Continuing in the spirit of its successful previous editions, the eleventh edition of Beer, Johnston, Mazurek, and Cornwell's Vector Mechanics for Engineers provides conceptually accurate and thorough coverage together with a significant refreshment of the exercise sets and online delivery of homework problems to your students. Nearly forty percent of the problems in the text are changed from the previous edition.
The Beer/Johnston textbooks introduced significant pedagogical innovations into engineering mechanics teaching. The consistent, accurate problem-solving methodology gives your students the best opportunity to learn statics and dynamics. At the same time, the careful presentation of content, unmatched levels of accuracy, and attention to detail have made these texts the standard for excellence.
A first course in mechanics should develop a student's ability to analyze and solve problems using well-understood basic principles applied in a simple logical manner. The emphasis of this text focuses on the correct understanding of the principles of mechanics and on their application to the solution of engineering problems. In order to achieve the goal of being able to analyze mechanics problems, the text employs the following pedagogical strategy:
Practical applications are introduced early
New concepts are introduced simply
Fundamental principles are placed in simple context
Students are given extensive practic through sample problems, special sections entitled Solving Problems On Your Own, and extensive homework problem sets.
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Thoroughly Refreshed Problem Set in the Eleventh Edition. 70% of the problems are updated from the previous edition.
Concept Questions are multiple choice problems that require few, if any, calculations are included. Students are encouraged to solve these problems using the principles and techniques discussed in the text and to use these principles to help develop their intuition.
Computer and Design Problems are offered at the end of each chapter. While the problems are generic they are designed to be easily solved using popular computational programs like Matlab®, Mathcad®, and Maple™. The computer problems focus on symbolic manipulation and plotting rather than programming.
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A Careful, Step-By-Step Presentation Presentation is followed in each lesson of each chapter, and every chapter starts with a real-life example and an outline previewing the chapter objectives and lessons. Each lesson is accompanied by sample problems and Solving Problems On Your Own boxes that prepare students for the problem sets. Each chapter finishes with a brief Review Problem set and an assortment of computer and design problems
Well-Respected Sample Problems are a signature Beer and Johnston text feature that allow students to see important key problem types and with the solution laid out on a single page, organized to provide a potent model for student problem solving. Sample Problems serve the dual purpose of amplifying the text and demonstrating the type of neat and orderly work that students should cultivate in their own solutions.
Instructors Solutions Manual offers a clear type-set presentation and organization of problem solutions. In addition, Instructors are provided with assignment grids, designed so that instructors can assign different homework problems each semester for up to six semesters. Also included is a description of the material covered in each chapter and hints to help instructors assign appropriate homework problems.
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
Fundamentals of Engineering Examination
Answers to Problems
Ferdinand P. Beer, Lehigh University E. Russell Johnston, Jr., University of Connecticut David F. Mazurek, U.S. Coast Guard Academy