## Summary

For one/two-semester, undergraduate-level courses in Statics and Strengths of Materials, Strength of Materials, and Engineering Mechanics in the disciplines of Engineering Technology. Focusing on the fundamentals of material statics and strength, this text presents a non-Calculus-based, elementary, analytical, and practical approach, with rigorous, comprehensive example problems that follow the explanation of theory and very complete homework problems that allow students to practice the material. The goal of the text is to provide students with the necessary mechanics background for more advanced and specialized areas of study in the many fields of engineering technologye.g., civil, mechanical, construction, architectural, industrial, and manufacturing.

## Table of Contents

Introduction | |

Principles of Statics | |

Resultants of Coplanar Force Systems | |

Equilibrium of Coplanar Force Systems | |

Analysis of Structures | |

Friction | |

Centroids and Centers of Gravity | |

Area Moments of Inertia | |

Stresses and Strains | |

Properties of Materials | |

Stress Considerations | |

Torsion in Circular Sections | |

Shear and Bending Moment in Beams | |

Stresses in Beams | |

Design of Beams | |

Deflection of Beams | |

Combined Stresses | |

Columns | |

Connections | |

Pressure Vessels | |

Statically Indeterminate Beams | |

Appendices | |

Notation | |

Answers to Selected Problems | |

Index | |

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## Excerpts

The fourth edition ofApplied Statics and Strength of Materialspresents an elementary, analytical, and practical approach to the principles and physical concepts of statics and strength of materials. It is written at an appropriate mathematics level for engineering technology students, using algebra, trigonometry, and analytic geometry. A knowledge of calculus is not required for understanding the text or for working the problems. The book is intended primarily for use in two-year or four-year technology programs in engineering, construction, or architecture. Much of the material has been classroom tested in our Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited engineering technology programs as well as in our American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) accredited construction technology program. The text can also serve as a concise reference guide for undergraduates in a first Engineering Mechanics (Statics) and/or Strength of Materials course in engineering programs. Although written primarily for the technology student, it could also serve as a valuable guide for practicing technologists and technicians as well as for those preparing for state licensing exams for professional registration in engineering, architecture, or construction. The emphasis of the book is on the mastery of basic principles, since it is this mastery that leads to successful solutions of real-life problems. This emphasis is achieved through abundant worked-out examples, a logical and methodical presentation, and a topical selection geared to student needs. The problem-solving method that we emphasize is a consistent, comprehensive, step-by-step approach. The principles and applications (both examples and problems) presented are applicable to many fields of engineering technology, among them civil, mechanical, construction, architectural, industrial, and manufacturing. This fourth edition was prepared with the objective of updating the content where necessary and rearranging and revising some of the material to enhance the teaching aspects of the text. While the primary unit system remains the U.S. Customary System, metric (SI) units continue to be used throughout the text, and the examples and problems reflect a mix of the two measurement systems. The homework problem sets have some additions and some deletions, and some other problems were revised. The book includes the following features: Each chapter is written to introduce more complex material gradually. Problems are furnished at the end of each chapter and are grouped and referenced to a specific section. These are then followed by a group of supplemental problems provided for review purposes. Generally, problems are arranged in order of increasing difficulty. A summary at the end of each chapter presents a thumbnail sketch of the important concepts presented in the chapter. Useful tables of properties of areas and conversion factors for U.S. Customary-SI conversion are printed inside the covers for easy access. Most chapters contain computer problems following the section problems. These problems require students to develop computer programs to solve problems pertinent to the topics of the chapter. Any appropriate computer software may be used. The computer problems are another tool with which to reinforce students' understanding of the concepts under consideration. Answers to selected problems are provided at the back of the text. The primary unit system in this book remains the U.S. Customary system. SI, however, is fully integrated in both the text and the problems. This is a time of transition between unit systems. Much of the new construction work in the public sector (particularly in the transportation field) now uses metric (SI) measurement; full conversion to SI in the technology field in the United States is inevitable and will undoubtedly occur eventually. Technicians a