Sophomore/junior-level Mechanics of Materials courses in Mechanical, Civil, Aerospace, Engineering Mechanics, and/or general engineering departments. This text presents the foundations and applications of mechanics of materials by emphasizing the importance of visual analysis of topics-especially through the use of free body diagrams. This text also promotes a problem-solving approach to solving examples through its strategy, solution, and discussion format in examples. Bedford/Liechti further includes design sections that help instructors integrate ABET 2000 requirements.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)