Engineering Mechanics Statics
This book presents the foundations and applications of statics by emphasizing the importance of visual analysis of topics--especially through the use ... Show synopsis This book presents the foundations and applications of statics by emphasizing the importance of visual analysis of topics--especially through the use of free body diagrams. It also promotes a problem-solving approach to solving examples through its strategy, solution, and discussion format. The authors further include design and computational examples that help integrate these ABET 2000 requirements. The book contains a Statics Study Pack" which includes Free Body Diagram Workbook, Working Model CD-ROM, and Drill Website containing practice problems with full solutions. Features strong coverage of FBDs. Includes a revised discussion of loads (Ch. 6). Chapter topics include: Vectors; Forces; Systems of Forces and Moments; Objects in Equilibrium; Structures In Equilibrium; Centroids and Centers of Mass; Moments of Inertia; Friction; Internal Forces and Moments; Virtual Work and Potential Energy. For professionals in mechanical, civil, aeronautical, or engineering mechanics fields.