Statics: Analysis And Design Of Systems In Equilibrium
- Publish Date: 2004-12-20
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Sheri D. Sheppard;Benson H. Tongue
[These authors speak] to the students in a manner that engages their minds in today's world. Students will grasp how statics enables us to analyze practical, everyday problems ... as well as advanced designs. It is much more practical than similar texts. --Roy Henk, LeTourneau University
The descriptions of forces are great. The examples are great. Chapter 6 [focuses] only on [free body diagrams]. This is a novel concept that I think is great. I believe that the repetitive introduction of the [free body diagram] will really help the students. I would adopt this book for Chapters 4 and 6 alone. --Makola Abdullah, FAMU/Florida State University
I like the idea that students start with a concrete experience (bicycle). That will help them understand why we are presenting what we are presenting... --Paul Barr, New Mexico State University
Engineering success starts here.
Your coursework in engineering mechanics helps you develop key analytical skills that you will rely on throughout your subsequent coursework and career. That's why Sheppard and Tongue's Statics: Analysis and Design of Systems in Equilibrium, and their accompanying volume, Dynamics: Analysis and Design of Systems in Motion, focus on helping you build the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.
Drawing free body diagrams starts here.
The authors continuously emphasize the importance of communicating solutions through graphics. They focus on drawing correct free body diagrams through an innovative illustration program used throughout the text, and dedicate a full chapter to free body diagrams to help you develop this vital skill.
Strong problem-solving skills start here.
Sheppard and Tongue introduce a consistent analysis procedure early in the text, and use it throughout, including all worked examples. This problem-solving methodology helps you develop the skills to apply these principles systematically in your analysis of mechanics problems.
Learning to simplify the complexities of engineered systems starts here.
Innovative real-world case studies and system analysis exercises show you how to simplify and model the system to perform analysis. Exercises introduce some basic design issues, inviting you to suggest design improvements.
Also available by the same authors:
Dynamics: Analysis and Design of Systems in Motion