Mechanics of Materials

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This text provides a clear, comprehensive presentation of both the theory and applications of mechanics of materials. The text examines the physical behaviour of materials under load, then proceeds to model this behaviour to development theory. The contents of each chapter are organized into well-defined units that allow instructors great flexibility in course emphasis. A respected instructor and prolific author, R.C. Hibbeler combines a fluid writing style, cohesive organization, and exercises, examples, and free body diagrams to help prepare tomorrow's engineers. The book contains over 1,700 homework problems depicting realistic situations students are likely to encounter as engineers. These illustrated problems are designed to stimulate student interest and enable them to reduce problems from a physical description to a model or symbolic representation to which the theoretical principles may be applied. The problems balance FPS and SI units and are arranged in an increasing order of difficulty so students can evaluate their understanding of the material.

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This book provides a clear, comprehensive presentation of both the theory and applications of mechanics of materials. It examines the physical behavior of materials under load, then proceeds to model this behavior to development theory. Hibbeler combines a fluid writing style, cohesive organization, outstanding illustrations, and dynamic use of exercises, examples, and free body diagrams to help prepare tomorrow's engineers.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

  • UNIQUE?"Procedures for Analysis" sections?Now broken into bulleted lists for easier comprehension.
    • Provides a logical and orderly manner for applying theory.
  • NEW?"Important Points" feature added to the book.
    • Provides a review of the most important concepts in a section and highlights the most significant points that should be realized when applying the theory to solve problems.
  • NEW?Many new photos added.
    • Helps readers connect with real world situations.
  • Reworked sections on Mohr's Circle and deflections.
  • Contains over 1,500 homework problems, almost 400 new to this edition. -The problems balance FPS and SI units and are arranged in an increasing order of difficulty so the reader can evaluate their understanding of the material. The answers to all but every fourth problem are listed in the back of the book.
  • Over 200 example problems that illustrate the application of theory to engineering problems provided.
  • Advanced material such as inelastic loadings, stress concentrations, residual stress, stresses in curved and composite beams, and energy methods are included.
  • Guides readers through numerous pedagogical features?Including chapter objectives, boxed equations, and boldfaced headings and sub-headings. The book is paginated so topics and examples appear on facing pages, eliminating the need to keep flipping pages back and forth.
  • Presents shear and bending moment diagrams early in Chapter 6 and refers to them throughout the remainder of the piece.

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