Engineering Mechanics-Statics and Dynamics Principles (3rd Edition)

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9780130082091: Engineering Mechanics-Statics and Dynamics Principles (3rd Edition)

More than just a book, this volume is part of a system to teach engineering mechanics, a system comprised of three components: 1) this core principles book, 2) algorithmic problem material available online, and 3) a course management system to track and monitor student progress. KEY TOPICS Chapter topics cover vectors; forces; systems of forces and moments; objects and structures in equilibrium; centroids and centers of mass; moments of inertia; friction; internal forces and moments; virtual work and potential energy; motion of a point; force, mass, and acceleration; energy and momentum methods; planar kinematics of rigid bodies; planar dynamics of rigid bodies; energy and momentum in rigid body dynamics; three-dimensional kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies; and vibrations. For individuals preparing for a career in engineering mechanics.

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About the Author:

Anthony Bedford is Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.S. degree at the University of Texas at Austin, his M.S. degree at the California Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. degree at Rice University in 1967. He has industrial experience at Douglas Aircraft Company and at TRW, where he did structural dynamics and trajectory analyses for the Apollo program. He has been on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin since 1968.

Dr. Bedford's main professional activity has been education and research in engineering mechanics. He has been principal investigator on grants from the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research, and from 1973 until 1983 was a consultant to Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico. His other books include Hamilton's Principle in Continuum Mechanics, Introduction to Elastic Wave Propagation (with D.S. Drumheller), and Mechanics of Materials (with K.M. Liechti).

Wallace T. Fowler holds the Paul D. and Betty Robertson Meek Professorship in Engineering in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Fowler received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Texas at Austin, and has been on the faculty there since 1965. During Fall 1976, he was on the staff of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, California, and in 1981-1982 he was a visiting professor at the United States Air Force Academy. Since 1991 he has been Associate Director of the Texas Space Grant Consortium.

Dr. Fowler's areas of teaching and research are dynamics, orbital mechanics, and spacecraft mission design. He is author or coauthor of technical papers on trajectory optimization, attitude dynamics, and space mission planning and has also published papers on the theory and practice of engineering teaching. He has received numerous teaching awards including the Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award, the General Dynamics Teaching Excellence Award, the Halliburton Education Foundation Award of Excellence, the ASEE Fred Merryfield Design Award, and the AIAA-ASEE Distinguished Aerospace Educator Award. He is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a licensed professional engineer, a member of several technical societies, and a Fellow of both the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Society for Engineering Education. In 2000-2001, he served as president of the American Society for Engineering Education.

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Our original objective in writing this book was to present the foundations and applications of statics as we do in the classroom. We used many sequences of figures, emulating the gradual development of a figure by a teacher explaining a concept. We stressed the importance of visual analysis in gaining understanding, especially through the use of free-body diagrams. Because inspiration is so conducive to learning, we based many of our examples and problems on a variety of modern engineering applications. With encouragement and help from many students and fellow teachers who have used the book, we continue and expand upon these themes in this edition.

Examples that Teach

The Strategy/Solution/Discussion framework employed in most of our examples is designed to emphasize the critical importance of good problem-solving skills. Our objective is to teach students how to approach problems and critically judge the results.

Engineering Design

We include simple design considerations in many examples and problems without compromising emphasis on fundamental mechanics. Design problems are marked with a D icon, Optional examples titled "Application to Engineering" provide more detailed discussions of the uses of dynamics in engineering design.

Computational Mechanics

Some instructors prefer to teach statics without requiring the use of a computer. Others use statics as an opportunity to introduce students to the use of computers in engineering, having them either write their own programs in a lower level language or use higher level problem-solving software. Our book is suitable for each of these approaches. We provide optional, self-contained "Computational Mechanics" sections with examples and problems designed for solution by a programmable calculator or computer. In addition, tutorials on using Mathcad® and MATLAB® in engineering mechanics are available from our text's website. See Supplements (page xxi) for a further description.

Consistent Use of Color

To help students recognize and interpret elements of figures, we use consistent identifying colors for:

  • Unit vectors
  • Forces
  • Positions
  • Couples

New to the Third Edition

Positive responses from users and reviewers have led us to retain the basic organization, and features of the first edition. During our preparation of this edition, we examined how we presented each concept, example, figure, summary statement, and problem. Where necessary, we made changes, additions, or deletions to simplify and clarify the presentation. In response to requests, we made the following notable changes:

  • We have added new examples where users indicated more were needed. Many of the new examples continue our emphasis on realistic and motivational applications and engineering design.
  • New sets of Study Questions appear after most sections to help students check their retention of key concepts.
  • Each example is clearly labeled for its teaching purpose.
  • We have redesigned the text and also added photographs throughout to help students connect the text to real world applications and situations.
  • An extensive new supplement program includes web-based assessment software, visualization software, and much more. See the Supplements description for complete information.

