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Mechanics of Materials for Dummies


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Introduction 1 Part I: Setting the Stage for Mechanics of Materials 7 Chapter 1: Predicting Behavior with Mechanics of Materials 9 Chapter 2: Reviewing Mathematics and Units Used in Mechanics of Materials 15 Chapter 3: Brushing Up on Statics Basics 25 Chapter 4: Calculating Properties of Geometric Areas 41 Chapter 5: Computing Moments of Area and Other Inertia Calculations 55 Part II: Analyzing Stress 83 Chapter 6: Remain Calm, It's Only Stress85 Chapter 7: More than Meets the Eye: Transforming Stresses 99 Chapter 8: Lining Up Stress Along Axial Axes 131 Chapter 9: Bending Stress Is Only Normal: Analyzing Bending Members 149 Chapter 10: Shear Madness: Surveying Shear Stress 161 Chapter 11: Twisting the Night Away with Torsion 177 Part III: Investigating Strain 189 Chapter 12: Don't Strain Yourself: Exploring Strain and Deformation 191 Chapter 13: Applying Transformation Concepts to Strain 201 Chapter 14: Correlating Stresses and Strains to Understand Deformation 215 Part IV: Applying Stress and Strain 233 Chapter 15: Calculating Combined Stresses235 Chapter 16: When Push Comes to Shove: Dealing with Deformations 251 Chapter 17: Showing Determination When Dealing with Indeterminate Structures 273 Chapter 18: Buckling Up for Compression Members 301 Chapter 19: Designing for Required Section Properties 313 Chapter 20: Introducing Energy Methods 331 Part V: The Part of Tens 343 Chapter 21: Ten Mechanics of Materials Pitfalls to Avoid 345 Chapter 22: Ten Tips to Solving Mechanics of Materials Problems 349 Index 355

About the Author

James H. Allen III, PE, PhD is an assistant professor of civil engineering and a registered professional engineer. His specialty areas include structural engineering, numerical analysis and error control, and steel design. He is also the author of Statics For Dummies.

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