Engineering Mechanics: Statics in SI Units, 12e provides students with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and applications of this subject. By improving on the content, pedagogy, presentation and currency over the 12 editions, Hibbeler’s Engineering Mechanics series is renowned for its clarity of explanation and robust problem sets; making it the best-selling course text for this subject.
1. General Principles
2. Force Vectors
3. Equilibrium of a Particle
4. Force System Resultants
5. Equilibrium of a Rigid Body
6. Structural Analysis
7. Internal Forces
9. Center of Gravity and Centroid
10. Moments of Inertia
11. Virtual Work
Appendix A Mathematical Review and Expressions
Partial Solutions and Answers to Fundamental Problems
Answers to Selected Problems
- NEW – Animations on Companion CD Bundled in Textbook. Key principles and concepts are animated to help students visualize the forces at play, breaking down for them the complicated sequences; thereby building up their understanding. These animations lend the necessary graphic component that instructors can use in their lectures and tutorials.
• Enable students to ‘see’ the forces at work, in a step-by-step manner, and how these forces apply in the related mathematical equations
• An effective tool for instructors to use in tutorials or lectures to explain difficult-to-understand concepts, saving them time
- NEW – Video Solutions in SI Units on Companion Website. These videos come with detailed voice-over explanations. They offer complete, step-by-step solution walkthroughs of representative homework problems in each chapter. They allow self-paced instruction with 24/7 accessibility.
• Students can learn at a comfortable pace at their convenience
• Students will understand the steps involved in breaking down a complex problem for solving
• Reduces students reliance on instructors—saving instructors precious time spent in repetitive explanations
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• MasteringEngineering improves students’ understanding.
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• Useful diagnostic tools help instructors identify key problem areas their students face easily and at-a-glance
- NEW – 50% New Problems, 17% More Questions Including Contemporary Applications. The 12th Edition features 50%, or about 800, new problems with 17% more questions than the previous edition. Some of these new problems showcase contemporary applications of Engineering Mechanics in fields like aerospace, petroleum engineering and biomechanics—preparing students to work in these rising industries.
• Instructors now have a wider range of questions to develop and test their students’ problem-solving skills
• Students now have more and better questions for practice
• Students are kept up-to-date on the latest applications of Engineering Mechanics
- NEW - Real-life Photos with Vectors. This edition includes over 60 new and updated photos with vectors that show real world applications of principles of mechanics. In some sections, photos are used to show how engineers must first make an idealized model for analysis, and then proceeding to draw a free-body diagram of this model for problem-solving.
• Saves time-starved instructors the effort in hunting for good real world applications to teach their students
• Students can now understand better how analysis is done to derive a suitable free-body diagram for problem-solving
- Content Revision for Better Conceptual Development. Each section of this edition has been carefully reviewed and, in many areas, the material has been redeveloped to better explain the concepts. This included adding or changing the examples to give an improved emphasis. Along with this, Fundamental Problems are now introduced to guide students in simple applications of concepts and develop their problem-solving skills. For this purpose, Fundamental Problems are located just after examples problems before students move on actual problem-solving.
• Students will find self-learning from the textbook an easier task, as the content is now more digestible.
• Students with difficulty in problem-solving will find the learning process more guided
- Easy-to-read Language with Easy-to-Access Layout. The language is more concise so students need not plough through lengthy paragraphs to understand the principles. The text and visuals are neatly and systematically presented. They work hand-in-hand to make the important concepts accessible to students.
• Students will effectively spend less time in acquiring understanding from the text, helping them move on to problem-solving faster
About the Author
Russ Hibbeler graduated from the University of Illinois-Urbana with a B.S. in Civil Engineering (major in structures) and an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University.
Hibbeler’s professional experience includes postdoctoral work in reactor safety and analysis at Argonne National Laboratory, and structural work at Chicago Bridge and Iron, Sargent and Lundy, Tucson. He has practiced engineering in Ohio, New York, and Louisiana.
He has taught at the University of Illinois-Urbana, Youngstown State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Union College. Hibbeler currently teaches at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
About the Adapter
Fan Sau Cheong, from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, received his PhD from the University of Hong Kong. Professor Fan is also Deputy Director, Centre for Advanced Numerical Engineering Simulations (CANES) at NTU. His industrial experience include work and research in bridges, tall buildings, shell structures, jetties, pavements, cable structures, glass diaphragm walls. Professor Fan was also the adaptor for the 5th and 6th SI editions of Hibbeler’s Mechanics of Materials, and the 11th SI edition of Hibbeler’s Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics.