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Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 7th Edition SI Version

Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 7th Edition SI Version

James L. Meriam , L. G. Kraige

ISBN: ES8-1-118-16499-0

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The seventh edition of this classic text continues to provide the same high quality material seen in previous editions. The text has been extensively rewritten with updated prose for content clarity, superb new problems in new application areas, outstanding instruction on drawing free body diagrams, and new electronic supplements to assist readers.

Furthermore, this edition offers more Web-based problem solving to practice solving problems, with immediate feedback; computational mechanics booklets offer flexibility in introducing Matlab, MathCAD, and/or Maple into your mechanics classroom; electronic figures from the text to enhance lectures by pulling material from the text into Powerpoint or other lecture formats; 100+ additional electronic transparencies offer problem statements and fully worked solutions for use in lecture or as outside study tools.

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO STATICS 3

1/1 Mechanics 3

1/2 Basic Concepts 4

1/3 Scalars and Vectors 4

1/4 Newton’s Laws 7

1/5 Units 8

1/6 Law of Gravitation 12

1/7 Accuracy, Limits, and Approximations 13

1/8 Problem Solving in Statics 14

1/9 Chapter Review 18

CHAPTER 2 FORCE SYSTEMS 23

2/1 Introduction 23

2/2 Force 23

SECTION A TWO-DIMENSIONAL FORCE SYSTEMS 26

2/3 Rectangular Components 26

2/4 Moment 38

2/5 Couple 50

2/6 Resultants 58

SECTION B THREE-DIMENSIONAL FORCE SYSTEMS 66

2/7 Rectangular Components 66

2/8 Moment and Couple 74

2/9 Resultants 88

2/10 Chapter Review 99

CHAPTER 3 EQUILIBRIUM 109

3/1 Introduction 109

SECTION A EQUILIBRIUM IN TWO DIMENSIONS 110

3/2 System Isolation and the Free-Body Diagram 110

3/3 Equilibrium Conditions 121

SECTION B EQUILIBRIUM IN THREE DIMENSIONS 145

3/4 Equilibrium Conditions 145

3/5 Chapter Review 163

CHAPTER 4 STRUCTURES 173

4/1 Introduction 173

4/2 Plane Trusses 175

4/3 Method of Joints 176

4/4 Method of Sections 188

4/5 Space Trusses 197

4/6 Frames and Machines 204

4/7 Chapter Review 224

CHAPTER 5 DISTRIBUTED FORCES 233

5/1 Introduction 233

SECTION A CENTERS OF MASS AND CENTROIDS 235

5/2 Center of Mass 235

5/3 Centroids of Lines, Areas, and Volumes 238

5/4 Composite Bodies and Figures; Approximations 254

5/5 Theorems of Pappus 264

SECTION B SPECIAL TOPICS 272

5/6 Beams—External Effects 272

5/7 Beams—Internal Effects 279

5/8 Flexible Cables 291

5/9 Fluid Statics 306

5/10 Chapter Review 325

CHAPTER 6 FRICTION 335

6/1 Introduction 335

SECTION A FRICTIONAL PHENOMENA 336

6/2 Types of Friction 336

6/3 Dry Friction 337

SECTION B APPLICATIONS OF FRICTION IN MACHINES 357

6/4 Wedges 357

6/5 Screws 358

6/6 Journal Bearings 368

6/7 Thrust Bearings; Disk Friction 369

6/8 Flexible Belts 377

6/9 Rolling Resistance 378

6/10 Chapter Review 387

CHAPTER 7 VIRTUAL WORK 397

7/1 Introduction 397

7/2 Work 397

7/3 Equilibrium 401

7/4 Potential Energy and Stability 417

7/5 Chapter Review 433

APPENDICES

APPENDIX A AREA MOMENTS OF INERTIA 441

A/1 Introduction 441

A/2 Definitions 442

A/3 Composite Areas 456

A/4 Products of Inertia and Rotation of Axes 464

APPENDIX B MASS MOMENTS OF INERTIA 477

APPENDIX C SELECTED TOPICS OF MATHEMATICS 479

C/1 Introduction 479

C/2 Plane Geometry 479

C/3 Solid Geometry 480

C/4 Algebra 480

C/5 Analytic Geometry 481

C/6 Trigonometry 481

C/7 Vector Operations 482

C/8 Series 485

C/9 Derivatives 485

C/10 Integrals 486

C/11 Newton’s Method for Solving Intractable Equations 489

C/12 Selected Techniques for Numerical Integration 491

APPENDIX D USEFUL TABLES 495

Table D/1 Physical Properties 495

Table D/2 Solar System Constants 496

Table D/3 Properties of Plane Figures 497

Table D/4 Properties of Homogeneous Solids 499

INDEX 503

PROBLEM ANSWERS 507

  • 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 50 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:
  • 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
  • Introductory Problems are simple problems designed to help students gain confidence with a new topic. These appear in the problem sets following the Sample Problems.
  • 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.
  • Computer-Oriented Problems are marked with an icon and appear in the end-of-chapter Review Problems.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.