vector about a line
  1.9 The vector triple product
  1.10 Vector equations
II. Principles of Statics
  2.1 Newton's laws of motion; equilibrium of a particle
  2.2 Force and moment vectors; the couple
  2.3 The mechanical system and the Free-body diagram
  2.4 Equilibrium of systems
  2.5 The rigid body: constraints and equilibrium
  2.6 Equipollent sets of forces; reduction of sets of forces
  2.7 Distributed force sets; center of mass and of gravity
III. Analysis of Statically Determinate States of Equilibrium
  3.1 Statically determinate and statically indeterminate equilibrium
  3.2 Analysis of the Equilibrium of systems of rigid bodies
  3.3 Analysis of trusses
  3.4 Analysis of frames and mechanisms
IV. Equilibrium under Distributed Forces
  4.1 Introduction
  4.2 The loaded cable
  4.3 Statically determinate beams; moment and shear diagrams
  4.4 Hydrostatics and aerostatics
  4.5 The stress tensor; equilibrium equations for the continuum
V. Frictional Effects in Statics
  5.1 Sources of friction in technology
  5.2 Elementary frictional analysis
  5.3 Further aspects of frictional analysis
  5.4 Cable friction
  5.5 Friction in Machine elements
Appendix. Centers of Mass
  A.1 Definition of the mass center of a body
  A.2 Translation and rotation of axes
  A.3 Further methods of locating the mass center
  A.4 Center of mass of uniform bodies
  Index
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