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Dynamics: Engineering Mechanics, 2nd Edition International Student Version

Dynamics: Engineering Mechanics, 2nd Edition International Student Version

Benson H. Tongue, Sheri D. Sheppard

ISBN: ES8-0-470-55304-6


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Dynamics: Engineering Mechanics, Second Edition, by Benson H. Tongue of University of California-Berkeley, offers a student-focused approach to Dynamics. With a strong emphasis on drawing free body diagrams and the associated inertial response diagrams, an integrated use of computation, use of a structured problem-solving methodology, inclusion of real-world case studies, and robust pedagogy coupled with a truly engaging writing style, reviewers alike have praised this new Dynamics text.

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Chapter 1. Background and Roadmap.

1.1 Newton’s Laws.

1.2   How You’ll Be Approaching Dynamics.

1.3   Units and Symbols.

1.4   Gravitation.

1.5   The Pieces of the Puzzle.

Chapter 2. Motion of Translating Bodies.

2.1 Straight-Line Motion.

2.2 Cartesian Coordinates.

2.3 Polar and Cylindrical Coordinates.

2.4 Path Coordinates.

2.5 Relative Motion and Constraints.

2.6 Just the Facts.

Chapter 3. Inertial Response of Translating Bodies.

3.1 Cartesian Coordinates.

3.2 Polar Coordinates.

3.3 Path Coordinates.

3.4 Linear Momentum and Linear Impulse.

3.5 Angular Momentum and Angular.

3.6 Orbital Mechanics.

3.7 Impact.

3.8 Oblique Impact.

3.9 Just the Facts.

Chapter 4. Energetics of Translating Bodies.

4.1 Kinetic Energy.

4.2 Potential Energies and Conservative.

4.3 Power and Efficiency.

4.4 Just the Facts.

Chapter 5. Multibody Systems.

5.1 Force Balance and Linear Momentum.

5.2 Angular Momentum.

5.3 Work and Energy.

5.4 Stationary Enclosures with Mass Inflow and Outflow.

5.5 Nonconstant Mass Systems.

5.6 Just the Facts.

Chapter 6. Kinetics of Rigid Bodies Undergoing Planar Motion.

6.1 Relative Velocities on a Rigid Body.

6.2 Instantaneous Center of Rotation (ICR).

6.3 Rotating Reference Frames and Rigid-Body Accelerations.

6.4 Relative Motion on a Rigid Body.

6.5 Just the Fact.

Chapter 7. Kinetics of Rigid Bodies Undergoing Two-Dimensional Motion.

7.1 Curvilinear Translation.

7.2 Rotation about a Fixed Point.

7.3 General Motion.

7.4 Linear/Angular Momentum of Two-Dimensional Rigid Bodies.

7.5 Work/Energy of Two-Dimensional Rigid Bodies.

7.6 Just the Facts.

Chapter 8. Kinematics and Kinetics of Rigid Bodies in Three-Dimensional Motion.

8.1 Spherical Coordinates.

8.2 Angular Velocity of Rigid Bodies in Three-Dimensional Motion.

8.3 Angular Acceleration of Rigid Bodies in Three-Dimensional Motion.

8.4 General Motion of and on Three-Dimensional Bodies.

8.5 Moments and Products of Inertia for a Three-Dimensional Body.

8.6 Parallel Axis Expressions for Inertias.

8.7 Angular Momentum.

8.8 Equations of Motion for a Three-Dimensional Body.

8.9 Energy of Three-Dimensional Bodies.

8.10 Just the Facts.

Chapter 9. Vibratory Motions.

9.1 Undamped, Free Response for Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems.

9.2 Undamped, Sinusoidally Forced Response for Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems.

9.3 Damped, Free Response for Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems.

9.4 Damped, Sinusoidally Forced Response for Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems.

9.5 Just the Facts.

Appendix A. Numerical Integration Light.

Appendix B. Properties of Plane and Solid Bodies.

Appendix C. Some Useful Mathematical Facts.

Appendix D. Material Densities.





?      New ?Check This Out? navigational element within chapter to direct students to relevant examples of key concepts

?      Updated ?Just the Facts? chapter summaries with key concept highlights and important equations for improved student learning practices


?      Many new examples have been added that draw connections between different branches of engineering ? Civil, Bio, Environmental, Mechanical, Aerospace, etc.

Homework Problems

?      Over 350 brand new homework problems added

?      Problems have been assigned and organized by level of difficulty

?      Completely updated WileyPLUS course with GO problems offers the opportunity to practice many new homework problems

Emphasis on sketching:  The importance of communicating solutions through graphics is continuously emphasized with a focus on drawing correct free body diagrams and inertial response diagrams :
  • An innovative illustration program uses engineering graph paper background and a hand sketched look shows students how they themselves should be documenting their solutions and how to utilize hand sketching to illustrate a concept to an outside party. A DRAW step included in every worked example reinforces the skill of drawing correct free body diagrams and inertial response diagrams.
  • Analytical & structured problem-solving procedures:  A consistent analysis procedure is introduced early in the text and used consistently throughout all worked examples.  Several key steps are emphasized more than in most other texts, including explicitly listing ASSUMPTIONS made, and the importance of DRAW and CHECK as part of the solution. This approach is reinforced throughout-- unlike other texts more limited use of problem-solving techniques. Additionally, the problem-solving procedures are specifically developed for application to all classes of engineering problems, rather than limiting the approach to specific problem classes.
  • Benefit: Students problem-solving skills are constantly developed and reinforced. Students learn a specific and necessary problem-solving process that they can apply to any class of engineering problem throughout their academic studies and professional career.
  • Computation throughout:  selected examples and exercises make use of computational approaches. 

Pedagogy: To facilitate speedy access to key content we have included review and study tools, such as Chapter Objectives at the start of each chapter, and a Just the Facts section at the end of each chapter that summarizes key terms, key equations, and key concepts from the chapter. 

  • Benefit: Key concepts are reinforced throughout the text for students; easier navigation and clear labeling increases student comprehension and motivation.

Unique, student-oriented writing approach: This text has been written with the student very explicitly in mind. The text speaks to those in the class who are trying to get their minds around the material the students.