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Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, 7th Edition

Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, 7th Edition

James L. Meriam, L. G. Kraige

ISBN: ES8-0-470-61481-5


Known for its accuracy, clarity, and dependability, Meriam & Kraige's Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics has provided a solid foundation of mechanics principles for more than 60 years. Now in its seventh edition, the text continues to help students develop their problem-solving skills with an extensive variety of engaging problems related to engineering design. More than 50% of the homework problems are new, and there are also a number of new sample problems. To help students build necessary visualization and problem-solving skills, the text strongly emphasizes drawing free-body diagrams-the most important skill needed to solve mechanics problems.

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Part 1 Dynamics of Particles.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Dynamics.

1.1 History and Modern Applications.

1.2 Basic Concepts.

1.3 Newton's Laws.

1.4 Units.

1.5 Gravitation.

1.6 Dimensions.

1.7 Solving Problems in Dynamics.

1.8 Chapter Review.

Chapter 2: Kinematics of Particles.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Rectilinear Motion.

2.3 Plane Curvilinear Motion.

2.4 Rectangular Coordinates (x-y).

2.5 Normal and Tangential Coordinates (n-t).

2.6 Polar Coordinates (r-?).

2.7 Space Curvilinear Motion.

2.8 Relative Motion (Translating Axes).

2.9 Constrained Motion of Connected Particles.

2.10 Chapter Review.

Chapter 3: Kinetics of Particles.

3.1 Introduction.

Section A: Force, Mass, and Acceleration.

3.2 Newton's Second Law.

3.3 Equation of Motion and Solution of Problems.

3.4 Rectilinear Motion.

3.5 Curvilinear Motion.

Section B: Work and Energy.

3.6 Work and Kinetic Energy.

3.7 Potential Energy.

Section C: Impulse and Momentum.

3.8 Introduction.

3.9 Linear Impulse and Linear Momentum.

3.10 Angular Impulse and Angular Momentum.

Section D: Special Applications.

3.11 Introduction.

3.12 Impact.

3.13 Central-Force Motion.

3.14 Relative Motion.

3.15 Chapter Review.

Chapter 4: Kinetics of Systems of Particles.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Generalized Newton's Second Law.

4.3 Work-Energy.

4.4 Impulse-Momentum.

4.5 Conservation of Energy and Momentum.

4.6 Steady Mass Flow.

4.7 Variable Mass.

4.8 Chapter Review.

Part 2 Dynamics of Rigid Bodies.

Chapter 5: Plane Kinematics of Rigid Bodies.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Rotation.

5.3 Absolute Motion.

5.4 Relative Velocity.

5.5 Instantaneous Center of Zero Velocity.

5.6 Relative Acceleration.

5.7 Motion Relative to Rotating Axes.

5.8 Chapter Review.

Chapter 6: Plane Kinetics of Rigid Bodies.

6.1 Introduction.

Section A: Force, Mass, and Acceleration.

6.2 General Equations of Motion.

6.3 Translation.

6.4 Fixed-Axis Rotation.

6.5 General Plane Motion.

Section B: Work and Energy.

6.6 Work-Energy Relations.

6.7 Acceleration from Work-Energy; Virtual Work.

SectionC: Impulse and Momentum.

6.8 Impulse-Momentum Equations.

6.9 Chapter Review.

Chapter 7: Introduction to Three-Dimensional Dynamics of Rigid Bodies.

7.1 Introduction.

Section A: Kinematics.

7.2 Translation.

7.3 Fixed-Axis Rotation.

7.4 Parallel-Plane Motion.

7.5 Rotation about a Fixed Point.

7.6 General Motion.

Section B: Kinetics.

7.7 Angular Momentum.

7.8 Kinetic Energy.

7.9 Momentum and Energy Equations of Motion.

7.10 Parallel-Plane Motion.

7.11 Gyroscopic Motion: Steady Precession.

7.12 Chapter Review.

Chapter 8: Vibration and Time Response.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Free Vibration of Particles.

8.3 Forced Vibration of Particles.

8.4 Vibration of Rigid Bodies.

8.5 Energy Methods.

8.6 Chapter Review.

Appendix A: Area Moments of Inertia.

Appendix B: Mass Moments of Inertia.

B.1 Mass Moments of Inertia about an Axis.

B.2 Products of Inertia.

Appendix C: Selected Topics of Mathematics.

C.1 Introduction.

C.2 Plane Geometry.

C.3 Solid Geometry.

C.4 Algebra.

C.5 Analytic Geometry.

C.6 Trigonometry.

C.7 Vector Operations.

C.8 Series.

C.9 Derivatives.

C.10 Integrals.

C.11 Newton's Method for Solving Intractable Equations.

C.12 Selected Techniques for Numerical Integration.

Appendix D: Useful Tables.

Table D.1 Physical Properties.

Table D.2 Solar System Constants.

Table D.3 Properties of Plane Figures.

Table D.4 Properties of Homogeneous Solids.


Problem Answers

  • Text has been thoroughly revised to maximize rigor, clarity, readability and approachability
  • Key Concepts throughout the book have been specially marked and highlighted
  • Chapter Reviews at the end of each chapter are highlighted and provide itemized summaries of all key material
  • Approximately 40 percent of the homework problems are new to this seventh edition. All new problems have been independently solved in order to ensure a high degree of accuracy.
  • New Sample Problems have been added, including problems with computer-oriented solutions.
  • Answers to all problems listed in a special section at the very end of the book.
  • New photographs reinforce students understanding of how the concepts relate to the real world
The features listed below have demonstrated their appeal and benefit to students over the past six decades:

  • Provides a wide variety of high quality problems that are known for their accuracy, realism, applications, and variety. Students benefit from realistic applications that motivate their desire to learn and develop their problem solving skills:
  • Ø Sample Problems with worked solutions appear throughout, providing examples and reinforcing important concepts and idea in engineering mechanics. Sample problems are isolated on specifically colored pages for quick identification
  • Ø Introductory Problems are simple, uncomplicated problems designed to help students gain confidence with a new topic. These appear in the problem sets following the Sample Problems.
  • Ø Representative Problems are more challenging than Introductory Problems but are of average difficulty and length. These appear in the problem sets following the Sample Problems.
  • Ø Computer-Oriented Problems are marked with an icon and appear in the end-of-chapter Review Problems.
  • Ø Review Problems appear at the end of chapter.
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of how to draw free body diagrams. Through text discussion and assignable homework problems, students will learn that drawing free body diagrams is the most important skill needed to learn how to solve mechanics problems. Meriam and Kraige teaches students the appropriate techniques and then applies them consistently in solutions of mechanics problems.
  • SI Units are covered. There are approximately two problems in SI units for every problem in U.S. customary units.
  • Rich pedagogical features support ease of use. Key Concepts are highlighted within the theory presentations and chapter reviews offer itemized summaries of the material covered.
  • o "Time order of occurrence" presentation for key equations including work-energy, conservation of energy, and impulse momentum
  • A tradition of excellence. Since 1952, this text has been a primary source for accuracy, rigor, clarity and a high standard of illustration in the coverage of mechanics theory.