Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, SI Units, 15th edition

Published by Pearson (June 20, 2023) © 2023

  • Russell C. Hibbeler



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Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. It empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Professor Hibbeler's decades of everyday classroom experience and knowledge of how students learn. The text is shaped by the suggestions of hundreds of peer reviewers and many of his students.

The 15th Edition in SI units features a large variety of problems, about 30% which are new, which involve practical applications to different fields of engineering. Developed by the author, videos that reinforce learning the basic theories and applying the principles are available on the premium website.

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Key author content enhances conceptual understanding

  • Procedures for Analysis provide a logical, orderly method for analyzing general and specific mechanics problems.
  • Important Points summarize crucial concepts and what should be known to apply the theory to solve problems.
  • End-of-chapter reviews provide a concise self-study tool. Each important point is accompanied by the relevant equation and art.

Real-world problem types connect theory to application

  • Conceptual problems engage students in thinking through a real-life situation depicted in a photo.
  • Free-Body Diagram problems let students practice key skills in solving equilibrium problems.
  • Homework problems with various levels of difficulty let students apply their knowledge to realistic situations.

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  • UPDATED: Re-written material provides further clarification of concepts and enhanced accuracy.
  • UPDATED: New photos and photorealistic art show how the principles apply to real-world situations and how materials behave under load.
  • UPDATED: Approximately 30% new problems involve applications to many different fields of engineering.
  • UPDATED: Fundamental problems offer more chances for students to practice basic applications and develop their problem-solving skills. Some new Fundamental problems have been added, along with their partial solutions.
  • UPDATED: Answer section at the back of the book includes additional information related to the solution of select Fundamental and Review problems in order to offer students guidance in solving the problems.

Features of Pearson eText for the 15th Edition

  • NEW: Videos, developed by the author, include a variety of new video types that are available for the 15th Edition. Professor Hibbeler expertly demonstrates how to solve problems, models the best way to reach a solution, and gives students extra opportunities to practice honing their problem-solving skills; he also summarizes key concepts from the text, supported by additional figures, animations and photos.
  • Interactive Figures help students visualize course concepts that are difficult to comprehend from static images alone.

Features of Mastering Engineering for the 15th Edition

  • NEW: Setup-and-Solve exercises step students through the problem-solving process, similar to what instructors model during class. This reinforces conceptual understanding of the process applied in approaching the problem and mirrors what students will be expected to do on a quiz or test.
  • Tutorial homework problems emulate the instructor's office-hour environment, guiding students through concepts in multi-step problems. Wrong-answer specific feedback is given, along with optional hints to break a problem down further.
  • Video Solutions offer step-by-step solution walkthroughs of representative homework problems from the text.
  • Learning Outcomes Summaries track student or class performance for learning outcomes. All assignable content has been tagged to ABET Learning Outcomes for you, or you can add your own.
  1. Kinematics of a Particle 
  2. Kinetics of a Particle: Force and Acceleration 
  3. Kinetics of a Particle: Work and Energy 
  4. Kinetics of a Particle: Impulse and Momentum 
  5. Planar Kinematics of a Rigid Body 
  6. Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Force and Acceleration 
  7. Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Work and Energy 
  8. Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Impulse and Momentum 
  9. Three-Dimensional Kinematics of a Rigid Body 
  10. Three-Dimensional Kinetics of a Rigid Body 
  11. Vibrations


  1. Mathematical Review and Expressions

Fundamental Problems Partial Solutions and Answers 


R. C. Hibbeler graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana with a BS in Civil Engineering (majoring in Structures) and an MS in Nuclear Engineering. He obtained his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University. Professor Hibbeler's professional experience includes postdoctoral work in reactor safety and analysis at Argonne National Laboratory, and structural and stress analysis work at Chicago Bridge and Iron, as well as at Sargent and Lundy in Chicago. He has practiced engineering in Ohio, New York, and Louisiana.

Professor Hibbeler currently teaches both civil and mechanical engineering courses at the University of Louisiana—Lafayette. In the past, he has taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana, Youngstown State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Union College.

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