Mechanics of Materials: With Applications in Excel ® covers the fundamentals of the mechanics of materials-or strength of materials-in a clear and easily understandable way. Each chapter explains the theory of the underlying principles and the applicable mathematical relations, offering examples that illustrate the application of the mathematical relations to physical situations. Then, homework problems-arranged from the simplest to the most demanding-are presented, along with a number of challenging review problems, to ensure comprehension of key concepts.
What makes this book unique is that it also instills practical skills for developing Microsoft Excel applications to solve mechanics of materials problems using numerical techniques. Mechanics of Materials: With Applications in Excel ® provides editable Excel spreadsheets representing all the examples featured in the text, PowerPoint lecture slides, multimedia simulations, graphics files, and a solutions manual with qualifying course adoption.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 707
Weight: 1656 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
"A distinguishing and very helpful feature of this textbook is that, in addition to the printed textbook and the companion solutions manual, the authors provide an electronic enhancement component that includes a chapter on the use of Microsoft (R) Excel (R) spreadsheets in mechanics of materials applications, ... a multimedia-enhanced electronic version of some of the main concepts, ... a textbook website, and model PowerPoint (R) presentations."
-Mahmoud Farag, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
"At an early stage of undergraduate education, it is important to educate and motivate students to use computers for scientific calculations. This book is a useful source for students who would like to take this path by using one of the most common and user-friendly software, Excel. Starting from basic strength of materials computations will allow them to make a smooth transition to the fascinating world of computational mechanics."
-Erkan Oterkus, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
"This book makes one of the subjects dreaded by mechanical and civil engineering students an enjoyable one. The theory is explained in a straightforward manner, the figures are there to supplement the text explanations, and the example problems help clarify many of the theoretical aspects. The spreadsheet applications not only add more understanding to the subject of the mechanics of materials, but also enhance students' knowledge in numerical analysis and programming."
-Amara Loulizi, National Engineering School of Tunis, University of Tunis - El Manar
"... an excellent resource for undergraduate engineering students. ... provides adequate theoretical backgrounds and illustrative examples. ... can be adopted as a textbook for undergraduate engineering students for teaching them the fundamental concepts of the mechanics of materials."
-K.M. Liew, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon
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