Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics, 5th edition

Published by Pearson (July 18, 2007) © 2008

  • Anthony Bedford
  • Wallace Fowler University of Texas, Austin
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For introductory mechanics courses found in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aeronautical engineering, and engineering mechanics departments.

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Bedford and Fowler developed their Fifth Editions of Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics to answer the question: How can textbooks be restructured to help students learn mechanics more effectively and efficiently?

Based on classroom experience and feedback from users of the text, the authors developed an approach featuring the following elements:

Active Example - A new example format that encourages students to spend more time thinking critically about the concepts. 

  • Each section contains an Active Example that is presented in a format that integrates the text and art.
  • A Practice Problem is included within each Active Example to allow students to check their understanding. 
  • To give students additional motivation to check their understanding, the answer and full solution to the Practice Problem are included in the back of the book.

Example-focused Problems - Homework problems designed to encourage students to return to a previous example in the section and study it to expand their understanding of the concept. 

  • Professors can easily identify and assign these problems to encourage further study of particular examples.

Results — Subsections that present essential contents of each section.

  • Explanations and their associated figures are presented in the same text/ art format as the Active Example

30% New Homework Problems

Photorealistic Art Program — Illustrations have been specially rendered to offer photographic—almost 3D—quality.

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Triple Accuracy Checking—Every page of the book and solutions manual has been reviewed by three checkers to guarantee accuracy.

Bedford and Fowler developed their Fifth Editions of Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics to answer the question: How can textbooks be restructured to help students learn mechanics more effectively and efficiently?

Based on classroom experience and feedback from users of the text, the authors developed an approach featuring the following elements:

Active Example - A new example format that encourages students to spend more time thinking critically about the concepts. 

  • Each section contains an Active Example that is presented in a format that integrates the text and art.
  • A Practice Problem is included within each Active Example to allow students to check their understanding. 
  • To give students additional motivation to check their understanding, the answer and full solution to the Practice Problem are included in the back of the book.

Example-focused Problems - Homework problems designed to encourage students to return to a previous example in the section and study it to expand their understanding of the concept. 

  • Professors can easily identify and assign these problems to encourage further study of particular examples.

Results – Subsections that present essential contents of each section.

  • Explanations and their associated figures are presented in the same text/ art format as the Active Example

30% New Homework Problems



1. Introduction.

Engineering and Mechanics. Learning Mechanics. Fundamental Concepts. Units. Newtonian Gravitation.



2. Vectors.

Vector Operations and Definitions. Scalars and Vectors. Rules for Manipulating Vectors. Cartesian Components. Components in Two Dimensions. Components in Three Dimensions. Products of Vectors. Dot Products. Cross Products. Mixed Triple Products.



3. Forces.

Types of Forces. Equilibrium and Free-Body Diagrams. Two-Dimensional Force Systems. Three-Dimensional Force Systems.



4. Systems of Forces and Moments.

Two-Dimensional Description of the Moment. The Moment Vector. Moment of a Force About a Line. Couples. Equivalent Systems. Representing Systems by Equivalent Systems.



5. Objects in Equilibrium.

The Equilibrium Equations. Two-Dimensional Applications. Statically Indeterminate Objects. Three-Dimensional Applications. Two-Force and Three-Force.



6. Structures in Equilibrium.

Trusses. The Method of Joints. The Method of Sections. Space Trusses. Frames and Machines.



7. Centroids and Centers of Mass 316.

Centroids. Centroids of Areas. Centroids of Composite Areas. Distributed Loads. Centroids of Volumes and Lines. The Pappus-Guldinus Theorems. Centers of Mass. Definition of the Center of Mass. Centers of Mass of Objects. Centers of Mass of Composite Objects.



8. Moments of Inertia.

Areas. Definitions. Parallel-Axis Theorems. Rotated and Principal Axes. Masses. Simple Objects. Parallel-Axis Theorem.



9. Friction.

Theory of Dry Friction. Applications.



10. Internal Forces and Moments.

Beams. Axial Force, Shear Force, and Bending Moment. Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams. Relations Between Distributed Load, Shear Force, and Bending Moment. Cables. Loads Distributed Uniformly Along Straight Lines. Loads Distributed Uniformly Along Cables. Discrete Loads. Liquids and Gasses. Pressure and the Center of Pressure. Pressure in a Stationary Liquid.



11. Virtual Work and Potential Energy.

Virtual Work. Potential Energy.



Appendix A.

Review of Mathematics. Algebra. Trigonometry. Derivatives. Integrals. Taylor Series. Vector Analysis.



Appendix B.

Properties of Areas and Lines. Areas. Lines. Properties of Volumes and Homogeneous Objects.



Answers to Even-Numbered Problems.


12. Engineering and Mechanics.

Engineering and Mechanics. Learning Mechanics. Fundamental Concepts. Units. Newtonian Gravitation.



13. Motion of a Point.

Position, Velocity, and Acceleration. Straight-Line Motion. Curvilinear Motion.



14. Force, Mass, and Acceleration.

Newton's Second Law. Equation of Motion for the Center of Mass. Inertial Reference Frames. Applications. Orbital Mechanics. Numerical Solutions.



15. Energy Methods.

Work and Kinetic Energy. Principle of Work and Energy. Work and Power. Work Done by Particular Forces. Potential Energy. Conservation of Energy. Conservative Forces. Relationship between Force and Potential Energy.



16. Momentum Methods.

Principle of Impulse and Momentum. Conservation of Linear Momentum. Impacts. Angular Momentum. Mass Flows.



17. Planar Kinematics of Rigid Bodies.

Rigid Bodies and Types of Motion. Rotation about a Fixed Axis. General Motions: Velocities. General Motions: Accelerations. Sliding Contacts. Moving Reference Frames.



18. Planar Dynamics of Rigid Bodies.

Preview of the Equations of Motion. Momentum Principles for a System of Particles. Derivation of the Equations of Motion. Applications. Numerical Solutions. Appendix: Moments of Inertia.



19. Energy and Momentum in Rigid-Body Dynamics.

Principle of Work and Energy. Kinetic Energy. Work and Potential Energy. Power. Principles of Impulse and Momentum. Impacts.



20. Three-Dimensional Kinematics and Dynamics of Rigid Bodies.

Kinematics. Euler's Equations. The Euler Angles. Appendix: Moments and Products of Inertia.



21. Vibrations 506

Conservative Systems. Damped Vibrations. Forced Vibrations.



Appendix A.

Review of Mathematics.



Appendix B.

Properties of Areas and Lines.



Appendix C.

Properties of Volumes and Homogeneous Objects.



Appendix D.

Spherical Coordinates.



Appendix E.

D'Alembert's Principle.



Index.

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