A clear and thorough guide, with a strong problem-solving methodology
In this 6th edition of Mechanics of Materials, Riley, Sturges, and Morris continue to provide a clear and thorough treatment of stress, strain, and stress-strain relationships, as well as axial loading, torsion, flexure, and buckling. Throughout the text, they emphasize fundamental principles, with numerous applications to demonstrate and develop logical, orderly methods of analysis.
The authors equip students with an effective problem-solving methodology. They encourage students to draw free body diagrams whenever they write an equation of equilibrium, reduce problems to a series of simpler component problems, and present results in a clear manner.
Now revised, this Sixth Edition features many new examples and homework problems, a consistent sign convention for internal forces, expanded and improved discussion of the stress element, and new sections on combined loading.
New MecMovies promote visualization
Winner of the Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Software, MecMovies, by Tim Philpott of University of Missouri, is a series of interactive tutorials, quizzes, problems, and games to support lectures and self-study. Icons in the margins of the text direct readers to appropriate sections of MecMovies. You can access MecMovies through the book’s companion website. www.wiley.com/college/riley
New edition of a standard text first published in 1960 that teaches students the fundamentals of non rigid body mechanics. This edition is updated with program illustrations, added design content, and problem sets that reveal methods of analysis for typical mechanics and materials problems. Each chapter opens with a brief introduction and concludes with a summary of important concepts covered in that chapter. Many of the homework problems in each chapter require the use of a computer for their solution. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.