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Mechanics for Engineers: Statics

Mechanics for Engineers: Statics

By Braja M. Das, Aslam Kassimali, and Sedat Sami
Hardcover, 8 x 9.25, 586 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-029-7
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: Statics 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: Statics 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. Introduction to Rigid-Body Mechanics
    1.1 Introduction 
    1.2 Historical Background 
    1.3 Basic Concepts 
    1.4 Fundamental Principles 
    1.5 Scalars and Vectors 
    1.6 Units of Measurement 
    1.7 Accuracy of Numerical Calculations 
    1.8 The Process of Problem Solving 
    1.9 Summary 

    2. Force and Equilibrium of Particles 
    2.1 Introduction 
    2.2 Resultant of Two Forces 
    2.3 Resultant of Several Concurrent Forces on a Particle 
    2.4 Comments of a Force 
    2.5 Rectangular Components of a Force 
    2.6 Unit Vectors 
    2.7 Resultant of Several Forces from Their Rectangular Components 
    2.8 Equilibrium of Particles 
    2.9 Free-Body Diagrams
    2.10 Common Types of Connections 
    2.11 Rectangular Components of a Force in Space 
    2.12 Direction Cosines of a Force in Space 
    2.13 Representation of a Force Vector 
    2.14 Representation of a Force Vector with Known Magnitude and Line of Action
    2.15 Resultant of Concurrent Forces on a Particle in Three Dimensions 
    2.16 Equilibrium of a Particle in Three Dimensions 
    2.17 Summary 

    3. Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies in Two Dimensions
    3.1 Introduction 
    3.2 Rigid 
    3.3 Forces on Rigid Bodies and Principle of Transmissibility 
    3.4 Rigid Bodies in Two Dimensions 
    3.5 Moment of a Force-Scalar Approach 
    3.6 Cross Product of Vectors 
    3.7 Moments as Vectors 
    3.8 Varignon's Theorem 
    3.9 Procedure for Determining Moments 
    3.10 Couples 
    3.11 Resolution of a Force into a Force-Couple System 
    3.12 Resultants of Noncurrent Coplanar Force Systems 
    3.13 Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies 
    3.14 Equilibrium Equations in Scalar Form 
    3.15 Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies Subjected to Forces at Two and Three Points 
    3.16 Types of Supports and Connections 
    3.17 Statically Determinate Structures 
    3.18 Free-Body Diagrams 
    3.19 Procedure for Analysis of Reactions 
    3.20 Summary 

    4. Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies in Three Dimensions 
    4.1 Introduction 
    4.2 Moment of a Force about a Point 
    4.3 Dot Product of Vectors
    4.4 Moment of a Force about an Axis 
    4.5 Couples 
    4.6 Resultants of Nonconcurrent Three-Dimensional Force Systems 
    4.7 Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies 
    4.8 Types of Supports and Connections 
    4.9 Statically Determinate Structures 
    4.10 Free-Body Diagrams 
    4.11 Procedure for Analysis of Reactions 
    4.12 Summary 

    5. Center of Gravity, Centroid, and Distributed Force 
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Centroid-Definition 
    5.3 Centroid of an Area by Integration 
    5.4 Centroid of a Line by Integration 
    5.5 Centroid of Composite Areas 
    5.6 Centroid of Composite Lines 
    5.7 Theorems of Pappus and Guldinus* 
    5.8 Distributed Load on Beams* 
    5.9 Hydrostatic Force on Submerged Surfaces* 
    5.10 Centroid by Integration 
    5.11 Centroid of Composite Volumes 
    5.12 Summary

    6. Analysis of Statically Determinate Structures 
    6.1 Introduction 
    6.2 Internal Forces at Connections 
    6.3 Trusses 
    6.4 Assumptions for Analysis of Trusses 
    6.5 Arrangement of Members of Simple Plane Trussesbr> 6.6 Statically Determinate Plane Trusses 
    6.7 Analysis of Plane Trusses by the Method of Joints 
    6.8 Analysis of Plane Trusses by the Method of Sections 
    6.9 Space Trusses
    6.10 Frames and Machines 
    6.11 Summary 

    7. Distributed Load-Analysis of Beams and Cables 
    7.1 Introduction 
    7.2 Types of Beams 
    7.3 Internal Forces 
    7.4 Types of Loads on a Beam 
    7.5 Shear and Moment Diagrams 
    7.6 Relations between Distributed Load, Shear Force, and Bending Moment 
    7.7 Cable Carrying Concentrated Loads* 
    7.8 Cable Carrying Distributed Loads*
    7.9 Cable Subjected to Its Own Weight*
    7.10 Summary

    8. Friction
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Mechanisms of Dry Friction 
    8.3 Analysis of Some Dry Friction Problems 
    8.4 Wedges 
    8.5 Square-Threaded Screws 
    8.6 Belt Friction 
    8.7 Frictional Resistance on Thrust Bearings-Disc Friction* 
    8.8 Journal Bearings*
    8.9 Rolling Resistance*
    8.10 Summary

    9. Moment of Inertia 
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Moment of Inertia of an Area 
    9.3 Radius of Gyration of an Area
    9.4 Polar Moment of Inertia and Radius of Gyration 
    9.5 Parallel Axis Theorem for Moment of Inertia of an Area 
    9.6 Moment of Inertia of Composite Areas 
    9.7 Product of Inertia of an Area* 
    9.8 Product of Inertia of Composite Areas* 
    9.9 Principal Moment of Inertia of an Area* 
    9.10 Mohr's Circle of Moment of Inertia of Areas* 
    9.11 Moment of Inertia and Radius of Gyration of Masses 
    9.12 Mass Moment of Inertia by Integration 
    9.13 Mass Moment of Inertia of Composite Bodies 
    9.14 Summary 

    10. Work and Energy 
    10.1 Introduction* 
    10.2 Basic Concept of Work* 
    10.3 The Principle of Virtual Work* 
    10.4 Procedure for Analysis* 
    10.5 Potential Energy* 
    10.6 Equilibrium-Principle of Stationary Potential Energy* 
    10.7 Equilibrium-Principle of Minimum Potential Energy* 
    10.8 Summary

    A. SI Prefixes 
    B. Conversion Factors
    C. Specific Weight of Common Materials
    D. Mathematical Expressions 
    E. Properties of Areas and Homogeneous Bodies
    Answers to Selected Problems 

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