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Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics

Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics

Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics
By Andrew Pytel, Jaan Kiusalaas

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Book Description

Nationally regarded authors Andrew Pytel and Jaan Kiusalaas bring a depth of experience that can't be surpassed in this third edition of Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics. They have refined their solid coverage of the material without overloading it with extraneous detail and have revised the now 2-color text to be even more concise and appropriate to today's engineering student. The text discusses the application of the fundamentals of Newtonian dynamics and applies them to real-world engineering problems. An accompanying Study Guide is also available for this text.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1490024 in Books
  • Published on: 2009-01-22
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.30" h x 8.20" w x 10.00" l, 3.00 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 672 pages

Editorial Reviews

I like the approach of this text. The authors lay down a theoretical background for the topic followed by practical examples. This is exactly what an engineering textbook should accomplish.

The coverage of topics and the exposition of fundamentals are clear and precise, and they are balanced with excellent choices of high quality and appropriate examples in all chapters.

About the Author
Dr. Andrew Pytel received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, his M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, and his Ph.D in Engineering Mechanics from The Pennsylvania State University. In addition to his career at Penn State University, Dr. Pytel served as an Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and as an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in Boston. He became a full Professor at The Penn State University in 1984 and a Professor Emeritus in 1995. Throughout his career, Dr. Pytel has taught numerous courses and received many honors and awards. He has participated extensively with the American Society for Engineering Education and was named a Fellow of the ASEE in 2008.

Dr. Jaan Kiusalaas is Professor Emeritus, Engineering Science and Mechanics from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Kiusalaas received his Honors BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia, his M.S. in Civil Engineering and his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Northwestern University. Dr. Kiusalaas has been a professor at The Pennsylvania State University since 1963. He is also a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Centre. Dr. Kiusalaas' teaching experience includes addressing topics as Numerical Methods (including finite element and boundary element methods) and Engineering Mechanics, ranging from introductory courses (statics and dynamics) to graduate level courses.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
2Definitely not the best book out there
By Jennifer R. Creamer
The examples in this book are often not very related to the homework problems in the end of the section. If I hadn't had some of the professor's solutions to use as examples, homework assignments would have taken FOREVER. I don't feel that the book is a very useful reference either. Its explanations didn't seem that clear without being accompanied by a professor's lecture.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Four Stars
By Amazon Customer
Bought for my son's university class. No complaints.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4A good beginning text.
By A Customer
A nice combination of theory and practice. Great for a beginning course in dynamics.

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