Engineering Mechanics: Statics: Statics / Edition 2

Engineering Mechanics: Statics: Statics / Edition 2

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Engineering Mechanics: Statics: Statics / Edition 2

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ISBN-13: 9780534957414
Publisher: CL Engineering
Publication date: 03/07/1999
Edition description: REV
Pages: 552
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Introduction to Statics1
1.2Newtonian Mechanics3
1.3Fundamental Properties of Vectors10
1.4Representation of Vectors Using Rectangular Components16
1.5Vector Multiplication25
Chapter 2Basic Operations with Force Systems33
2.2Equivalence of Vectors33
2.4Reduction of Concurrent Force Systems35
2.5Moment of a Force about a Point44
2.6Moment of a Force about an Axis54
2.8Changing the Line of Action of a Force78
Chapter 3Resultants of Force Systems87
3.2Reduction of a Force System to a Force and a Couple87
3.3Definition of Resultant95
3.4Resultants of Coplanar Force Systems96
3.5Resultants of Noncoplanar Force Systems104
3.6Introduction to Distributed Normal Loads115
Chapter 4Coplanar Equilibrium Analysis129
4.2Definition of Equilibrium129
Part AAnalysis of Single Bodies130
4.3Free-Body Diagram of a Body130
4.4Coplanar Equilibrium Equations138
4.5Writing and Solving Equilibrium Equations140
4.6Equilbrium Analysis for Single-Body Problems148
Part BAnalysis of Composite Bodies159
4.7Free-Body Diagrams Involving Internal Reactions159
4.8Equilibrium Analysis of Composite Bodies170
4.9Special Cases: Two-Force and Three-Force Bodies178
Part CAnalysis of Plane Trusses189
4.10Description of a Truss189
4.11Method of Joints190
4.12Method of Sections197
Chapter 5Noncoplanar Equilibrium209
5.2Definition of Equilibrium209
5.3Free-Body Diagrams209
5.4Independent Equilibrium Equations220
5.5Improper Constraints223
5.6Writing and Solving Equilibrium Equations224
5.7Equilibrium Analysis232
Chapter 6Beams and Cables247
Part ABeams247
6.2Internal Force Systems247
6.3Analysis of Internal Forces255
6.4Area Method for Drawing V- and M-Diagrams268
Part BCables282
6.5Cables under Distributed Loads282
6.6Cables under Concentrated Loads293
Chapter 7Dry Friction303
7.2Coulomb's Theory of Dry Friction303
7.3Problem Classification and Analysis306
7.4Impending Tipping322
7.5Angle of Friction; Wedges and Screws329
7.6Ropes and Flat Belts337
7.7Disk Friction344
Chapter 8Centroids and Distributed Loads353
8.2Centroids of Plane Areas and Curves353
8.3Centroids of Curved Surfaces, Volumes, and Space Curves370
8.4Theorems of Pappus-Guldinus388
8.5Center of Gravity and Center of Mass393
8.6Distributed Normal Loads401
Chapter 9Moments and Products of Inertia of Areas419
9.2Moments of Inertia of Areas and Polar Moments of Inertia419
9.3Products of Inertia of Areas436
9.4Transformation Equations and Principal Moments of Inertia of Areas442
9.5Mohr's Circle for Moments and Products of Inertia450
Chapter 10Virtual Work and Potential Energy461
10.2Planar Kinematics of a Rigid Body461
10.3Virtual Work464
10.4Method of Virtual Work466
10.5Instant Center of Rotation480
10.6Equilibrium and Stability of Conservative Systems487
Appendix ANumerical Integration499
A.2Trapezoidal Rule499
A.3Simpson's Rule500
Appendix BFinding Roots of Functions503
B.2Newton's Method503
B.3Secant Method504
Appendix CDensities of Common Materials507
Answers to Even-Numbered Problems509

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