Applied Mechanics for Engineering Technology, Pearson New International Edition (8e) : 9781292027364

Applied Mechanics for Engineering Technology, Pearson New International Edition (8e)

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For courses in Applied Mechanics, Statics/Dynamics, or Introduction to Stress Analysis.


Featuring a non-calculus approach, this introduction to applied mechanics text combines a straightforward, readable foundation in underlying physics principles with a consistent method of problem solving. It presents the physics principles in small elementary steps; keeps the mathematics at a reasonable level; provides an abundance of worked examples; and features problems that are as practical as possible without becoming too involved with many extraneous details. This edition features 7% more problems, an enhanced layout and design and a logical, disciplined approach that gives students a sound background in core statics and dynamics competencies.

Table of contents
  • 1.    Introduction
  • 2.    Forces, Vectors, and Resultants
  • 3.    Moments and Couples
  • 4.    Equilibrium
  • 5.    Structures and Members
  • 6.    Three-Dimensional Equilibrium
  • 7.    Friction
  • 8.    Centroids and Center of Gravity
  • 9.    Moment of Inertia
  • 10.  Kinematics: Rectilinear Motion
  • 11.  Kinematics: Angular Motion
  • 12.  Plane Motion
  • 13.  Kinetics
  • 14.  Work, Energy, and Power
  • Answers to Problems
  • Index

New to this edition

New! 7% more problems or 1030 graded application problems–appear in this edition.

  • Features a good balance between S.I. and U.S. units and cross-references problems to the corresponding sections within each chapter.
  • Features a broad range of problems of varying complexity and more intermediate problems in this edition.

New! Enhanced design–improves the layout, artwork, descriptions and calculations throughout the book such as:

  • Coloring and shading to highlight and differentiate text, examples, solved problems, diagrams etc.
  • A referencing of core problems or mechanisms at pertinent stages throughout the book
Features & benefits

Concise, analytical approach to problem solving–that trains readers to use the following problem-solving sequence:

  • Summarise given info & type of problem
  • Identify needs or calculations required
  • Layout problem and the sequence of steps needed for the complete solution
  • Document calculations thoroughly for easy reference and verification 

Direct style and 175 worked examples–presents theory with a few clear statements as each subject is developed and illustrated through practical examples.

  • Provides students with a text that is very readable and to the point. 

Abundant number of problems and examples–complete with clarifying remarks.

  • Provides students with examples and problems that emphasise the application of theory and the relevance of material to the real-world. 

Hints for Problem-Solving sections–conclude each chapter.

  • Provides a strategy and troubleshooting techniques that will assist students in analysing and solving all types of problems. 

Answers for all problems–provided in the back of the text.

  • Allows students to check their work as they go and encourages students to tackle more challenging or more varied problems on their own. 

Clear components, equivalent couples, equilibrium and free-body diagrams explanations–appear in the book.

  • Provides students with an appropriate presentation sequence of difficult concepts.


Individual problems contain steel table information–within the problem set.

  • Provides students with a more cohesive presentation. 

Comprehensive math review and non-calculus approach–covers algebra, trigonometry, and geometry.

  • Accommodates students with different needs and varied backgrounds in math.