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Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics v. 2
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engineering mechanics volume II
- Amazon Sales Rank: #3923331 in Books
- Published on: 1976-07
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Binding: Hardcover
- 448 pages
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Best book I've found on dynamics
In engineering physics, dynamics is the branch of classical mechanics that is concerned with the effects of forces on the motion of objects. This differentiates dynamics from statics, where components and structures are at rest under the action of external forces of equilibrium. There are a lot of textbooks in publication that attempt to explain dynamics, but I have never found a better one than this book. Although long out of print, it does a good job of explaining dynamics with many good worked examples as compared to all of its high-priced competitors. The notation is clear, there are many clear figures to help explain the concepts, and there are problems at the end of each chapter with the answers to even problems in the back of the book. If you learn best by reading successive short passages accompanied by worked-out examples, this book is for you. Because it was published in the 1970's you'll have to do without the fancy software and Matlab projects that accompany today's texts, but you will have a better grasp of the material. This book was my textbook in dynamics back in the 1970's, and because I liked it so much I kept it all of these years. Three years ago I was preparing to take a course in computational robotics, and I needed to brush up on my dynamics. After browsing through a few current publications and finding them to be inadequate, I opened this book and went through the applicable material. The material came back to me even though I've been an electrical/computer engineer and hadn't used any of the material I had learned in dynamics in years. Highly recommended.
The table of contents is as follows:
2. Kinetics - Force, Mass, and Acceleration
3. Kinetics - Work and Energy
4. Kinetics - Impulse and Momentum
5. Mechanical Vibrations
The reader should already have taken a course in statics and be familiar with calculus. The book is approximately 450 pages in length.