Commitment to Students and Instructors

In revising the textbook and solutions manual, we have taken precautions to ensure accuracy to the best of our ability. We have each solved the new problems in an effort to be sure that their answers are correct and that they are of an appropriate level of difficulty. Karim Nohra of the University of South Florida also checked the text, examples, problems and solutions manual. Any errors that remain are the responsibility of the authors. We welcome communication from students and instructors concerning errors or areas for improvement. Our mailing address is Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712. Our electronic mail address is abedfor@mail.utexas.edu.

Supplements

Student Supplements

PHGradeAssist lets students solve problems from the text with randomized variables so each student solves a slightly different problem. After students have submitted their answers, they receive the actual answers and can keep trying similar problems until they are successful. By integrating with an optional course management system, professors can have student results recorded electronically. Consult the About this Package section of this book, visit www.prenhall.com/bedford, or contact your PH sales representative for more information. Student Access Code Cards come bundled with each new copy of this text, and are also available by ordering with ISBN 0-13-0460435. Professor access codes are available through your PH sales rep or by emailing engineering@prenhall.com.

Dynamics Study Pack–This optional supplement is designed to give students the tools to improve their study skills. It consists of three study components—a free body-diagram workbook, a Visualization CD based on Working Model Software, and an access code to a website with 500 sample Statics and Dynamics problems and solutions.

  • Free-Body Diagram Workbook prepared by Peter Schiavone of the University of Alberta. This workbook begins with a tutorial on free body diagrams and then includes 50 practice problems of progressing difficulty with complete solutions. Further "strategies and tips" help students understand how to use the diagrams in solving the accompanying problems.
  • Working Model CD contains 25 pre-set simulations of Statics examples in the text that include questions for further exploration. Simulations are powered by the Working Model Engine and were created with actual artwork from the text to enhance their correlation with the text.
  • Password-Protected Website contains 500 sample Statics and Dynamics problems for students to study. Problems are keyed to each chapter of the text and contain complete solutions. All problems are supplemental and do not appear in the Third Edition. Student access codes are printed on the inside cover of the Free-Body Diagram Workbook. To access this site, students should go to http://www.prenhall.com/bedford and follow the on-line directions to register. Access Codes found in optional Statics Study Packs also provide access to PHGradeAssist.

Order stand-alone Study Packs with the ISBN 0-13-061574-9.

MATLAB® /Mathcad® Tutorials. Twenty tutorials showing how to use computational software in engineering mechanics. Each tutorial discusses a basic mechanics concept, and then shows how to solve a specific problem related to this concept using MaTLAS/Mathcad. There are twenty tutorials each for MATLAB and Mathcad, and are available in PDF format from the access codes protected area of the Bedford website. Worksheets were developed by Ronald Larsen and Stephen Hunt of Montana State University-Bowman.

Websitehttp://www.prenhall.com/bedford contains multiple-choice and True/False quizzes keyed to each chapter in the book developed by Karim Nohra of the University of South Florida. PHGradeAssist, MATLAB/Mathcad tutorials, and supplemental questions and solutions are all available at the access code protected part of this website. Student access codes for protected portions come packaged for free with new books, or are available by purchasing the Statics Study Pack or the stand-alone student access card ISBN 0-13-046043-5. Professors access codes are available through your sales rep or by emailing engineering@prenhall.com.

ESource ACCESS. Students may obtain a password to access to Prentice Hall's ESource, a more than 5000 page on-line database of Introductory Engineering titles. Topics in the database include mathematics review, MATLAB, Mathcad, Excel, programming languages, engineering design, and many more. This database is fully searchable and available 24 hours a day from the web. To learn more, visit http://www.prenhall.com/esource. Contact either your sales rep or engineering@prenhall.com for pricing and bundling options.

ADAMS Simulations for Dynamics—Mechanical Dynamics, Inc. has created over 100 simulations of problems from Dynamics using their ADAMS simulation/prototyping software. Professors and students can simulate and observe the effects of changing parameters in systems and gain deeper insight into their behavior. Simulations also come with an accompanying avi "movie" file. Files are located at the access code protected part of the website. Qualified adopters may also be able to obtain free site licenses. Contact university@adams.com for more information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Solutions Manual and Presentation CD. This supplement available to instructors contains problem statements with completely worked out solutions. The problem statements correspond by chapter and number to those at the PHGradeAssist site. Professors can thus see one sample solution to each PHGA problem. The separate CD contains PowerPoint slides of art from examples and text passages, as well as pdf files of art from the book.

PHGradeAssist lets students solve problems from the text with randomized variables so each student solves a slightly different problem. After students have submitted their answers, they receive the actual answers and can keep trying similar problems until they are successful. By integrating with an optional course management system, professors can have student results recorded electronically. Consult the About this Package section of this book, visit www.prenhall.com...

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