note provides an introduction to the mechanics of solids with
applications to science and engineering. Itemphasize the three essential
features of all mechanics analyses, namely: (a) the geometry of the
motion and/or deformation of the structure, and conditions of geometric
fit, (b) the forces on and within structures and assemblages; and (c)
the physical aspects of the structural system which quantify relations
between the forces and motions/deformation.
Author(s): Prof. Carol Livermore, Prof.
Henrik Schmidt, Prof. James H. Williams, Prof. Simona Socrate
describes and predicts the conditions of rest or motion of bodies under the action of forces. Engineering
mechanics applies the principle of mechanics to design, taking into
account the effects of forces. This book covers the following topics:
Concurrent forces on a plane, Composition and Resolution of forces,
Method of moments, Friction, Ladder and rope friction, Principle of
virtual work, Rectilinear Translation, Principle of Dynamics,
DíAlembertís Principle, Motion of a Projectile, Rotation of rigid body.
This book, as its
name suggests, presents those principles of mechanics that are believed
to be essential for the student of engineering.All the
information is there, and is told simple yet completely.
There is a strong
emphasis of classical mechanics with closeness to physics and
engineering. Among the topics explored: linear and nonlinear
oscillators; quasi-periodic and multiperiodic motions; systems with
constraints; Hamilton-Jacobi theory; integrable systems; stability
problems of dissipative and conservative systems. Numerous exercises
accompany the text, but the author assumes a knowledge of calculus.
This note covers the following topics: Acceleration, Angular Momentum, Conservation of Energy, Frames of Reference,
Friction, Forces, Gravitation, Linear Inertia, Mechanical Advantage, Linear
Momentum, Motion in One Dimension, Physical Measurements, Projectiles,
Rotational Dynamics, Rotational Inertia, Statics and Mechanical Equilibrium,
Author(s): Museum Informatics Project, University of
note covers the following topics: Matrix Algebra and Indicial Notation, Vectors and Linear Transformations,
Components of Tensors. Cartesian Tensors, Symmetry: Groups of Linear
Transformations, Calculus of Vector and Tensor Fields, Orthogonal Curvilinear
Coordinates, Calculus of Variations.