Description of Engineering Mechanics - Statics and Dynamics
This book is designed as per the syllabus of the
Engineering Mechanics course for undergraduate students of
Engineering. It follows a vector approach and covers both Statics
and Dynamics, and provides the students with a clear and thorough
presentation of the theory as well as the applications. The
problems in the book familiarize students with actual situations
encountered in engineering.
Part I: STATICS
- All the problems are accuracy checked
- Well-defined marginalia and key terms at the end of the
- Use of free-body diagrams for Statics and effective-forces
diagrams for Dynamics
- End-of-chapter review sections to help students recall and
study key chapter concepts
- Over 350 pieces of photo-realistic art to explain the 3D
aspect of engineering
- Photographs to explain the application of mechanics to
- Problems are arranged in order of increasing difficulty, and
the answers are available on the book's Website
Part II: DYNAMICS
- General Principles.
- Force Vectors.
- Equilibrium of a Particle.
- Force System Resultants.
- Equilibrium of a Rigid Body.
- Structural Analysis.
- Internal Forces.
- Center of Gravity and Centroid.
- Moments of Inertia.
- Virtual Work.
- Kinematics of a Particle.
- Kinetics of a Particle: Force and Acceleration.
- Kinetics of a Particle: Work and Energy.
- Kinetics of a Particle: Impulse and Momentum
- Planar Kinematics of a Rigid Body.
- Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Force and Acceleration
- Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Work and Energy.
- Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Impulse and Momentum
graduated from the University of
Illinois-Urbana with a B.S. in Civil Engineering (major in
structures) and an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering. He obtained his
Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern
University. Hibbeler's professional experience includes
postdoctoral work in reactor safety and analysis at Argonne
National Laboratory, and structural work at Chicago Bridge and
Iron, Sargent and Lundy, Tucson. He has practiced engineering in
Ohio, New York, and Louisiana. He has taught at the University of
Illinois-Urbana, Youngstown State University, Illinois Institute of
Technology, and Union College. Hibbeler currently teaches at the
University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
is a Professor in the Department of Civil
Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. His areas of
interests are Structural Engineering, Artificial Intelligence,
Technology Enhanced Learning and Web-based courses.