Engineering Mechanics: Statics
R.C. Hibbeler (14th Ed.)
The Engineering Mechanics books by Hibbeler consists of two separate books; this book is focused on statics and the other book is dedicated to dynamics. Engineering Mechanics: Statics has a heavy focus on the concept of equilibrium and the many variables used to solve its equations. The books overall focus is on rigid body structures and the various ways they can be analysed and solved.
Bending moment and shear force equations are diagrams are presented in worked examples with numerous problems for students to practice one. Trusses are also introduced and explained using the method of sections and method of joints procedures. The text finished off by discussing the principles of centre of mass and moment of intertia.
Similarly to the dynamics text, a heavy focus is placed on the correct procedure for free body diagrams and solving problems using an analytical process. It is not a book that is used to deeply understand the concepts present in the field of Statics. It is best served as a study guide and for exam preparation. As usual with Hibbeler, worked examples are extremely detailed and pleasantly simple to follow.
The Engineering Mechanics books by Hibbeler consists of two separate books; this book is focused on statics and the other book is dedicated to dynamics.
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