This text helps to develop a student's ability first to analyze problems in a simple and logical manner, and then to apply basic principles to their solutions. A strong conceptual understanding of these basic mechanics principles is essential for successfully solving mechanics problems. Continuing in the spirit of previous editions, this edition provides conceptually accurate and thorough coverage together with a significant refreshment of the exercise sets and online homework problems
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Table of Contents
2 Statics of Particles
3 Rigid Bodies: Equivalent Systems of Forces
4 Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies
5 Distributed Forces: Centroids and Centers of Gravity
6 Analysis of Structures
7 Forces in Beams and Cables
9 Distributed Forces: Moments of Inertia
10 Method of Virtual Work
Appendix:Fundamentals of Engineering Courses
Ferdinand Beer, Late of Lehigh University Russell Johnston, Late of University of Connecticut Phillip Cornwell, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology David Mazurek, U.S. Coast Guard Academy Sanjeev Sanghi, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi