Engineering Mechanics: Statics

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9780130324726: Engineering Mechanics: Statics

For core introductory statics courses found in mechanical, civil, aeronautical, or engineering mechanics departments.

This text presents the foundations and applications of statics by emphasizing the importance of visual analysis of topics—especially through the use of free body diagrams. It also promotes a problem-solving approach to solving examples through its strategy, solution, and discussion format in examples. The authors further include design and computational examples that help instructors integrate these ABET 2000 requirements.

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This book presents the foundations and applications of statics by emphasizing the importance of visual analysis of topics-especially through the use of free body diagrams. This book also promotes a problem-solving approach to solving examples through its strategy, solution, discussion format in examples. Bedford/Fowler further includes design and computational examples that help instructors integrate these ABET 2000 requirements.

  • 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.

HALLMARK FEATURES

Problem Solving

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

Visualization

  • 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

Applications

  • 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

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 Halfiburton 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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