Book description
Engineering Mechanics is tailormade as per the syllabus offered in the first year of undergraduate students of Engineering. The book covers both Statics and Dynamics, and provides the students with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory as well as the applications. The diagrams and problems in the book familiarize students with actual situations encountered in engineering.
Table of contents
 Cover
 Title Page
 Contents
 Dedication
 Preface

1  Statics of Particles and Rigid Bodies
 Introduction
 Basic Concepts and Fundamental Laws of Mechanics
 System of Forces
 Resultant Force
 Parallelogram Law of Forces
 Triangle Law of Forces
 Polygon Law of Forces
 Resolution of Force
 Composition of Coplanar Forces by Method of Resolution
 Moment of Force
 Varignon's Theorem (Principle of Moments)
 Couples
 Resolution of a Force Into a Force and a Couple
 Free Body Diagram
 Equilibrium
 Lami's Theorem
 Categories of Equilibrium
 2  Plane Trusses and Frames
 3  Shear Force and Bending Moment
 4  Friction
 5  Virtual Work

6  Centroid and Moment of Inertia
 Centre of Gravity
 Centroid of Line
 Centroid of Area
 Centroid of Volume
 Centroid of Composite Bodies
 Centroid of Circular Arc
 Centroid of Area of Triangle
 Centroid of Area of Circular Sector
 Centre of Gravity of Right Circular Solid Cone
 Centre of Gravity of Right Circular Hollow Cone
 Centre of Gravity of Solid Hemisphere
 Centre of Gravity of Thin Hollow Hemisphere
 Theorem of Pappus
 Area Moment of Inertia
 Polar Moment of Inertia
 Radius of Gyration
 Theorem of Parallel Axes
 Theorem of Perpendicular Axes
 Mass Moment of Inertia
 Theorem of Parallel Axes
 Theorem of Perpendicular Axes
 Moment of Inertia of Disc
 Moment of Inertia of Plate
 Product of Inertia
 Parallel Axis Theorem for Product of Inertia
 Transformation Equations for Moments and Product of Inertia
 Principal Axes

7  Belt and Rope Drives
 Introduction
 Types of Belts
 Types of Belt Drives
 Belt Materials
 Velocity Ratio
 Effect of Slip on Velocity Ratio
 Crowning of Pulleys
 Length of Belt
 Cone (Stepped) Pulleys
 Power Transmitted
 Belt Tensions Ratio
 VBelt or Rope
 Centrifugal Effect on Belts
 Maximum Power Transmitted by a Belt
 Initial Tension
 Advantage of VBelt Over Flat Belt
 Creep

8  Lifting Machines
 Introduction
 Definitions
 Ideal Effort and Ideal Load
 Reversibility of Machine
 Law of Machine
 Lever
 Pulley
 Types of Lifting Machines
 First System of Pulleys
 Second System of Pulleys
 Third System of Pulleys
 Simple Wheel and Axle
 Wheel and Differential Axle
 Weston's Differential Pulley Block
 Worm and Worm Wheel
 Single Purchase Winch Crab
 Double Purchase Winch Crab
 Screw Jack
 Differential Screw Jack

9  Kinematics of Particles and Rigid Bodies
 Introduction
 Important Terms
 Types of Motion
 Rectilinear Motion: Velocity and Acceleration
 Equations of Motion: Rectilinear
 Curvilinear Motion: Velocity and Acceleration
 Rectangular Components of Velocity and Acceleration
 Angular Velocity and Angular Acceleration
 Equations of Motion: Circular
 Radial and Transverse Velocities
 Radial and Transverse Accelerations
 Projectiles
 Relative Motion
 10  Kinetics of Particles and Rigid Bodies
 11  Work, Energy and Power

12  Impulse and Momentum
 Linear Momentum
 Principle of Momentum for a Particle
 Impulse
 Principle of Linear Impulse and Momentum of a Particle
 Conservation of Linear Momentum
 Principle of Linear Impulse and Momentum for a System of Particles
 Angular Momentum
 Law of Angular Momentum
 Angular Impulse
 Principle of Angular Momentum and Impulse
 Conservation of Angular Momentum
 Angular Momentum of Rigid Body
 General Plane Motion
 Principle of Impulse and Momentum for a Rigid Body
 Impact
 Central Impact
 System of Variable Mass
 13  Vibrations
 Acknowledgements
 Copyright
Product information
 Title: Engineering Mechanics
 Author(s):
 Release date: May 2010
 Publisher(s): Pearson India
 ISBN: 9788131732229
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