Allen
ISBN:
9780470598948
Paperback
384 pages
September 2010
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The fast and easy way to ace your statics course Does the study of statics stress you out? Thanks to this book, you can find balance in the study of this oftenintimidating subject. You'll get a thorough introduction to this foundational branch of engineering and easytofollow coverage of the topics you need to ace even the most challenging universitylevel course. 
Refresh yourself — get a refresher course on the mathematics you'll encounter in statics, from basic algebra and exponents to calculus, trigonometry, and geometry 
Find your vector — discover the basic principles of vectors, learn how to depict them graphically, and use vectors to describe direction from one point to another 
May the force be with you — learn how you can use vectors to describe forces and movements 
Go back to the drawing board — get the lowdown on freebody diagrams, from how to draw them to how to use them to analyze problems 
Search for stability — understand the two fundamental types of equilibrium and get an introduction to Newton's basic theorems and the techniques used to solve equilibrium problems 
Put your statics knowledge to work — study realworld systems, from trusses, frames, and machines to submerged surfaces and beyond Open the book and find: 
Key concepts in statics 
Units of measure and constants used in statics 
Basic properties of vectors 
Clear explanations of how forces affect objects 
The difference between internal and external forces 
How to draw and simplify freebody diagrams 
Newton's laws of equilibrium 
Important things to remember when solving a statics problem Learn to: 
Grasp the study of statics for success in the classroom 
Apply complex concepts such as vectors, internal and external forces, and freebody diagrams 
Solve problems in every aspect of statics

