# Schaum’s Outline of Engineering Mechanics: Statics

by: E. Nelson, Charles Best, William McLean, Merle Potter

**Abstract:**Modified to conform to the current curriculum, Schaum’s Outline of Engineering Mechanics: Statics complements these courses in scope and sequence to help you understand its basic concepts. The book offers practice on topics such as orthogonal triad of unit vectors, dot or scalar product, resultant of distributed force system, noncoplanar force systems, slope of the Shear diagram, and slope of the Moment diagram. You’ll also get coverage of the laws of friction, rolling resistance, the centroid of a continuous quantity, and the theorems of Pappus and Guldinus. Appropriate for the following courses: Engineering Mechanics; Introduction to Mechanics; Statics; Mechanical Engineering; Engineer-in-Training Review. Features hundreds of solved problems and support for all the major textbooks for static courses. Topics include: Vectors, Forces, Coplanar Force Systems, Noncoplanar Force Systems, Equilibrium of Coplanar Force Systems, Equilibrium of Noncoplanar Force Systems, Trusses and Cables, Forces in Beams, Friction, First Moments, Centroids

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## Table of Contents

**A.**About the Authors**B.**Preface**1.**Vectors**2.**Operations with Forces**3.**Resultants of Coplanar Force Systems**4.**Resultants of Noncoplanar Force Systems**5.**Equilibrium of Coplanar Force Systems**6.**Equilibrium of Noncoplanar Force Systems**7.**Trusses and Cables**8.**Forces in Beams**9.**Friction**10.**Virtual Work**11.**First Moments and Centroids**12.**Moments of Inertia**A.**SI Units**B.**First Moments and Centroids

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**A.**About the Authors**B.**Preface**1.**Vectors**2.**Operations with Forces**3.**Resultants of Coplanar Force Systems**4.**Resultants of Noncoplanar Force Systems**5.**Equilibrium of Coplanar Force Systems**6.**Equilibrium of Noncoplanar Force Systems**7.**Trusses and Cables**8.**Forces in Beams**9.**Friction**10.**Virtual Work**11.**First Moments and Centroids**12.**Moments of Inertia**A.**SI Units**B.**First Moments and Centroids

**Book Details**

**Title: **Schaum’s Outline of Engineering Mechanics: Statics

**Publisher: **
: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

**Copyright / Pub. Date: **2010, 1998, 1988, 1978, 1972 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

**ISBN: **9780071632379

**Authors:****E. Nelson** is the author of this McGraw-Hill Professional publication.**Charles Best** is the author of this McGraw-Hill Professional publication.**William McLean** is the author of this McGraw-Hill Professional publication.**Merle Potter** is professor emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University.

**Description: **
Modified to conform to the current curriculum, Schaum’s Outline of Engineering Mechanics: Statics complements these courses in scope and sequence to help you understand its basic concepts. The book offers practice on topics such as orthogonal triad of unit vectors, dot or scalar product, resultant of distributed force system, noncoplanar force systems, slope of the Shear diagram, and slope of the Moment diagram. You’ll also get coverage of the laws of friction, rolling resistance, the centroid of a continuous quantity, and the theorems of Pappus and Guldinus. Appropriate for the following courses: Engineering Mechanics; Introduction to Mechanics; Statics; Mechanical Engineering; Engineer-in-Training Review. Features hundreds of solved problems and support for all the major textbooks for static courses. Topics include: Vectors, Forces, Coplanar Force Systems, Noncoplanar Force Systems, Equilibrium of Coplanar Force Systems, Equilibrium of Noncoplanar Force Systems, Trusses and Cables, Forces in Beams, Friction, First Moments, Centroids