*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

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**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

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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

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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

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Set 1: MOJ and MOS

Set 2: Frames and Machines 16 2:28 PM

**CHAPTER 5 **CENTROIDS AND DISTRIBUTED FORCES

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**CHAPTER 6 **AREA MOMENTS OF INERTIA

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**CHAPTER 7 **SHEAR–AND–MOMENT DIAGRAMS

a. Cut’N’FBD Method

b. Summation Method

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**CHAPTER 8 **FRICTION—THE TRANSITION TO DYNAMICS

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**APPENDIX A **SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES

**APPENDIX B **SHAPE TABLE

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Elizabeth
Ervin
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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

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