Statics For Dummies
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.