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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by Douglas Cline - River Campus Libraries
This book introduces variational principles, and illustrates the intellectual beauty, the remarkable power, and the broad scope, of applying variational principles to classical mechanics. Applications presented cover a wide variety of topics ...
Classical mechanics is the study of the motion of bodies based upon Isaac Newton's famous laws of mechanics. The reader should be comfortable with basic physics concepts. Familiarity with geometry, algebra, and calculus is a must.
by Ron Shepard - Argonne National Laboratory
Notes for the pool player who enjoys playing the game, and who enjoys understanding how things work using the language of physics. The tone of the presentation directed toward the amateur who enjoys both physics and pool playing.
by Abdulwahab Amrani
Course objectives: To understand and use the general ideas of force vectors and equilibrium; To understand and use structural analysis and internal force and friction; To understand the ideas of center of gravity, centroids and moments of inertia.