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Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System, 3rd Edition

Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System, 3rd Edition

Timothy A. Philpot

ISBN: ES8-1-118-08347-5


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Philpot's Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System, 3rd Edition, helps engineering students visualize key mechanics of materials concepts better than any text available, following a sound problem solving methodology while thoroughly covering all the basics. The third edition retains seamless integration with the author’s award winning MecMovies software. More than 40% of the problems are new and/or revised. New coverage is included on sheer stress in beams as well as energy methods. Content has also been revised throughout the text to provide students with the latest information in the field.

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Chapter 1: Stress

Chapter 2: Strain

Chapter 3: Mechanical Properties of Materials

Chapter 4: Design Concepts

Chapter 5: Axial Deformation

Chapter 6: Torsion

Chapter 7: Equilibrium of Beams

Chapter 8: Bending

Chapter 9: Shear Stress in Beams

Chapter 10: Beam Deflections

Chapter 11: Statically Indeterminate Beams

Chapter 12: Stress Transformations

Chapter 13: Strain Transformations

Chapter 14: Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels

Chapter 15: Combined Loads

Chapter 16: Columns

Chapter 17: Energy Methods

Appendix A: Geometric Properties of an Area

Appendix B: Geometric Properties of Structural Steel Shapes

Appendix C: Table of Beam Slopes and Deflections

Appendix D: Average Properties of Selected Materials

Answers to Odd Numbered Problems


  • Additional material on shear stress in beams:  Two new sections have been added in Chapter 9 to discuss additional topics related to shear stress in beams.  These sections are:
    • 9.9 Shear Stress and Shear Flow in Thin-Walled Members
    • 9.10 Shear Centers of Thin-Walled Open Sections
  • New coverage of energy methods:  Chapter 17 – Energy Methods has been developed to discuss the application of work and strain energy principles, virtual work principles, and Castigliano’s Theorem to solid mechanics problems.
  • Updated coverage to match the latest design standards:  Design equations in Chapter 16 for the critical buckling stress of structural steel columns have been updated to conform to the latest provisions of ANSI/AISC 360-10 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings.
  • New and revised homework problems:  More than 40% of the problems are new or revised, broadening the variety of problems available for many topics.
  • Focuses On Visual Learning: The illustrations use color, shading, perspective, and dimension to clearly convey concepts while striving to place these concepts in the context of real world components and objects.  These illustrations have been prepared by an engineer and educator (the author), to train future engineers.
  • MecMovies: The text integrates computer-based instruction with the addition of the MecMovies , a web-based application designed by the author to promote visual learning and a deep, intuitive  understanding of the concepts.
  • Problem-solving schema: The   book and web-based features are designed to assist students in organizing and categorizing concepts and problem-solving procedures. 
  • Style and clarity of examples: This textbook places great emphasis on the presentation and quality of example problems.  The author’s commentary explains why various steps are taken and describes the rationale for each step in a solution process while the accompanying illustrations help build the mental imagery needed to transfer the concepts to differingsituations.
  • Homework philosophy: This textbook includes over 1,300 homework problems in a range of difficulty.