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Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics

Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics

By Braja M. Das, Aslam Kassimali, and Sedat Sami
Hardcover, 8 x 9.25, 536 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-030-3
March 2010

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The rigorous development process used to create Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics by Das, Kassimali & Sami insures that it's accessible and accurate. Each draft was scrutinized by a panel of your peers to suggest improvements and flush out any flaws. These carefully selected reviewers offered valuable suggestions on content, approach, accessibility, realism, and homework problems. The author team then incorporated their comments to insure that Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics reflected the real needs of teaching professionals. The authors worked out solutions to all of their homework and example problems to check for accuracy and consistency and all of the examples and homework problems were sent out to a third party to solve and cross-check each answer in both books. And to be sure Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics was as good as it could be, we tested it in the classroom. It was a resounding success and finally ready for your class.

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Key Features
  • Numerous step-by-step examples that demonstrate the correspondence between the FBD (FREE BODY DIAGRAM) and the mathematical analysis.
  • “Procedures for Analysis” sections that show students how to set up and solve a problem using FBDs to promote a consistent and methodical problem-solving approach. (See sec. 3.19,4.11 and 10.4 in Statics; sec. 1.4 and 2.3 in Dynamics.)
  • A Vector Approach to Statics, with a brief review of vector operations in chapters 1 and 2.
  • Homework Problems that are graded from simple to complex and are well balanced tests of theory and practical application. (More than 900 in Statics and more than 700 in Dynamics.)
  • A Short Review section and key terms at the end of each chapter to promote understanding of new concepts.
  • Table of Contents

    * Signifies an optional/advanced topic. 

    1. Kinematics of Particles 
    1.1 Introduction 
    1.2 Rectilinear Kinematics: Position, Velocity, and Acceleration 
    1.3 Analysis of Rectilinear Motion from Known Velocity or Acceleration 
    1.4 Rectilinear Motion: Procedure for Analysis 
    1.5 Curvilinear Kinematics: Position, Velocity and Acceleration 
    1.6 Curvilinear Motion: Rectangular Coordinates 
    1.7 Curvilinear Motion: Tangential and Normal Coordinates 
    1.8 Curvilinear Motion: Polar and Cylindrical Coordinates 
    1.9 Relative Motion 
    1.10 Dependent Motion 
    1.11 Summary 

    2. Kinetics of Particles: Newton's Second Law of Motion 
    2.1 Introduction 
    2.2 Newton's Second law of Motion 
    2.3 Equation of Motion: Procedure for Analysis 
    2.4 Rectangular Coordinates 
    2.5 Tangential and Normal Coordinates 
    2.6 Cylindrical Coordinates 
    2.7 Summary

    3. Kinetics of Particles: Work and Energy 
    3.1 Introduction 
    3.2 Work 
    3.3 Kinetic Energy of a Particle
    3.4 Equation of Work and Kinetic Energy 
    3.5 Applications of the Work-Kinetic Energy Relationship 
    3.6 Conservative Force Fields: Potential Energy 
    3.7 Equation of Work and Potential Energy: Conservation of Mechanical Energy 
    3.8 Power and Efficiency 
    3.9 Summary 

    4. Kinetics of Particles: Impulse and Momentum 
    4.1 Introduction 
    4.2 Linear Momentum and Impulse 
    4.3 Conservation of Linear Momentum 
    4.4 Impulsive Motion 
    4.5 Impact 
    4.6 Angular Momentum and Impulse 
    4.7 Conservation of Angular Momentum 
    4.8 Central Force Field* 
    4.9 Summary 

    5. Kinetics of Systems of Particles 
    5.1 Introduction 
    5.2 Equation of Motion for a System of Particles 
    5.3 Equation of Work and Kinetic Energy for a System of Particles 
    5.4 Equation of Linear Impulse and Momentum for a System of Particles 
    5.5 Equation of Angular Impulse and Momentum for a System of Particles 
    5.6 Systems with Steady Mass Flow* 
    5.7 Systems with Variable Mass Flow*
    5.8 Summary 

    6. Kinematics of Rigid Bodies 
    6.1 Introduction 
    6.2 Translation of a Rigid Body 
    6.3 Rotation of a Rigid Body about a Fixed Axis 
    6.4 General Planar Motion Relative to a Translating Frame of Reference 
    6.5 Absolute and Relative Velocities 
    6.6 Instantaneous Center of Zero Velocity 
    6.7 Absolute and Relative Accelerations 
    6.8 General Planar Motion Relative to a Rotating Frame of Reference 
    6.9 Rotation of a Rigid Body about a Fixed Point* 
    6.10 General Spatial Motion Relative to a Translating Frame of Reference* 
    6.11 General Spatial Motion Relative to a Rotating Frame of Reference* 
    6.12 Summary 

    7. Kinetics of Rigid Bodies in Planar Motion: Force, Mass, and Acceleration 
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 General Equations of Planar Motion 
    7.3 Special Cases: Frictional Rolling and Planar Motion of Connected Bodies 
    7.4 Pure Translational Motion 
    7.5 Pure Rotational Motion
    7.6 Summary 

    8. Kinetics of Rigid Bodies in Planar Motion: Work- Energy and Impulse- Momentum Methods 
    8.1 Introduction 
    8.2 Work-Kinetic Energy Relationship for a Rigid Body in a Planar Motion 
    8.3 Conservation of Mechanical Energy
    8.4 Power 
    8.5 Impulse-Momentum Relationships for a Rigid Body in Planar Motion 
    8.6 Conservation of Momentum 
    8.7 Eccentric Impact 
    8.8 Summary 

    9. Spatial Dynamics 
    9.1 Introduction* 
    9.2 Linear and Angular Moments of a Three-Dimensional Rigid Body *
    9.3 Kinetic Energy of a Three-Dimensional Rigid Body* 
    9.4 Fundamental Equations of Motion of a Three-Dimensional Rigid Body*
    9.5 Gyroscopic Motion* 
    9.6 Summary*

    10. Introduction to Vibration 
    10.1 Introduction* 
    10.2 Undamped Free Vibration* 
    10.3 Rotational Vibration* 
    10.4 Energy Method* 
    10.5 Undamped Forced Vibration* 
    10.6 Damped Free Vibration*
    10.7 Damped Forced Vibration* 
    10.8 Electrical Analogue* 
    10.9 Summary* 


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