Statics and Mechanics of Materials in SI Units eBook, 5th Edition

Russell C. Hibbeler

Statics and Mechanics of Materials in SI Units eBook, 5th Edition

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For courses in introductory combined Statics and Mechanics of Materials courses found in ME, CE, AE, and Engineering Mechanics departments.

Statics and Mechanics of Materials represents a combined abridged version of two of the author’s books, namely Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 14th Edition and Mechanics of Materials, 10th Edition.

It provides a clear and thorough presentation of both the theory and application of the important fundamental topics of these subjects that are often used in many engineering disciplines. The development emphasises the importance of satisfying equilibrium, compatibility of deformation, and material behaviour requirements. The hallmark of the book, however, remains the same as the author’s unabridged versions, and that is, strong emphasis is placed on drawing a free-body diagram, and the importance of selecting an appropriate coordinate system and an associated sign convention whenever the equations of mechanics are applied. Throughout the book, many analysis and design applications are presented, which involve mechanical elements and structural members often encountered in engineering practice.

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  • Well-defined sections are part of each chapter and contain explanations of specific topics, illustrative example problems, and a set of homework problems. The topics within each section are placed into subgroups, defined by titles, which present a structured method for introducing each new definition or concept and making the book convenient for later reference and review.
  • A full-page illustration begins each chapter and indicates a broad-range application of the chapter material.
  • Chapter Objectives are then provided to give a general overview of the material that will be covered.
  • Thorough End-of-Chapter Reviews include a summary of the important concepts, accompanied by relevant equations and art.
  • Appendixes provide a source for review and a listing of tabular data. Appendix A covers information on the centroid and the moment of inertia of an area. Appendixes B and C list tabular data for structural shapes, and the deflection and slopes of various types of beams and shafts.



  • Drawing Free-Body Diagrams is particularly important when solving problems, and for this reason this step is strongly emphasised throughout the book. In particular, within the statics coverage some sections are devoted to show how to draw free-body diagrams. Specific homework problems have also been added to develop this practice.
  • More than 50% of the total problems have been changed in this edition, which involve applications to many different fields of engineering
  • Review problems have been updated and placed at the end of each chapter, so that instructors can assign them as additional preparation for exams.
  • Procedures for Analysis, which is a unique feature found throughout the book, provides students with a logical and orderly method to follow when applying the theory.
  • Examples are designed to help students who “learn by example.” They illustrate the application of fundamental theory to practical engineering problems, and reflect the problem-solving strategies discussed in the associated Procedures for Analysis feature. All example problems are presented in a concise manner and in a style that is easy to understand.
  • General Analysis and Design Problems comprise the majority of problems in the book and depict realistic situations encountered in engineering practice. Some of these problems come from actual products used in industry. It is hoped that this realism will both stimulate the student’s interest in engineering mechanics and provide a means for developing the skill to reduce any such problem from its physical description to a model or symbolic representation to which the principles of mechanics may be applied.
  • Preliminary Problems can be found throughout the text, just before the Fundamental Problems. The intent here is to test the student’s conceptual understanding of the theory. Normally the solutions require little or no calculation, and as such, these problems provide a basic understanding of the concepts before they are applied numerically. All the solutions are given in the back of the text.
  • Improved Fundamental Problems are located just after the Preliminary Problems. They offer students basic applications of the concepts covered in each section, and they help provide the chance to develop their problem-solving skills"
  • The Important Points feature provides a summary of the most important concepts in a section.
  • Conceptual Problems, located at the end of several chapters, encourage students to apply principles to real-world problems, as depicted in a photo.
  • Homework Problems stimulate student interest by depicting realistic situations encountered in engineering practice.
  • All problems use SI units.
  • Problems are typically arranged in order of increasing difficulty.
  • Answers to all but every fourth problem are listed in the back of the book.  



  • A new layout, with additional design features, provides a convenient display of the material. Nearly all topics are presented in a one- or two-page spread to minimise page turning.  
  • Enhanced or updated photos are used to illustrate how engineering principles apply to real-world situations, and how materials behave under load.
  • Photorealistic Art, in the form of 3D figures, is rendered with photographic quality.  
  • Illustrated figures connect to the 3D nature of engineering. Particular attention is given to providing an understandable view of any physical object, its dimensions, and vectors.
  • Conceptual Understanding. Through the use of photographs placed throughout the book, the theory is applied in a simplified way in order to illustrate some of its more important conceptual features and instill the physical meaning of many of the terms used in the equations. These simplified applications increase interest in the subject matter and better prepare the student to understand the examples and solve problems.
  • Expanded Solutions for some of the fundamental problems now have more detailed solutions, including artwork, for better clarification. Also, some of the more difficult problems have additional hints along with its answer when given in the back of the book.


  • REVISED! Updated and re-written material throughout, enhances clarity and makes the text more current. Some of the artwork has also been enlarged and improved to support these changes.
  • A rigorous Triple Accuracy Checking of the 4th Edition has produced an even stronger 5th Edition. In addition to the author’s review of all art pieces and pages, the text was checked by the following individuals: Scott Hendricks, Virginia Polytechnic University; Karim Nohra, University of South Florida; Kurt Norlin, Bittner Development Group; and Kai Beng Yap, Engineering Consultant. The SI edition was checked by three additional reviewers.
  • Content Revisions are incorporated in each section of the text after being carefully reviewed and, in some areas, the material has been redeveloped to better explain the concepts.


Table of contents
  • 1 General Principles
  • 2 Force Vectors
  • 3 Force System Resultants
  • 4 Equilibrium of a Rigid Body
  • 5 Structural Analysis
  • 6 Center of Gravity, Centroid, and Moment of Inertia
  • 7 Stress and Strain
  • 8 Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • 9 Axial Load
  • 10  Torsion
  • 11 Bending
  • 12 Transverse Shear
  • 13 Combined Loadings
  • 14 Stress and Strain Transformation
  • 15 Design of Beams and Shafts
  • 16 Deflection of Beams and Shafts
  • 17 Buckling of Columns
  • A Mathematical Review and Expressions
  • B Geometric Properties of An Area and Volume
  • C Geometric Properties of Wide-Flange Sections  
  • D Slopes and Deflections of Beams
  • Preliminary Problems Solutions
  • Fundamental Problems
  • Solutions and Answers
  • Selected Answers
  • Index