Engineering Mechanics Statics – Andrew Pytel, Jaan Kiusalaas – 4th Edition


ENGINEERING MECHANICS: STATICS, 4E, written by authors Andrew Pytel and Jaan Kiusalaas, provides you with a solid understanding of statics without the overload of extraneous detail. The authors use their extensive teaching experience and first-hand knowledge to deliver a presentation that’s ideally suited to your learning skills. This edition clearly introduces critical concepts using learning features that connect real problems and examples with the fundamentals of engineering mechanics.

You learn how to effectively analyze problems before substituting numbers into formulas — a skill that will benefit you tremendously as you encounter real life problems that do not always fit into standard formulas. This book’s concise presentation is complemented by a useful Student Study Guide that clarifies concepts and includes guided solutions to a number of additional equilibrium problems.

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  • Chapter1: Introduction to Statics
    1.1: Introduction
    1.2: Newtonian Mechanics
    1.3: Fundamental Properties of Vectors
    1.4: Representation of Vectors Using Rectangular Components
    1.5: Vector Multiplication

    Chapter2: Basic Operations with Force Systems
    2.1: Introduction
    2.2: Equivalence of Vectors
    2.3: Force
    2.4: Reduction of Concurrent Force Systems
    2.5: Moment of a Force about a Point
    2.6: Moment of a Force about an Axis
    2.7: Couples
    2.8: Changing the Line of Action of a Force

    Chapter3: Resultants of Force Systems
    3.1: Introduction
    3.2: Reduction of a Force System to a Force and a Couple
    3.3: Definition of Resultant
    3.4: Resultants of Coplanar Force Systems
    3.5: Resultants of Three-Dimensional Systems
    3.6: Introduction to Distributed Normal Loads

    Chapter4: Coplanar Equilibrium Analysis
    4.1: Introduction
    4.2: Definition of Equilibrium
    Part A: Analysis of Single Bodies
    4.3: Free-Body Diagram of a Body
    4.4: Coplanar Equilibrium Equations
    4.5: Writing and Solving Equilibrium Equations
    4.6: Equilibrium Analysis for Single-Body Problems
    Part B: Analysis of Composite Bodies
    4.7: Free-Body Diagrams Involving Internal Reactions
    4.8: Equilibrium Analysis of Composite Bodies
    4.9: Special Cases: Two-Force and Three-Force Bodies
    Part C: Analysis of Plane Trusses
    4.10: Description of a Truss
    4.11: Method of Joints
    4.12: Method of Sections

    Chapter5: Three-Dimensional Equilibrium
    5.1: Introduction
    5.2: Definition of Equilibrium
    5.3: Free-Body Diagrams
    5.4: Independent Equilibrium Equations
    5.5: Improper Constraints
    5.6: Writing and Solving Equilibrium Equations
    5.7: Equilibrium Analysis

    Chapter6: Beams and Cables
    6.1: Introduction
    Part A: Beams
    6.2: Internal Force Systems
    6.3: Analysis of Internal Forces
    6.4: Area Method for Drawing V- and M-Diagrams
    Part B: Cables
    6.5: Cables under Distributed Loads
    6.6: Cables under Concentrated Loads

    Chapter7: Dry Friction
    7.1: Introduction
    7.2: Coulomb’s Theory of Dry Friction
    7.3: Problem Classification and Analysis
    7.4: Impending Tipping
    7.5: Angle of Friction; Wedges and Screws
    7.6: Ropes and Flat Belts
    7.7: Disk Friction
    7.8: Rolling Resistance

    Chapter8: Centroids and Distributed Loads
    8.1: Introduction
    8.2: Centroids of Plane Areas and Curves
    8.3: Centroids of Curved Surfaces, Volumes, and Space Curves
    8.4: Theorems of Pappus-Guldinus
    8.5: Center of Gravity and Center of Mass
    8.6: Distributed Normal Loads

    Chapter9: Moments and Products of Inertia of Areas
    9.1: Introduction
    9.2: Moments of Inertia of Areas and Polar Moments of Inertia
    9.3: Products of Inertia of Areas
    9.4: Transformation Equations and Principal Moments of Inertia of Areas
    9.5: Mohr’s Circle for Moments and Products of Inertia

    Chapter10: Virtual Work and Potential Energy
    10.1: Introduction
    10.2: Virtual Displacements
    10.3: Virtual Work
    10.4: Method of Virtual Work
    10.5: Instant Center of Rotation
    10.6: Equilibrium and Stability of Conservative Systems

    Appendix A: Numerical Integration
    Appendix B: Finding Roots of Functions
    Appendix C: Densities of Common Materials
    Answers to Even-Numbered Problems
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