Combines the theory of applied mechanics and practical applications within a direct, readable presentation. Theory is delivered with a few clear statements as each subject is developed through practical examples organized in a systematic format. Written in a clear, direct and readable style. It provides many application problems of varying complexity with a good balance between S.I. and U.S. units. The book also provides a "Hints for Problem-Solving" section at the end of each chapter to offer review points while assisting readers in pinpointing problem areas. The review of math in Applied Mechanics for Engineering Technology is now more comprehensive and includes algebra and geometry to accommodate readers with a wide range of backgrounds in math. Applied problems at the end of each chapter are now grouped and referenced to the corresponding sections within each chapter to provide for easier reference. An expanded section on Free-body diagrams emphasizes "what" needs to be done and "why" it need to be done in order to assist readers in developing and mastering this very important problem-solving tool. A valuable book for anyone involved in engineering who wants a greater understanding of applied mechanics.
This textbook presents physics principles in small elementary steps, keeps the mathematics at a moderate level, and emphasizes the development of problem-solving skills. The two sections cover statics and dynamics separately. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)