# Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics, 5th edition

Published by Pearson (July 18, 2007) Â© 2008

**Anthony Bedford****Wallace Fowler**University of Texas, Austin

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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.Â

- Each section contains an Active Example that is presented in a format that integrates the text and art.
- A
**Practice Problem**is included within eachÂ Active Example to allow students to check their understanding.Â - 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.Â

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

**Results **â€“Â 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.**

**2. Vectors.**

**3. Forces.**

**4. Systems of Forces and Moments.**

**5. Objects in Equilibrium.**

**6. Structures in Equilibrium.**

**7. Centroids and Centers of Mass 316.**

**8. Moments of Inertia.**

**9. Friction.**

**10. Internal Forces and Moments.**

**11. Virtual Work and Potential Energy.**

**Appendix A.**

**Appendix B.**

**Answers to Even-Numbered Problems.**

**12. Engineering and Mechanics.**

**13. Motion of a Point.**

**14. Force, Mass, and Acceleration.**

**15. Energy Methods.**

**16. Momentum Methods.**

**17. Planar Kinematics of Rigid Bodies.**

**18. Planar Dynamics of Rigid Bodies.**

**19. Energy and Momentum in Rigid-Body Dynamics.**

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

**21. Vibrations 506**

**Appendix A.**

**Appendix B.**

**Appendix C.**

**Appendix D.**

**Appendix E.**

**Index.**

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