This new introductory mechanics textbook is written for engineering students within further and higher education who are looking to bridge the gap between A-Level and university or college. It introduces key concepts in a clear and straightforward manner, with reference to real-world applications and thoroughly explains each line of mathematical development. Together with instructive diagrams, case studies and many questions to work through, this text will ensure a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of mechanics. An enclosed CD-ROM also contains 'Personal Tutor' electronic step-by-step worked examples, with voice-over commentary, which take the student through sample problems and solutions.
This book is suitable for students of:
general engineering and all other related engineering disciplines where applied mathematics is essential.
Motion along a straight line
Newtonâ€™s laws of motion
Equilibrium of a particle
Moments of forces
Centre of mass
Energy, work and power
Impulse and momentum
Simple harmonic motion
Damped and forced oscillations
Use of vectors
Dynamics of rigid bodies rotating around a fixed axis
Stability and small oscillations