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Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering)
(142 customer reviews)
The eighth edition of Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design maintains the basic approaches that have made this book the standard in machine design for over 40 years. At the same time it combines the straightforward focus on fundamentals instructors have come to expect with a modern emphasis on design and new applications. Overall coverage of basic concepts are clear and concise so that readers can easily navigate key topics. This edition includes a new case study to help illuminate the complexities of shafts and axles and a new finite elements chapter. Problem sets have been improved, with new problems added to help students progressively work through them. The book website includes ARIS, which is a homework management system that will have 90 algorithmic problems.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #652485 in Books
- Published on: 2006-10-25
- Ingredients: Example Ingredients
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.10" h x 1.60" w x 8.20" l, 4.58 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 1088 pages
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
Informative, but not a stand-alone text
By A. Bush
I purchased this book for my ENGM400: Mechanical Engineering Design class. I gained a lot from that class, but that was LARGELY due to a very experienced professor with excellent presentation abilities. This textbook is filled with useful information, but without a professional to explain how to use many of the concepts presented, it is nearly useless. Until you have been taught the purpose of various tables and charts, and guided through the methods of analyzing many of the problems contained inside, this book will only confuse you.
The book does provide many excellent examples, but unfortunately some of these are severely lacking in explanation, leaving you to puzzle over WHY the authors chose to solve problems the way they did; other problem types are completely missing a corresponding example and are just as confusing.
Obviously, if this textbook is a requirement for your class, reading this review won't persuade you not to buy it. To be honest, I would actually recommend buying it rather than borrowing or leasing, because once you have been instructed in its use it has a ton of helpful information and I have been using it for reference at my place of employment. However, don't expect to pick it up as something to read for knowledge without a course to accompany it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
It contains a TON of incredibly useful information. And thankfully it does a decent job ...
By Amazon Customer
Shigley's is a go to text for mechanical engineers (and rightfully so). It contains a TON of incredibly useful information. And thankfully it does a decent job of explaining the material. I had two issues with it. First, it is so dense and not easy to read. Of course it's hard material but the authors made no attempts to make it a lighter read. Second, it fails to use units at times. This happened both in example problems and in equations. Sometimes it would give two different equations: one for us and one for SI, but you had to check carefully to make sure you're putting in the right units.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Great reference book for engineers
By Matt K.
Bought this as a reference book for my engineering job. The example problems being in SI units is a really minor issue considering how much cheaper this is than the US hardcover version. Might not work for homework in school, but it works great as a refresher for me at work!