STATICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS, 7/e is fully updated text and presents logically organized, clear coverage of all major topics in statics and strength of materials, including the latest developments in materials technology and manufacturing/construction techniques. A basic knowledge of algebra and trigonometry are the only mathematical skills it requires, although several optional sections using calculus are provided for instructors teaching in ABET accredited programs. A new introductory section on catastrophic failures shows students why these topics are so important, and 25 full-page, real-life application sidebars demonstrate the relevance of theory. To simplify understanding and promote student interest, the book is profusely illustrated.
Intended for engineering technology and architecture students, this text introduces the topics of statics and strength of materials at an elementary level. New sections requiring calculus have been added, covering centoids, moments of inertia of plane areas, and deflection of beams by integration. Other topics include linear equations and determinants, the equilibrium of noncurrent forces in space, and strain and stress concentrations around holes, notches and fillets. Also provides information of Saint-Venant's principal and repeated loading and fatigue. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.