Synopses & Reviews
The first of a comprehensive two-volume treatment of mechanics intended for students of civil and mechanical engineering. Used for several years in courses at Bradley University, the text presents statics in a clear and straightforward way while emphasising problem solving - backed by more than 350 examples used to clarify the discussion. The accompanying diskette contains EnSolve, written by the authors for solving problems in engineering mechanics. The program includes the following: - a unit converter for SI to US units and vice versa - a graphics program for plotting functions and data - a set of numerical subroutines. The graphics module boasts such features as fitting smooth splines between data, plotting regression lines and curves, and changing scales -- including from arithmetic to log and log-log.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introductory Principles.- Equilibrium of a Particle In Two Dimensions.- Equilibrium of a Particle In Three Dimensions.- Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies In Two Dimensions.- Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies In Three Dimensions.- Truss Analysis.- Frames and Machines.- Internal Forces In Members.-Friction.- Sources of Gravity, centers of Mass and Centroids.- Moments and Products of Inertia.- Virtual Work and Stationary Potential Energy