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Synopsis
Excerpt from Elementary Mechanics of Solids
This book has been written after many years' experience in teaching Theoretical Mechanics to students of a great variety of ages and attainments.
I attach great importance to the value of carefully selected and carefully explained examples, and throughout the book numerous examples will be found worked out and accompanied by notes on the processes employed in their solution. In addition to these, there are nearly five hundred questions for exercise. Many of these questions are taken from examination papers, the source being always clearly stated.
In the teaching of any branch of science the value of experimental illustrations has now come to be fully recognized; and I have described upwards of forty experiments which may all be performed by teacher or student with the help of very inexpensive apparatus. At the same time more elaborate apparatus may be used, when it is available, to illustrate much of the subject matter.
The book will be found to contain all the subjects in the syllabus of the Elementary Stage of Theoretical Mechanics of Solids of the Board of Education, South Kensington; while, to increase its usefulness and to adapt it to the requirements of students for other examinations, the theoretical proofs of many propositions have been added.
It may be read without any mathematical attainments beyond an ability to solve easy algebraical equations, except that in a few instances easy quadratics and the properties of similar triangles have been employed. My thanks are due to Prof. E. A. Gregory and Mr. A. T. Simmons, B.Sc., who have helped me by many valuable suggestions during the preparation of the book.
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Synopsis
Excerpt from Elementary Mechanics of Solids
Suppose the two pulls to be equal to one another, that is, so that the tensions in the two strings are equal, and suppose that they act in Opposite directions along parallel straight lines, not along the same straight line. The combined effect of these two pulls will be to turn the wood round without moving it away bodily.
Figures 1, 3 represent these three cases. The arrow-heads P and Q denote the pulls of the strings; and M denotes the motion of the wood.
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