# Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any

Author(s): Elizabeth Ervin

Edition: 2

Pages: 168

## \$63.21

ISBN 9781524900359

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Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to ANY Text is a practical companion to any statics course textbook. Written in an engaging and thought-provoking style, the reader is led through sample problems in a step-by-step Given/Required/Strategy/Solution format.

Available in booth eBook and print formats, Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to ANY Text:

• Affordably replaces extensive board examples and lengthy help sessions at either two-year or four-year institutions.
• Focuses on major statistical concepts - features minimal lecture and no calculus coverage.
• Includes useful tips and potential pitfalls, along with completed solutions throughout.
• Features a mathematics primer in chapter one to help identify any potential weakness.
• Encourages critical thinking - the last step of each problem is critical thinking, asking if the answer makes sense.

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1 PRIMERS

a. Units

b. Vector Arithmetic

c. Algebra

d. The Engineering Method

Pullout Problems

CHAPTER 2 FREE-BODY DIAGRAMS AND RESULTANTS

a. Forces

i. In Two Dimensions

ii. In Three Dimensions

b. Moments

i. In Two Dimensions

ii. In Three Dimensions

c. Equivalent Systems

Pullout Problems

Forces, Moments

CHAPTER 3 EQUILIBRIUM: POINTS AND BODIES

a. In Two Dimensions

i. Point

ii. Rigid Body

b. In Three Dimensions

i. Point

ii. Rigid Body

Pullout Problems

Set 1: Two-Dimensional Problems

Set 2: Three-Dimensional Problems

CHAPTER 4 TRUSSES

a. Method of Joints

b. Method of Sections

c. Frames and Simple Machines

Pullout Problems

Set 1: MOJ and MOS

Set 2: Frames and Machines 16 2:28 PM

CHAPTER 5 CENTROIDS AND DISTRIBUTED FORCES

Pullout Problems

CHAPTER 6 AREA MOMENTS OF INERTIA

Pullout Problems

CHAPTER 7 SHEAR–AND–MOMENT DIAGRAMS

a. Cut’N’FBD Method

b. Summation Method

Pullout Problems

CHAPTER 8 FRICTION—THE TRANSITION TO DYNAMICS

Pullout Problems

APPENDIX A SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES

APPENDIX B SHAPE TABLE

Elizabeth Ervin

Dr. Elizabeth K. Ervin is currently an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Mississippi. She has taken and taught statics for fifteen years. Statics was her most challenging course in her four-year undergraduate degree; after discovering that she has a learning disability, she decided to teach others through her own unique style. Since 2006, she has worked with a variety of students with different learning types. She has worked extensively with the common subset of underprepared students. Thus, she has developed standard methods of "do-ery," not theory, that can benefit all students.

B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Technological University
M.S. in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University

Actual Student Comments on Engineering Statics Workbook:

"Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any Text really helped with understanding the material, and the author’s methods were easy to follow."

"Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any Text is miles ahead of any other textbook."

"Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any Text is amazing."

"Elizabeth Ervin, author of Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any Text presents an easier way to learn and approach the same type of problems than the textbook."

"I, as well as previous students, see Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any Text as a God-send."

"Elizabeth Ervin’s Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any Text is the best statics book ever. Statics is not my thing, but she made me understand."

"Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any Text is great! LOVED IT!"

"Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any Text is wonderful. I can't tell you how much it helped me."

Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to ANY Text is a practical companion to any statics course textbook. Written in an engaging and thought-provoking style, the reader is led through sample problems in a step-by-step Given/Required/Strategy/Solution format.

Available in booth eBook and print formats, Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to ANY Text:

• Affordably replaces extensive board examples and lengthy help sessions at either two-year or four-year institutions.
• Focuses on major statistical concepts - features minimal lecture and no calculus coverage.
• Includes useful tips and potential pitfalls, along with completed solutions throughout.
• Features a mathematics primer in chapter one to help identify any potential weakness.
• Encourages critical thinking - the last step of each problem is critical thinking, asking if the answer makes sense.

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1 PRIMERS

a. Units

b. Vector Arithmetic

c. Algebra

d. The Engineering Method

Pullout Problems

CHAPTER 2 FREE-BODY DIAGRAMS AND RESULTANTS

a. Forces

i. In Two Dimensions

ii. In Three Dimensions

b. Moments

i. In Two Dimensions

ii. In Three Dimensions

c. Equivalent Systems

Pullout Problems

Forces, Moments

CHAPTER 3 EQUILIBRIUM: POINTS AND BODIES

a. In Two Dimensions

i. Point

ii. Rigid Body

b. In Three Dimensions

i. Point

ii. Rigid Body

Pullout Problems

Set 1: Two-Dimensional Problems

Set 2: Three-Dimensional Problems

CHAPTER 4 TRUSSES

a. Method of Joints

b. Method of Sections

c. Frames and Simple Machines

Pullout Problems

Set 1: MOJ and MOS

Set 2: Frames and Machines 16 2:28 PM

CHAPTER 5 CENTROIDS AND DISTRIBUTED FORCES

Pullout Problems

CHAPTER 6 AREA MOMENTS OF INERTIA

Pullout Problems

CHAPTER 7 SHEAR–AND–MOMENT DIAGRAMS

a. Cut’N’FBD Method

b. Summation Method

Pullout Problems

CHAPTER 8 FRICTION—THE TRANSITION TO DYNAMICS

Pullout Problems

APPENDIX A SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES

APPENDIX B SHAPE TABLE

Elizabeth Ervin

Dr. Elizabeth K. Ervin is currently an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Mississippi. She has taken and taught statics for fifteen years. Statics was her most challenging course in her four-year undergraduate degree; after discovering that she has a learning disability, she decided to teach others through her own unique style. Since 2006, she has worked with a variety of students with different learning types. She has worked extensively with the common subset of underprepared students. Thus, she has developed standard methods of "do-ery," not theory, that can benefit all students.

B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Technological University
M.S. in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University

Actual Student Comments on Engineering Statics Workbook:

"Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any Text really helped with understanding the material, and the author’s methods were easy to follow."

"Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any Text is miles ahead of any other textbook."

"Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any Text is amazing."

"Elizabeth Ervin, author of Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any Text presents an easier way to learn and approach the same type of problems than the textbook."

"I, as well as previous students, see Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any Text as a God-send."

"Elizabeth Ervin’s Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any Text is the best statics book ever. Statics is not my thing, but she made me understand."

"Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any Text is great! LOVED IT!"

"Engineering Statics Workbook: A Companion to Any Text is wonderful. I can't tell you how much it helped me."