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Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics)

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Publisher Comments:

First published over 40 years ago, this work has achieved the status of a classic among introductory texts on mechanics. Den Hartog is known for his lively, discursive and often witty presentations of all the fundamental material of both statics and dynamics (and considerable more advanced material) in new, original ways that provide students with insights into mechanical relationships that other books do not always succeed in conveying. On the other hand, the work is so replete with engineering applications and actual design problems that it is as valuable as a reference to the practicing engineer as it is as a text or refresher for the general engineering student.

Mechanics is not a "heavy" book, despite the amount of material it covers and the clarity and exactness with which it treats this material. It is undoubtedly one of the most readable texts in the field. More than 550 drawings and diagrams in the regular text and in the highly praised 112-page section of problems and answers further contribute to its lucidity and value. The emphasis is consistently on illuminating fundamental principles and in showing how they are embodied in a high number of real engineering and design problems concerning trusses, loaded cables, beams, jacks, hoists, brakes, cantilevers, springs, balances, pendulums, projectiles, cranks, linkages, propellers, turbines, fly ball engine governors, hydraulic couplings, anti-roll devices, gyroscopes, and hundreds of other mechanical systems and devices.

Chapters cover Discrete Coplanar Forces, Conditions of Equilibrium, Distributed Forces, Trusses and Cables, Beams, Friction, Space Forces, The Method of Work, Kinematics of a Point, Dynamics of a Particle, Kinematics of Plane Motion, Moments of Inertia, Dynamics of Plane Motion, Work and Energy, Impulse and Momentum, Relative Motion, and Gyroscopes. Particularly in the last two chapters, Den Hartog provides advanced material not usual in introductory texts. "Very thoroughly recommended to all those anxious to improve their real understanding of the principles of mechanics." — Mechanical World.

Index. List of equations. 334 problems, all with answers. Over 550 diagrams and drawings.

Synopsis:

This classic introductory text features hundreds of applications and design problems that illuminate fundamentals of trusses, loaded beams and cables, and related areas. Includes 334 answered problems.

Synopsis:

This classic introductory text features hundreds of applications and design problems that illuminate fundamentals of trusses, loaded beams and cables, and related areas. Includes 334 answered problems.

Synopsis:

"Very thoroughly recommended to all those anxious to improve their real understanding of the principles of mechanics." — Mechanical World. An excellent refresher volume as well as a classic introductory text, this book features hundreds of applications and design problems that illuminate fundamentals of trusses, loaded beams and cables, and related areas. Includes 334 answered problems.

About the Author

J. P. Den Hartog: The Reprint Engineer

J. P. Den Hartog (1901-1989), who taught for most of his career at MIT, was one of the founders of the Dover reprint program in engineering. As the author of several books that Dover reprinted and still has in print, and as an advisor from the 1950s until just a few years before his death in 1989, Professor Den Hartog gave invaluable advice concerning books of lasting interest and importance in his field.

Not many books in engineering have a productive shelf life spanning several decades. Among the exceptions are these four books of Professor Den Hartog, which Dover reprinted and occasionally revised in later printings from 1961 through 1987: Mechanics, 1961, Strength of Materials, 1961, Mechanical Vibrations, 1985, and Advanced Strength of Materials, 1987. Still widely read and cited by authors in these areas, Den Hartog's books are a tribute to his gift for exposition and clarity.

The J. P. Den Hartog Award, established in 1987, is presented in recognition of lifetime contributions to the teaching and practice of vibration engineering.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

CHAPTER I-DISCRETE COPLANAR FORCES

1. Introduction

2. Forces

3. Parallelogram of Forces

4. Cartesian Components

CHAPTER II-CONDITIONS OF EQUILIBRIUM

5. Moments

6. Couples

7. Equations of Equilibrium

8. Applications

CHAPTER III-DISTRIBUTED FORCES

9. Parallel Forces

10. Centers of Gravity

11. Distributed Loadings

12. Hydrostatics

CHAPTER IV-TRUSSES AND CABLES

13. Method of Sections

14. Method of Joints

15. Funicular Polygons

16. Uniformity Loaded Cables

CHAPTER V-BEAMS

17. Bending Moments in Beams

18. Distributed Beam Loadings

CHAPTER VI-FRICTION

19. Definition

20. Applications

CHAPTER VII-SPACE FORCES

21. Composition of Forces and Couples

22. Conditions of Equilibrium

23. Applications

24. Space Frames

25. Straight and Curved Beans

CHAPTER VIII-THE METHOD OF WORK

26. A Single Rigid Body

27. Systems of Bodies

28. Applications

29. Stability of Equilibrium

CHAPTER IX-KINEMATICS OF A POINT

30. Rectilinear and Angular Motion

31. Motion in Space

32. Applications

CHAPTER X-DYNAMICS OF A PARTICLE

33. Newton's Laws

34. Rectilinear Motion of a Particle

35. Curvilinear Motion of a Particle

36. Systems of Two Particles

CHAPTER XI-KINEMATICS OF PLANE MOTION

37. Velocities

38. Accelerations

CHAPTER XII-MOMENTS OF INERTIA

39. The Principle of d'Alembert

40. General Properties

41. Specific Examples

CHAPTER XIII-DYNAMICS OF PLANE MOTION

42. Rotation about a Fixed Axis

43. Examples of Fixed-axis Rotation

44. General Motion in a Plane

45. Examples on General Plane Motion

CHAPTER XIV-WORK AND ENERGY

46 Kinetic Energy of a Particle

47. Potential Energy; Efficiency; Power

48. Energy of Plane Bodies

49. Applications

CHAPTER XV-IMPULSE AND MOMENTUM

50. Linear Momentum

51. Angular Momentum

52. Applications

53. Impact

CHAPTER XVI-RELATIVE MOTION

54. Introduction

55. Non-rotating Vehicles

56. Rotating Vehicles; Coriolis's Law

57. Applications

CHAPTER XVII-GYROSCOPES

58. Theorems on Rotation in Space

59. Discussion of the Theorems

60. The Principle Theorem of the Gyroscope

61. Applications

62. The Gyroscopic Ship's Compass

PROBLEMS

ANSWERS TO PROBLEMS

LIST OF EQUATIONS

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486607542
Author:
Den Hartog, Jacob P.
Author:
Den Hartog, J. P.
Author:
Den Hartog, Jacob P.
Author:
Hartog, J. P. Den
Author:
Physics
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Mechanics
Subject:
Engineering - Mechanical
Subject:
Mechanical
Subject:
Mechanics - General
Subject:
Physics-Classical Mechanics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Physics
Publication Date:
19610631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in 1.06 lb

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This classic introductory text features hundreds of applications and design problems that illuminate fundamentals of trusses, loaded beams and cables, and related areas. Includes 334 answered problems.
"Synopsis" by ,
This classic introductory text features hundreds of applications and design problems that illuminate fundamentals of trusses, loaded beams and cables, and related areas. Includes 334 answered problems.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Very thoroughly recommended to all those anxious to improve their real understanding of the principles of mechanics." — Mechanical World. An excellent refresher volume as well as a classic introductory text, this book features hundreds of applications and design problems that illuminate fundamentals of trusses, loaded beams and cables, and related areas. Includes 334 answered problems.
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