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Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, Student Value Edition

Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, Student Value Edition

Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, Student Value Edition
By J. L. Meriam, L. G. Kraige

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Book Description


  • Provides a wide variety of high quality problems that are known for their accuracy, realism, applications, and variety. Students benefit from realistic applications that motivate their desire to learn and develop their problem solving skills.
    • Sample Problems with a worked solution step appear throughout providing examples and reinforcing important concepts and idea in engineering mechanics
    • Introductory Problems are simple, uncomplicated problems designed to help students gain confidence with a new topic. These appear in the problem sets following the Sample Problems.
    • Representative Problems are more challenging than Introductory Problems but are of average difficulty and length. These appear in the problem sets following the Sample Problems.
    • Computer-Oriented Problems are marked with an icon and appear in the end-of-chapter Review Problems.
    • Review Problems appear at the end of chapter.
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of how to draw free body diagrams. Through text discussion and assignable homework problems students will learn that drawing free body diagrams is the most important skill needed to learn how to solve mechanics problems. Meriam and Kraige teach students the appropriate techniques and then apply them consistently in solutions of mechanics problems.
  • SI Units are covered. There are approximately two problems in SI units for every one in U.S. customary units.

A tradition of excellence. Since 1952 this text has been a primary source for accuracy, rigor, clarity and a high standard of illustration in the coverage of mechanics theory.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1038759 in Books
  • Published on: 2009-05-04
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.98" h x 1.02" w x 7.95" l, 2.55 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 744 pages

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover
Known for its accuracy, clarity, and applications, Meriam & Kraige’s Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics has provided a solid foundation of mechanics principles for more than 50 years. Now in its new Sixth Edition, the text continues to help students develop their problem-solving skills with an extensive variety of highly interesting problems related to engineering design. In the new edition, more than 40% of the homework problems are new. There are also new sample problem and more photographs that link theory to application. To help students build necessary visualization and problem-solving skills, the text strongly emphasizes drawing free-body diagrams—the most important skill needed to solve mechanics problems.

About the Author
Glenn Kraige is Professor in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. He is a fellow member of the American Society for Engineering Education, and received his Ph. D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Customer Reviews

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3It's an OK book. I find it is difficult ...
By K. Wilson
It's an OK book. I find it is difficult to understand what exactly the question is asking for, it's rather ambiguous. I tend to judge a books excellence on whether I could learn the subject using only the book itself. I feel that I wouldn't be able to learn this stuff without the lectures accompanying it. Explanations in the book are kind of just glossed over.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
By Ana
Classic dynamics textbook. All of the traditional material is present, along with plenty of problems ranging from trivial to darn near impossible. My only qualm with this book is the length of its proofs - I would have liked longer, more in-depth discussions on derivations of the equations. Also: this book relies completely on scaler math. If you would rather do dynamics with vectors, it is best to find another text.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5A very good book for beginners who want to learn about mechanics
By Tomasz
High recommendation. A very good book for beginners who want to learn about mechanics.

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