Engineering Mechanics: Statics, SI Units, 15th edition

Published by Pearson (August 24, 2022) © 2023

  • Russell C. Hibbeler



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  1. General Principles
  2. Force Vectors
  3. Equilibrium of a Particle
  4. Force System Resultants
  5. Equilibrium of a Rigid Body
  6. Structural Analysis
  7. Internal Forces
  8. Friction
  9. Center of Gravity and Centroid
  10. Moments of Inertia
  11. Virtual Work
  • Appendix
  • Mathematical Review and Expressions
  • Fundamental Problems Solutions and Answers
  • Review Problem Solutions

R.C. Hibbeler graduated from the University of Illinois-Urbana with a B.S. in Civil Engineering (major in Structures) and an M.S. 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.

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