Synopses & Reviews
In the latest edition of
Engineering Mechanics, Meriam and Kraige deliver a uniquely powerful learning solution: a sound conceptual foundation for solving mechanics problems that is the hallmark of the Meriam text. The new edition offers easy-to-use tools and resources to drive positive outcomes/success. Most notably, it retains the hallmark of the Meriam texts by teaching realistic engineering problem solving without sacrificing rigor.
Other features include easy-to-use assessment tools to create effective learning pathways through the text, immediate feedback and remediation, along with problem solving practice to help develop confidence and take control. The text seamlessly integrates additional examples and practice exercises that are crafted to bridge the gap between a conceptual grasp from lectures and the textbook to the solution of homework and exam problems. Presentation resources, automated scoring, diagnostic reporting and tools enable consistent delivery.
Synopsis
The 7th edition of this classic text continues to provide the same high quality material seen in previous editions. The text is extensively rewritten with updated prose for content clarity, superb new problems in new application areas, outstanding instruction on drawing free body diagrams, and new electronic supplements to assist readers.
Furthermore, this edition offers more Web-based problem solving to practice solving problems, with immediate feedback; computational mechanics booklets offer flexibility in introducing Matlab, MathCAD, and/or Maple into your mechanics classroom; electronic figures from the text to enhance lectures by pulling material from the text into Powerpoint or other lecture formats; 100+ additional electronic transparencies offer problem statements and fully worked solutions for use in lecture or as outside study tools.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO STATICS.1.1 Mechanics.
1.2 Basic Concepts.
1.3 Scalars and Vectors.
1.4 Newton's Laws.
1.5 Units.
1.6 Law of Gravitation.
1.7 Accuracy, Limits and Approximations.
1.8 Problem Solving in Statics.
1.9 Chapter Review.
CHAPTER 2 FORCE SYSTEMS.
2.1 Introduction.
2.2 Force.
SECTION A TWO-DIMENSIONAL FORCE SYSTEMS.
2.3 Rectangular Components.
2.4 Moment.
2.5 Couple.
2.6 Resultants.
SECTION B THREE-DIMENSIONAL FORCE SYSTEMS.
2.7 Rectangular Components.
2.8 Moment and Couple.
2.9 Resultants.
2.10 Chapter Review.
CHAPTER 3 EQUILIBRIUM.
3.1 Introduction.
SECTION A EQUILIBRIUM IN TWO DIMENSIONS.
3.2 System Isolation and the Free-Body Diagram.
3.3 Equilibrium Conditions.
SECTION B EQUILIBRIUM IN THREE DIMENSIONS.
3.4 Equilibrium Conditions.
3.5 Chapter Review.
CHAPTER 4 STRUCTURES.
4.1 Introduction.
4.2 Plane Trusses.
4.3 Method of Joints.
4.4 Method of Sections.
4.5 Space Trusses.
4.6 Frames and Machines.
4.7 Chapter Review.
CHAPTER 5 DISTRIBUTED FORCES.
5.1 Introduction.
SECTION A CENTERS OF MASS AND CENTROIDS.
5.2 Center of Mass.
5.3 Centroids of Lines, Areas, and Volumes.
5.4 Composite Bodies and Figures; Approximations.
5.5 Theorems of Pappus.
SECTION B SPECIAL TOPICS.
5.6 Beams - External Effects.
5.7 Beams - Internal Effects.
5.8 Flexible Cables.
5.9 Fluid Statics.
5.10 Chapter Review.
CHAPTER 6 FRICTION.
6.1 Introduction.
SECTION A FRICTIONAL PHENOMENA.
6.2 Types of Friction.
6.3 Dry Friction.
SECTION B APPLICATIONS OF FRICTION IN MACHINES.
6.4 Wedges.
6.5 Screws.
6.6 Journal Bearings.
6.7 Thrust Bearings; Disk Friction.
6.8 Flexible Belts.
6.9 Rolling Resistance.
6.10 Chapter Review.
CHAPTER 7 VIRTUAL WORK.
7.1 Introduction.
7.2 Work.
7.3 Equilibrium.
7.4 Potential Energy and Stability.
7.5 Chapter Review.
APPENDICES.
APPENDIX A AREA MOMENTS OF INERTIA.
A.1 Introduction.
A.2 Definitions.
A.3 Composite Areas.
A.4 Products of Inertia and Rotation of Axes.
APPENDIX B MASS MOMENTS OF INERTIA.
APPENDIX C SELECTED TOPICS OF MATHEMATICS.
C.1 Introduction.
C.2 Plane Geometry.
C.3 Solid Geometry.
C.4 Algebra.
C.5 Analytic Geometry.
C.6 Trigonometry
C.7 Vector Operations
C.8 Series.
C.9 Derivatives.
C.10 Integrals.
C.11 Newton's Method for Solving Intractable Equations.
C.12 Selected Techniques for Numerical Integration.
APPENDIX D USEFUL TABLES.
Table D.1 Physical Properties.
Table D.2 Solar System Constants.
Table D.3 Properties of Plane Figures.
Table D.4 Properties of Homogeneous Solids.