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Statics For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-59894-8
384 pages
September 2010
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Part I: Setting the Stage for Statics.

Chapter 1: Using Statics to Describe the World around You.

Chapter 2: A Quick Mathematics Refresher.

Chapter 3: Working with Unit Systems and Constants.

Part II: Your Statics Foundation: Vector Basics.

Chapter 4: Viewing the World through Vectors.

Chapter 5: Using Vectors to Better Define Direction.

Chapter 6: Vector Mathematics and Identities.

Chapter 7: Turning Multiple Vectors into a Single Vector Resultant.

Chapter 8: Breaking Down a Vector into Components.

Part III: Forces and Moments as Vectors.

Chapter 9: Applying Concentrated Forces and External Point Loads.

Chapter 10: Spreading It Out: Understanding Distributed Loads.

Chapter 11: Finding the Centers of Objects and Regions.

Chapter 12: Special Occasions in the Life of a Force Vector: Moments and Couples.

Part IV: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words (Or At Least a Few Equations): Free-Body Diagrams.

Chapter 13: Anatomy of a Free-Body Diagram.

Chapter 14: The F.B.D.: Knowing What to Draw and How to Draw It.

Chapter 15: Simplifying a Free-Body Diagram.

Part V: A Question of Balance: Equilibrium.

Chapter 16: Mr. Newton Has Entered the Building: The Basics of Equilibrium.

Chapter 17: Taking a Closer Look at Two-Dimensional Equilibrium: Scalar Methods.

Chapter 18: Getting Better Acquainted with Three-Dimensional Equilibrium: Vector Methods.

Part VI: Statics in Action.

Chapter 19: Working with Trusses.

Chapter 20: Analyzing Beams and Bending Members.

Chapter 21: Working with Frames and Machines.

Chapter 22: A Different Kind of Axial System: Cable Systems.

Chapter 23: Those Darn Dam Problems: Submerged Surfaces.

Chapter 24: Incorporating Friction into Your Applications.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 25: Ten Steps to Solving Any Statics Problem.

Chapter 26: Ten Tips for Surviving a Statics Exam.


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