| ## Applied Mechanics for Engineering Technology (8th Edition) |

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## Book Description

** ** Featuring a non-calculus approach, this introduction to applied mechanics book combines a straightforward, readable foundation in underlying physics principles with a consistent method of problem solving. It presents the physics principles in small elementary steps; keeps the mathematics at a reasonable level; provides an abundance of worked examples; and features problems that are as practical as possible *without* becoming too involved with many extraneous details. This edition features 7% more problems, an enhanced layout and design and a logical, disciplined approach that gives readers a sound background in core statics and dynamics competencies. ** ** The volume addresses forces, vectors, and resultants, moments and couples, equilibrium, structures and members, three-dimensional equilibrium, friction, centroids and center of gravity, moment of inertia, kinematics, kinetics, work, energy, and power and impulse and momentum. ** ** For those interested in an introduction to applied mechanics.

### Book Details

- Amazon Sales Rank: #126327 in Books
- Brand: Walker
- Published on: 2007-08-31
- Ingredients: Example Ingredients
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.30" h x 1.50" w x 7.50" l, 2.23 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 592 pages

## Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Combines theory with practical applications within a direct, readable presentation. Theory is delivered with a few clear statements as each subject is developed through practical examples organized in a systematic format.

From the Back Cover

Featuring a non-calculus approach, this introduction to applied mechanics book combines a straightforward, readable foundation in underlying physics principles with a consistent method of problem solving. It presents the physics principles in small elementary steps; keeps the mathematics at a reasonable level; provides an abundance of worked examples; and features problems that are as practical as possible*without*becoming too involved with many extraneous details. This edition features 7% more problems, an enhanced layout and design and a logical, disciplined approach that gives readers a sound background in core statics and dynamics competencies. The volume addresses forces, vectors, and resultants, moments and couples, equilibrium, structures and members, three-dimensional equilibrium, friction, centroids and center of gravity, moment of inertia, kinematics, kinetics, work, energy, and power and impulse and momentum. For those interested in an introduction to applied mechanics.

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Applied mechanics is more than the teaching of physics principles. It is an important instrument in developing a method of stripping a problem to essentials and solving it in a logical, organized manner. This method of working can be applied to many other areas. This book, therefore, shows a consistent pattern of problem solving. The physics principles are presented in small elementary steps, the mathematics is kept at a reasonable level, and the problems are as practical as possible without becoming too involved with many extraneous details.

Keith M. Walker

## Customer Reviews

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.

Engineering problems solved step by step

By Vbj Maybury

Books don't get published in eight editions without having something special to offer. This book offers a precise, step by step, approach to solving engineering problems. Once studied and understood, this approach provides the knowledge necessary to master problem solving within the context of the book. There are many examples worked through in the detail described above together with many sample problems with answers provided. The international version includes both MKS and Imperial units.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.

Horrible book, full or errors

By Chase P

This book is chalked full of errors. From the examples that skip critical steps to the answers in the back of the book being completely wrong. Also beware of the very poorly worded questions that will be inflicted on you. Its clear that they just needed to crank out another edition due to the poor technical editing and shoddy explanations.

If you need this book for a class, my sympathies, I hope you have a good professor because this book is not worth the paper its printed on.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.

Barely any damage

By Jake Shaw

I rented this and it looks fine, almost as new