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Your ticket to excelling in mechanics of materials

With roots in physics and mathematics, engineering mechanics isthe basis of all the mechanical sciences: civil engineering,materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, andaeronautical and aerospace engineering.

Tracking a typical undergraduate course, Mechanics ofMaterials For Dummies gives you a thorough introduction to thisfoundational subject. You'll get clear, plain-English explanationsof all the topics covered, including principles of equilibrium,geometric compatibility, and material behavior; stress and itsrelation to force and movement; strain and its relation todisplacement; elasticity and plasticity; fatigue and fracture;failure modes; application to simple engineering structures, andmore.

  • Tracks to a course that is a prerequisite for most engineeringmajors
  • Covers key mechanics concepts, summaries of useful equations,and helpful tips

From geometric principles to solving complex equations,Mechanics of Materials For Dummies is an invaluable resourcefor engineering students!

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