An Introduction to Applied Mechanics

An Introduction to Applied Mechanics

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Ewart S. Andrews
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reprint, 6/2/2016
EAN 9781316612804, ISBN10: 1316612805

Paperback, 328 pages, 21.6 x 14 x 2.1 cm
Language: English

Originally published in 1915, 'the aim of the present book is to present the elementary principles of mechanics in accurate though clear terms and to show the application of those principles to the simpler problems arising in engineering and architectural applications'. Notably, 'the general treatment is based more upon graphical conceptions than upon purely mathematical analysis because experience shows that the mind of the engineering student reasons more clearly from diagrams than from symbols'. A number of experiments are presented, principally those which require the simplest form of apparatus, with answers to exercises supplied at the back. Chapters are broad in scope, detailed and clearly written; chapter titles include, 'Forces and other vector quantities', 'Machines and efficiency' and 'Centre of gravity and centroid'. This vibrant and thorough textbook will be of great value to scholars of physics as well as to anyone with an interest in the history of education.

1. Forces and other vector quantities
2. Moments and leverage
3. Work, power and energy
4. Machines and efficiency
5. Velocity and acceleration
6. Velocity change in direction
relative velocity
7. Kinetic energy and momentum
8. Newton's laws of motion
9. Stress and strain
10. Riveted joints
thin cylinders
11. The forces in framed structures
12. Beams and girders
13. Centre of gravity and centroid
14. Friction and lubrication
15. Motion in a curved path
16. Mechanisms
17. Belt, chain and toothed gearing
Sun curve construction
Trigonometrical relations
Mathematical tables
Answers to exercises