KEY BENEFIT: R.C. Hibbeler’s text features a large variety of problem types from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, varying levels of difficulty, and problems that involve solution by computer. KEY TOPICS: Maintaining the hallmark Hibbeler focus on problem-solving, visualization, and accuracy, this edition includes over 50% new problems, and new elements of Conceptual Problems, Fundamental Problems and MasteringEngineering, the most technologically advanced online tutorial system. MARKET: Ideal for civil and mechanical engineering professionals.
Presents to the student the theory and applications of engineering mechanics. The author emphasizes the drawing of free-body diagrams and notes the importance of selecting an appropriate coordinate system and associated sign convention for vector components when the equations of mechanics are applied. Discussion of the subject areas of statics and dynamics covers such topics as the properties of a concurrent force system, the equilibrium and kinematics of a particle, and the planar motion of a rigid body. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.