Arthur Boresi and Richard Schmidt’s new books on engineering mechanics represent a new standard for presentation of the concepts of statics and dynamics. Like all mechanics authors, Boresi and Schmidt strive to present the subject in a thorough and direct manner, with applications to real-world problems. However, they also realize that incorporation of effective learning aids can make understanding the material easier for many readers. Boresi and Schmidt have developed Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics around the SQ3R learning methodology.
They present the technical principles of mechanics within the framework of a learning methodology that enables readers to better grasp, understand, and retain the material. The SQ3R method is a structured approach that directs the reader to develop a global view of the course material (one chapter at a time), to organize the material into manageable pieces, to read each piece for content and comprehension, and, finally, to review the material as a coherent whole. No other mechanics book available has these types of pedagogical devices built into each chapter!
Introduction to Dynamics / Motion of a Particle on an Axis / Motion of a Particle in Three Dimensions / Rotation of a Line in a Plane, Angular Velocity, and Angular Acceleration / Simple Harmonic Motion / Curvature of a Plane Curve / Tangential and Normal Components of Acceleration, Plane Motion / Differentiation of Vectors / Vector Interpretation of Tangential and Centripetal / Polar Coordinates / Kinematics Frames of Reference / Problems
14. KINEMATICS OF PARTICLES
Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation / Newton’s Laws of Motion / Newtonian Reference Frames / Applications of Newton’s Second Law / Motion of a Particle under the Action of Gravity / The Inertial Force: Particle Motion in an Accelerated Frame / Centrally Directed Force: Planetary Motion / Problems
15. WORK AND ENERGY PRINCIPLES FOR PARTICLES
Introduction / Work-Force Relationships / Power-Force Relationship / Conservative and Nonconservative Systems / Potential Energy of External and Internal Forces / The General Concept of Energy / Problems
16. MOMENTUM PRINCIPLES FOR PARTICLES
Introduction / Laws of Momentum and Conservation of Momentum / Center of Mass of a System of Particles / Collisions, or Impacts / Inelastic Collisions / Law of Moment of Momentum; Conservation of Moment of Momentum / Moment of Momentum with Respect to a Moving Reference Frame / Variable-Mass Systems / The Principle of Momentum in Fluid Mechanics / Chapter Summary / Problems
17. KINEMATICS OF RIGID BODIES
Part I: Plane Kinematics of Rigid Bodies / Types of Plane Displacements / Plane Motion of a Rigid Body / Velocity of a Rigid Body Slice That Executes Plane Motion / The Instantaneous Center of Velocity / Accelerations in a Rigid Body Slice That Executes Plane Motion / Part II: Three-Dimensional Kinematics of Rigid Bodies / Vector Character of Angular Velocity / Rotational Couples / General Motion of a Rigid Body / Velocities and Accelerations in a Rigid Body / Relative Motion and Rotating Reference Frames / Problems
18. PLANE KINETICS OF RIGID BODIES
Translation of a Rigid Body / Inertial-Force Method for Translation of a Rigid Body / Mass Moment of Inertia of a Body with Respect to an Axis / Rotation of a Rigid Body about a Fixed Axis / The Pendulum, a Body That Rotates about a Fixed Axis / Plane Motion of a Rigid Body / Use of the Inertial-Force Method and Inertial Couples to Analyze. (Part contents).
Arthur Peter Boresi / Richard J. Schmidt
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