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Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics

(supplement also available)

Robert W. Soutas-Little and Daniel J. Inman, 1999, Prentice Hall, 702 pp., hardcover.

Engineering Mechanics: Statics

(supplement also available)

Robert W. Soutas-Little and Daniel J. Inman, 1999, Prentice Hall, 564 pp., hardcover.

Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics
An undergraduate textbook in mechanics that incorporates Mathematica to explore the basis of engineering design. Focuses on conceptually understanding mechanics and the transition from calculations to design concepts. The reader progresses from modeling free-body diagrams through writing the equations of motion and the constraint equations--and finally uses Mathematica to help solve numerical problems and investigate design parameters. The text enables the reader to solve problems for every angle or dimension.

Chapters include:
Preface | Kinetics of a Particle | Kinetics of Particles | Work--Energy and Impulse--Momentum First Integrals of Motion | System of Particles | Kinematics of Rigid Bodies | Dynamics of Rigid Bodies in Plane Motion | Power, Work, Energy, Impulse, and Momentum of a Rigid Body | Three-Dimensional Dynamics of Rigid Bodies | Vibration | Appendix A: Mass Moment of Inertia | Appendix B: Vector Calculus and Ordinary Differential Equations | Dynamics Index Dictionary | Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems

Engineering Mechanics: Statics
Undergraduate text that focuses on the conceptual understanding of the mechanics of rigid bodies at rest or moving at constant velocity. Mathematica is used to model the concepts of forces and moments. Vector manipulations and matrix notation in statics are introduced and solved with Mathematica. Includes approximately one thousand problems and 95 worked sample problems.

Chapters include:
Introduction | Vectors and Force Systems Acting on a Particle | Rigid Bodies: Equivalent Force Systems | Distributed Forces: Centroids and Center of Gravity | Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies | Analysis of Structures | Internal Forces in Structural Members | Friction | Moments of Inertia | Virtual Work | Appendix | Glossary | Problem Statements | Index

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