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An Introduction to Engineering Mechanics.

An Introduction to Engineering Mechanics. David Reid. Palgrave, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010. 2001. 194 pp. ISBN 0-333-94921-8. $79.95.

This text is aimed at students beginning an undergraduate course in any of the engineering branches where an understanding of engineering mechanics is an essential element. The author's approach is to look at the subject in its entirety, treating statics and dynamics as fully integrated, with statics seen as a special subset of dynamics where Newton's equations of motion are set equal to zero due to equilibrium considerations. A final chapter introduces the theory of vibrations. A large number of worked examples, with discussions and solutions, are included.

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Date:Aug 1, 2001
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