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.
Table of Contents
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
In 2006 Dr Stephen Lee completed a PhD thesis concerning the repercussions in Higher Education of the changes in the teaching and learning of mechanics in schools, and as such is an expert in the knowledge, skills and needs of undergraduate engineering students.