Engineering Mechanics: Statics
7th Edition

Engineering Mechanics: Statics
J. L. Meriam
L. G. Kraige

© 2013

WileyPLUS is an interactive online teaching and learning environment that engages engineering students with course material beyond the classroom. Automatically graded problems, many with algorithmically generated values, enable students to practice and master the topics and concepts. In addition, relevant and timely learning resources provide students with the tools they need to better understand key concepts and succeed in the course and in their careers.

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  • 24/7 learning support - WileyPLUS provides positive intervention when you can’t! WileyPLUS provides help as students are working on assignments, including:
  • Video solutions: whiteboard and audio walk through how to solve a similar problem
  • Video tutorials: whiteboard and audio of how to use common mathematical functions to solve problems
  • Animated illustrations: illustrations from the text (including Free Body Diagrams) are developed in real time
  • What an Engineer Sees: shows how an engineer would solve a real-world problem
  • Technical accuracy - this course retains Meriam and Kraige’s commitment to rigorous accuracy-checking
  • Reading support - students are encouraged to read the text via direct links from problems to the appropriate text content and gradable concept questions
  • Easier for students to show work - students can attach photographs or scans of hand-written files or use the built-in whiteboard feature
  • Secure solutions - Almost 1,200 algorithmically generated homework problems reduce student cheating on assignments
  • 24/7 learning support - WileyPLUS provides positive intervention when you can’t! WileyPLUS provides help as students are working on assignments, including:
  • Video solutions: whiteboard and audio walk through how to solve a similar problem
  • Video tutorials: whiteboard and audio of how to use common mathematical functions to solve problems
  • Animated illustrations: illustrations from the text (including Free Body Diagrams) are developed in real time
  • What an Engineer Sees: shows how an engineer would solve a real-world problem
  • Technical accuracy - this course retains Meriam and Kraige’s commitment to rigorous accuracy-checking
  • Reading support - students are encouraged to read the text via direct links from problems to the appropriate text content and gradable concept questions
  • Easier for students to show work - students can attach photographs or scans of hand-written files or use the built-in whiteboard feature

Features

Read, Study and Practice

  • A complete online version of the text
  • Problem Animations and Simulations
  • Extension problems complete with MathCAD, Maple and Matlab files
  • Additional Worked Examples

Assignment

  • A "Link-to-text" feature that allows students to access specific portions of their online text for immediate, con textual help as they are working
  • 700 end-of-chapter algorithmic questions
  • 70 Free-Body Diagram tool question

Prepare and Present

  • Instructor’s Solutions Manual
  • Image Gallery
  • Lecture Note PowerPoint™ Slides to summarise chapter content
  • Art Powerpoints™

Topics covered

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO STATICS  

  1. Mechanics
  2. Basic Concepts
  3. Scalars and Vectors
  4. Newton’s Laws
  5. Units
  6. Law of Gravitation
  7. Accuracy, Limits, and Approximations
  8. Problem Solving in Statics
  9. Chapter Review

CHAPTER 2 FORCE SYSTEMS

  1. Introduction
  2. Force

SECTION A TWO-DIMENSIONAL FORCE SYSTEMS

  1. Rectangular Components
  2. Moment
  3. Couple
  4. Resultants

SECTION B THREE-DIMENSIONAL FORCE SYSTEMS

  1. Rectangular Components
  2. Moment and Couple
  3. Resultants
  4. Chapter Review

CHAPTER 3 EQUILIBRIUM

  1. Introduction

SECTION A EQUILIBRIUM IN TWO DIMENSIONS

  1. System Isolation and the Free-Body Diagram
  2. Equilibrium Conditions

SECTION B EQUILIBRIUM IN THREE DIMENSIONS

  1. Equilibrium Conditions
  2. Chapter Review

CHAPTER 4 STRUCTURES

  1. Introduction
  2. Plane Trusses
  3. Method of Joints
  4. Method of Sections
  5. Space Trusses
  6. Frames and Machines
  7. Chapter Review 

CHAPTER 5 DISTRIBUTED FORCES

  1. Introduction

SECTION A CENTERS OF MASS AND CENTROIDS

  1. Center of Mass
  2. Centroids of Lines, Areas, and Volumes
  3. Composite Bodies and Figures; Approximations
  4. Theorems of Pappus

SECTION B SPECIAL TOPICS

  1. Beams—External Effects
  2. Beams—Internal Effects
  3. Flexible Cables
  4. Fluid Statics

Chapter Review

CHAPTER 6 FRICTION

  1. Introduction

SECTION A FRICTIONAL PHENOMENA

  1. Types of Friction
  2. Dry Friction

SECTION B APPLICATIONS OF FRICTION IN MACHINES

  1. Wedges
  2. Screws
  3. Journal Bearings
  4. Thrust Bearings; Disk Friction
  5. Flexible Belts
  6. Rolling Resistance
  7. Chapter Review

CHAPTER 7 VIRTUAL WORK

  1. Introduction
  2. Work
  3. Equilibrium
  4. Potential Energy and Stability
  5. Chapter Review 

APPENDICES

APPENDIX A AREA MOMENTS OF INERTIA

  1. Introduction
  2. Definitions
  3. Composite Areas
  4. Products of Inertia and Rotation of Axes

APPENDIX B MASS MOMENTS OF INERTIA

APPENDIX C SELECTED TOPICS OF MATHEMATICS

  1. Introduction
  2. Plane Geometry
  3. Solid Geometry
  4. Algebra
  5. Analytic Geometry
  6. Trigonometry
  7. Vector Operations
  8. Series
  9. Derivatives
  10. Integrals
  11. Newton’s Method for Solving Intractable Equations
  12. Selected Techniques for Numerical Integration

APPENDIX D USEFUL TABLES

  • Table D/1 Physical Properties
  • Table D/2 Solar System Constants
  • Table D/3 Properties of Plane Figures
  • Table D/4 Properties of Homogeneous Solids

INDEX

PROBLEM ANSWERS