Synopses & Reviews
Over the past 50 years, Meriam & Kraige's Engineering Mechanics: Statics has established a highly respected tradition of Excellence—A Tradition that emphasizes accuracy, rigor, clarity, and applications. Now completely revised, redesigned, and modernized, the new fifth edition of this classic text builds on these strengths, adding new problems and a more accessible, student-friendly presentation.
NEW FEATURES
Accessibility:New Contributors Bill Palm has revised the text to make it easier to understand
Pedagogy:End-of-Chapter summaries and highlighted "key concepts" sections help students remember key points
New Application Areas:Includes new application areas such as biomechanics
New Homework Problems:50% of the problems are new or revised
Solving Problem With...:A Series of optional booklets on "Solving Statics Problems with" Matlab, Mathcad, and Maple
Web-Based Problem Solving:A Collection of over 150 online problems
Extension Sample Prob lems:These problems show how computational tools can be used to solve a variety of 'What If' Scenarios
Electronic Figures and Electronic Transparencies of Solved Problems:Text figures and more than 100 solved problems are available on the Web
Synopsis
Concise and authoritative, this book set the standard for excellence in basic mechanics texts. The major emphasis is on basic principles and problem formulation. Strong effort has been made to show both the cohesiveness of the relatively few fundamental ideas and the great variety of problems that these ideas solve. All of the problems deal with principles and procedures inherent in the design and analysis of engineering structures and mechanical systems with many of the problems referring explicitly to design considerations.
Synopsis
This concise and authoritative book emphasizes basic principles and problem formulation. It illustrates both the cohesiveness of the relatively few fundamental ideas in this area and the great variety of problems these ideas solve. All of the problems address principles and procedures inherent in the design and anlysis of engineering structures and mechanical systems, with many of the problems referring explicitly to design considerations.
Table of Contents
PART I -
DYNAMICS OF PARTICLES
* Introduction to Dynamics
* Kinematics of Particles
* Kinetics of Particles
* Kinetics of Systems of Particles
PART II -
PARTICLE DYNAMICS OF RIGID BODIES
* Plane Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
* Plane Kinetics of Rigid Bodies
* Introduction to Three-Dimensional Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
* Vibration and Time Responses
Appendix A: Area Moments of Inertia
Appendix B: Mass Moments of Inertia
Appendix C: Selected Topics of Mathematics
Appendix D: Useful Tables