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Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics Hardcover – August 18, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0471739319 ISBN-10: 0471739316 Edition: 6th

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Product Details

  • Series: Engineering Mechanics (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 744 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 6 edition (August 18, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471739316
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471739319
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #590,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Known for its accuracy, clarity, and applications, Meriam & Kraige’s Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics has provided a solid foundation of mechanics principles for more than 50 years. Now in its new Sixth Edition, the text continues to help students develop their problem-solving skills with an extensive variety of highly interesting problems related to engineering design. In the new edition, more than 40% of the homework problems are new. There are also new sample problem and more photographs that link theory to application. To help students build necessary visualization and problem-solving skills, the text strongly emphasizes drawing free-body diagrams—the most important skill needed to solve mechanics problems.

About the Author

Glenn Kraige is Professor in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. He is a fellow member of the American Society for Engineering Education, and received his Ph. D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia.

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Customer Reviews

This book is terrible at teaching.
Danny Lu
Worked great, sold back to the university book store for more than I paid.
Ben
The only thing good is the problem sets.
MechEng12

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mel on September 29, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book explains the concepts very carefully. However, it jumps topic to topic without a smooth trancision. Examples are very elementary, but the problems at the end of each chapter gets tedious quickly. Prefer if the hard problems are approached with more examples. Biggest down fall I see is that there are no answers at the back for any problems.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By E. Gustafson on November 7, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I have used this book and the accompanying statics book all within the last year. The author is my Dynamics professor. These books are not as thick as other Statics/Dynamics books I have seen, and the reason is that they are more problem-set oriented than lecture. You really need a good teacher to help you understand the problems and material. This is where having the author as the teacher helps. The instructional sections of the book are minimal, and I have found the problem sets better for the learning process.

If I were to change this book I would add numerical solutions to every problem, not just the odd ones. And for whatever reason, the publishing oversight is uber critical of posting solutions anywhere other than the classroom, and this can be a nuisance sometime.

Fun fact...a self-proclaimed car guy, Kraige loves problems with cars in them, so there are quite a few of those in there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marge on April 6, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Bought this book used and it was in great condition and I use it everyday now. It helps me learn.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John C. on June 24, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This book, part of 2-volume set along with its companion "Statics", is very good textbook. Its strength are the examples and illustrations which are in full color and very detailed. The book has a full range of the kinds of practical problems in basic dynamics which you need to solve. The theory presentation is complete, but has some oddities in its language and the focus is more on making a correct mathematical exposition of each concept, almost proof-like, rather than attempting to be didactic. For this reason it is easy to get lost in the text or find it confusing unless you work through it very slowly. If you prefer to learn by doing, this is a good book because you can learn by doing the examples and use the text more as a reference. If you require hand-holding or detailed textual explanations this is not the right book for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roberto Nicolas De Jardin Jr on June 17, 2013
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The book offer good explanation about the subjet and the exercises proposed require of the learners a good knowledge, some times these knowledge there are not in this book.

Roberto N. De Jardin Jr
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By Ana on July 9, 2014
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Classic dynamics textbook. All of the traditional material is present, along with plenty of problems ranging from trivial to darn near impossible. My only qualm with this book is the length of its proofs - I would have liked longer, more in-depth discussions on derivations of the equations. Also: this book relies completely on scaler math. If you would rather do dynamics with vectors, it is best to find another text.
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By jdawg1993 on January 24, 2014
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It was in pretty good shape for being a loose leaf textbook. It'll do great for what I need it for.
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The "Student Value Edition" of Engineering Mechanics Dynamics delivers the same content as the regular textbook, but because does not have color pictures (gray scale is used instead) the cost of the book could be reduced significantly, I mean like 80% discount if you buy a used one in good conditions! Besides that, nothing else is different. I wish all the other Editors would do the same for their textbooks.
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