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Paperback Engineering Mechanics: Statics Book

ISBN: 0471266078

ISBN13: 9780471266075

Engineering Mechanics: Statics

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A modern text for use in today's classroom The revision of this classic text continues to provide the same high quality material seen in previous editions. In addition, the fifth edition provides extensively rewritten, updated prose for content clarity, superb new problems, outstanding instruction on drawing free body diagrams, and new electronic supplements to assist learning and instruction. If you think you have seen Meriam & Kraige before, take...

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5 ratings

Statics!

My professor is the author of this book. I have to say, he self endorses this product almost every in class and he had every right to. The book is very organized and had a variety of problems that ranged from easy to challenging. I'm not a nerd, but I did enjoy solving the exercises.

good condition, almost brand new!

I got the book a little less than a week and when I checked to see the inside of the book everything was in place. Not a scratch of tear, not even signs of wear.

an engineering student

Engineering mechanics by Meriam and Kraige provides an excellent treatment of the subject matter, providing that one has all the necessary tools to handle this course. This means to have your geometry, algebra, trig., physics, and calculus internally wired. If not, one has to do the deep reviews, spending time and energy at grasping the basic concepts. Also, if the discussion of the theory seems thin and problem sets seem unrepresentative, might I suggest another statics book by Riley and Sturges, 2nd ed. The exposition is expanded and provides clarity, the problem sets are a bit on the bland side, but the example sets provide reasonable representation to the problems in the book. But, of all the problem sets of all statics books I have seen, Meriam and Kraige has the most realistic graphics and real world stuff. If you can internalize this book, your other mechanics courses like mech. of materials, dynamics, and fluids will move much more smoothly. And, if a problem in the text appears impossible, it is always because of a misunderstanding of simpler concepts. It doesn't hurt being creative when problem solving. That is, to make additional sketches, draw diagrams, to QUESTION each and every part of the problem. To break apart or separate the problem into components and then mentally observing the parts under a "magnifying glass." This book is very challenging, and it definitely helps if you have an instructor who has energy to be able to MAKE CLEAR any concepts whether in class, through paper handouts, in person, or even through email. If your instructor is lazy, you know where most of the energy of effort will have to come from. Finally, if you has the drive, you can succeed. If your tank is low on gas, head for your next review station. Don't let any misunderstandings linger in your mind, siphoning your confidence, time, and energy. Sometimes, you gotta hike a mountain, going from review to review. You can do it.

My Review

the book is great i'm enjoying it very much, despite the physics needed to do the work.

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