Introduction to Statics and Dynamics
by Rudra Pratap, Andy Ruina
Publisher: Cornell University 2009
Number of pages: 1005
This is an engineering statics and dynamics text intended as both an introduction and as a reference. It is aimed primarily at middle-level engineering students. The book emphasizes use of vectors, free-body diagrams, momentum and energy balance and computation. Intuitive approaches are discussed throughout.
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