Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 8th Edition SI Version

ISBN: 9781119044673

Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 8th Edition SI Version has been thoroughly revised to increase rigor, clarity and readability so that students benefit from realistic applications that help to develop their engineering design skills. This updated text provides a variety of high quality problems that are known for their accuracy and realism.


Statics has a strong history of using rich pedagogical features that make it easy to use, highlighting upon key concepts. New sample problems (shown on coloured pages so they are easy to find) and homework problems have been integrated throughout the text, including problems with computer-oriented solutions that are marked with an icon in the end-of-chapter review problems. The text teaches students how to draw free body diagrams, learning the techniques and then using them to solve problems. There are also new photographs added in to help students with their understanding of how these engineering concepts relate to the real world.


  • Sample Problems with worked solutions appear throughout, providing examples and reinforcing important concepts and idea in engineering mechanics. Sample problems are isolated on specifically colored pages for quick identification.
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of how to draw free body diagrams. Through text discussion and assignable homework problems, you will learn that drawing free body diagrams is one of the most important skills needed to learn how to solve mechanics problems.
  • Chapter Reviews at the end of each chapter are highlighted and provide itemized summaries of all key material.
James L. Meriam
University of California, Santa Barbara

L. G. Kraige
Viginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

J. N. Bolton

1. Introduction to Dynamics
2. Kinematics of Particles
3. Kinetics of Particles
4. Kinetics of Systems of Particles
5. Plane Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
6. Plane Kinetics of Rigid Bodies
7. Introduction to Three-Dimensional Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
8. Vibration and Time Response
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