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Keeping in mind the curricula of various institutes, the text of this present edition has been thoroughly revised and several new problems with solutions have been added to make it more competitive and useful for the students. Solutions to typical problems from statics and dynamics provide the reader sufficient capability for solving the problems of echanics.
This book focuses on the basic concepts of Engineering Mechanics and provides fundamental information required for understanding advanced subjects based on mechanics.
• Importance of free-body diagrams for the analysis of problems explained.
• Three important methods for dynamic problems (i) Newton's second law of motion,
(ii) Work-Energy method, and (iii) Impulse-Momentum method.
• More than 150 sample problems with solutions have been provided explaining the applications of important principles.
• Fundamentals of mechanical vibrations explained with free-body diagrams.
• Multiple choice questions.
Part - I : Statics
1. Basic Concepts
2. Force Systems and Resultants
4. Analysis of Trusses and Frames
6. Virtual Work
7. Centroids and Centres of Mass
8. Moments of Inertia
Part - II : Dynamics
9. Kinematics of Particles
10. Kinetics of Particles
11. Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
12. Kinetics of Rigid Bodies
13. Work-Energy Method
14. Impulse and Momentum
15. Mechanical Vibrations
Apendix 1: Moments of Inertia
Apendix 2: Miscellaneous Problems
Answers to Selected Problems
G. Ramamurty :- is a former Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He obtained his BE (Mech), ME (Machine Design) degrees from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, and PhD (Mech. Engg) in the area of Heat Transfer from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He had nine years of industrial experience before entering the teaching profession and for twenty-nine years taught several subjects including design, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, robotics and in particular finite element analysis. His research areas of interest include heat transfer, vibrations, robotics and composite materials. Rajesh Kumar :- is Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Delhi. He has 17 years of experience in academics and research. His areas of interest include refrigeration and air conditioning, solar refrigeration, and fluid mechanics. He has published more than 20 research papers in peer reviewed journals including ASHRAE transaction, ASME and Elsevier. He is also a reviewer for Elsevier, Springer and many other publishers.R.S. Walia :- is Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Delhi. He was awarded PhD from IIT Roorkee and has an illustrious, diverse and rich experience in the fields of academics, research and industry. His areas of interest include advanced manufacturing processes, FEM, and industrial engineering. He has published more than 150 research papers in peer reviewed journals and international conferences.