Known for its accuracy, clarity, and dependability, Meriam, Kraige, and Bolton’s Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 9th Edition has provided a solid foundation of mechanics principles for more than 60 years. This text continues to help students develop their problem-solving skills with an extensive variety of engaging problems related to engineering design. In addition to new homework problems, the text includes a number of helpful sample problems. To help students build necessary visualisation and problem-solving skills, the text strongly emphasises drawing free-body diagrams, one of the most important skills needed to solve mechanics problems.
New features to the ninth edition include: a thorough revision of the text to maximise rigor, clarity, readability and approachability, key concepts throughout the book that are especially marked and highlighted, Chapter Reviews that are at the end of each chapter are highlighted and provide itemised summaries of all key material, and Sample Problems that have been integrated throughout, including problems with computer-oriented solutions.