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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
1. Introduction to Rigid-Body Mechanics
2. Force and Equilibrium of Particles
3. Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies in Two Dimensions
4. Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies in Three Dimensions
5. Center of Gravity, Centroid, and Distributed Force
6. Analysis of Statically Determinate Structures
7. Distributed Load-Analysis of Beams and Cables
9. Moment of Inertia
10. Work and Energy