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Engineering Mechanics - Statics (4th Edition) (World Student)

Anthony M Bedford, Wallace Fowler

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ISBN 10: 0131463233 / ISBN 13: 9780131463233
Published by Prentice Hall, 2004
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Title: Engineering Mechanics - Statics (4th Edition...

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 4.

About this title


While covering the basic principles of mechanics in an example-driven format, this innovative book emphasizes critical thinking by presenting the reader with engineering situations. Compelling photorealistic art, and a robust photograph program helps readers to connect visually to the topics discussed. Features strong coverage of FBDs and important ABET topics. Chapter topics include: Vectors; Forces; Systems of Forces and Moments; Objects in Equilibrium; Structures In Equilibrium; Centroids and Centers of Mass; Moments of Inertia; Friction; Internal Forces and Moments; Virtual Work and Potential Energy. For professionals in mechanical, civil, aeronautical, or engineering mechanics fields.

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* NEW—Strategy-Solution- Discussion—Most examples follow this format.

* Promotes students thinking critically about the example vs. rote memorization.

* NEW—Engineering Design—Includes "Application to Engineering" examples that provide discussions of the uses of statics in engineering design.
* NEW—Emphasizes Application—Book places statics within the context of engineering practice by including applications from many fields of engineering.
* NEW—Optional Student Software—Working Model-based Simulation Software specifically for Bedford/Fowler.
* NEW—Computational Mechanics Examples—Provide optional self-contained examples designed to introduce students to the use of computers in engineering. Professors can use any programming language, or math solver of their choice.
* NEW—Earlier coverage of distributed forces on beams (Ch. 7).
* NEW—Earlier coverage of friction (Ch. 9).
* NEW—Reorganized chapter on Internal Forces and Moments (Ch. 10).
* NEW—Strengthened the already superior coverage of FBDs.
* NEW—A revised discussion of loads (Ch. 6).
* NEW—15% more homework problems.
* NEW—A thoroughly revised Solution Manual—Written by Wallace Fowler.


Problem Solving

Uses a "Strategy-Solution-Discussion" problem-solving methodology that explains how to approach problems, solve them, and critically judge the results


* Stresses the importance of visual analysis, especially the use of free-body diagrams
* Develops figures gradually and employs "ghosting" techniques to clarify and emphasize concepts emulating the way an instructor teaches


* Places engineering mechanics within the context of engineering practice by including applications from many fields of engineering
* Introduces design principles with the "Application to Engineering" feature using concepts developed in preceding sections of the chapter

NEW FEATURES * Includes section on distributed forces on beams earlier in the book-now in Chapter 7
* Presents Friction chapter earlier-now Chapter 9
* Reorganizes the material in Chapter 10, now called Internal Forces and Moments
* Strengthens already superior coverage of FBDs
* Presents a revised discussion of loads in Chapter 6
* Provides new examples throughout the book including the popular feature "Application to Engineering"
* Increases the number of homework problems by 15%
* Provides a thoroughly updated solution manual revised by Wallace Fowler

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