Engineering Mechanics: Statics / Edition 4 available in Hardcover
ENGINEERING MECHANICS: STATICS, 4E, written by authors Andrew Pytel and Jaan Kiusalaas, provides you with a solid understanding of statics without the overload of extraneous detail. The authors use their extensive teaching experience and first-hand knowledge to deliver a presentation that's ideally suited to your learning skills. This edition clearly introduces critical concepts using learning features that connect real problems and examples with the fundamentals of engineering mechanics. You learn how to effectively analyze problems before substituting numbers into formulas -- a skill that will benefit you tremendously as you encounter real life problems that do not always fit into standard formulas. This book's concise presentation is complemented by a useful Student Study Guide that clarifies concepts and includes guided solutions to a number of additional equilibrium problems.
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About the Author
Dr. Andrew Pytel received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, his M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, and his Ph.D in Engineering Mechanics from The Pennsylvania State University. In addition to his career at Penn State University, Dr. Pytel served as an Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and as an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in Boston. He became a full Professor at The Penn State University in 1984 and a Professor Emeritus in 1995. Throughout his career, Dr. Pytel has taught numerous courses and received many honors and awards. He has participated extensively with the American Society for Engineering Education and was named a Fellow of the ASEE in 2008.
Dr. Jaan Kiusalaas is Professor Emeritus, Engineering Science and Mechanics from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Kiusalaas received his Honors BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia, his M.S. in Civil Engineering and his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Northwestern University. Dr. Kiusalaas has been a professor at The Pennsylvania State University since 1963. He is also a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Centre. Dr. Kiusalaas' teaching experience includes addressing topics as Numerical Methods (including finite element and boundary element methods) and Engineering Mechanics, ranging from introductory courses (statics and dynamics) to graduate level courses.
Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION TO STATICS. Introduction. Newtonian Mechanics. Fundamental Properties of Vectors. Representation of Vectors Using Rectangular Components. Vector Multiplication 2. BASIC OPERATIONS WITH FORCE SYSTEMS. Introduction. Equivalence of Vectors. Force. Reduction of Concurrent Force Systems. Moment of Force About a Point. Moment of Force About an Axis. Couples. Changing the Line of Action of a Force 3. RESULTANTS OF FORCE SYSTEMS. Introduction. Reducing a Force System to a Force and a Couple. Definition of Resultant. Resultants of Coplanar Force Systems. Resultants of Non-coplanar Force Systems. Introduction to Distributed Normal Loads. 4. COPLANAR EQUILIBRIUM ANALYSIS. Introduction. Definition of Equilibrium. Part A: Analysis of Single Bodies -- Free-Body Diagrams of a Body. Coplanar Equilibrium Equations. Writing and Solving Equilibrium Equations. Equilibrium Analysis for Single-Body Problems. Part B: Analysis of Composite Bodies -- Free-Body Diagrams Involving Internal Reactions. Equilibrium Analysis of Composite Bodies. Special Cases: Two-Force and Three-Force Bodies. Part C: Analysis of Plane Trusses -- Description of a Truss. Method of Joints. Method of Sections. 5. NON-COPLANAR EQUILIBRIUM. Introduction. Definition of Equilibrium. Free-Body Diagrams. Independent Equilibrium Equations. Improper Constraints. Writing and Solving Equilibrium Equations. Equilibrium Analysis. 6. BEAMS AND CABLES. Introduction. Part A: Beams -- Internal Force Systems. Analysis of Internal Forces. Area Method for Drawing V- and M- Diagrams. Part B: Cables - Cables Under Distributed Loads / Cables Under Concentric Loads. 7. DRY FRICTION. Introduction. Coulomb's Theory of Dry Friction. Problem Classification and Analysis. Impending Tipping. Angle of Friction; Wedges and Screws. Ropes and Flat Belts. Disk Friction. 8. CENTROIDS AND DISTRIBUTED LOADS. Introduction. Centroids of Plane Areas and Curves. Centroids of Curved Surfaces, Volumes, and Space Curves. Theorems of Pappus-Guldinus. Center of Gravity and Center of Mass. Distributed Normal Loads. 9. MOMENTS AND PRODUCTS OF INERTIA OF AREAS. Introduction. Moments of Inertia of Areas and Polar Moments of Inertia. Products of Inertia of Areas. Transformation Equations and Principal Moments of Inertia of Areas. Mohr's Circle for Moments and Products of Inertia. 10. VIRTUAL WORK AND POTENTIAL ENERGY. Introduction. Planar Kinematics of a Rigid Body. Virtual Work. Method of Virtual Work. Instant Center of Rotation. Equilibrium and Stability of Conservative Systems. Appendix A: Numerical Integration -- Introduction. Trapezoidal Rule. Simpson's Rule. Appendix B: Finding Roots of Functions -- Introduction. Newton's Method. Secant Method. Appendix C: Densities of Common Materials. Answers. Index.