Mechanics for Engineers: Statics

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By Braja M. Das, Aslam Kassimali, and Sedat Sami
Hardcover, 8 x 9.25, 586 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-029-7
March 2010


The rigorous development process used to create Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics by Das, Kassimali & Sami insures that it’s accessible and accurate. Each draft was scrutinized by a panel of your peers to suggest improvements and flush out any flaws. These carefully selected reviewers offered valuable suggestions on content, approach, accessibility, realism, and homework problems. The author team then incorporated their comments to insure that Mechanics for Engineers: Statics reflected the real needs of teaching professionals. The authors worked out solutions to all of their homework and example problems to check for accuracy and consistency and all of the examples and homework problems were sent out to a third party to solve and cross-check each answer in both books. And to be sure Mechanics for Engineers: Statics was as good as it could be, we tested it in the classroom. It was a resounding success and finally ready for your class.

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Teaching Supplements

Solutions Manual

The minute you open up the Solutions Manuals for the Mechanics for Engineers texts you’ll realize they’re better than traditional solutions manuals. All of the problems have been neatly typeset to make them easier to read. Each problem in the text is solved completely and consistently. This consistent problem-solving approach gives the manual a cohesiveness that you will appreciate.

Transparency Masters

These overhead masters, available to adopters, reproduce key examples and figures from the text so you can incorporate them into your lectures and classroom discussions.

Key Features

  • Numerous step-by-step examples that demonstrate the correspondence between the FBD (FREE BODY DIAGRAM) and the mathematical analysis.
  • “Procedures for Analysis” sections that show students how to set up and solve a problem using FBDs to promote a consistent and methodical problem-solving approach. (See sec. 3.19,4.11 and 10.4 in Statics; sec. 1.4 and 2.3 in Dynamics.)
  • A Vector Approach to Statics, with a brief review of vector operations in chapters 1 and 2.
  • Homework Problems that are graded from simple to complex and are well balanced tests of theory and practical application. (More than 900 in Statics and more than 700 in Dynamics.)
  • A Short Review section and key terms at the end of each chapter to promote understanding of new concepts.

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“The examples have been thorough and represent real-life problems. They were explained well and were easy to understand.”
—Student user at Valparaiso University

“Example problems are well written and lead the reader to the solution.”
—P. Guichelaar, Western Michigan University

“A typeset solution manual is easier to read than a handwritten one and the format will allow copies to be posted very easily. It will be appreciated by those who post solutions.”
—David B. Oglesby, University of Missouri-Rolla