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Engineering Science by Lloyd Dingle, Mike Tooley

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Part I Mechanics of materials

The study of the mechanics of materials is concerned with the behaviour of solid bodies under the influence of loads. The ways in which these bodies behave as a result of the loads imposed on them, the stresses they endure, their subsequent strains and deflections, together with their internal reaction to these externally imposed loads, are of the utmost importance to engineers, particularly with respect to the design and in-service endurance of engineering structures.

In Chapter 1 some fundamental concepts are covered that may or may not be familiar to the reader but which are designed to provide essential background for the topics that follow. These topics include forces, resolution of forces, coplanar force systems, ...

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