This textbook introduces and explains the basic concepts on which statics is based utilizing real engineering examples. The authors emphasize the learning process by showing a real problem, analyzing it, simplifying it, and developing a way to solve it. This feature teaches students intuitive thinking in solving real engineering problems using the fundamentals of Newton's laws.
This book also:
- Stresses representation of physical reality in ways that allow students to solve problems and obtain meaningful results
- Emphasizes identification of important features of the structure that should be included in a model and which features may be omitted
- Facilitates students' understanding and mastery of the "flow of thinking" practiced by professional engineers
About the Author
Dr. Igor Emri is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana and is a full member of the European Academy of Sciences. He is also one of the Editors-in-Chief of the journal, "Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials."Dr. Arkady Voloshin is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University.