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Mechanics of Materials (8th Edition) Hardcover – April 1, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0136022305 ISBN-10: 0136022308 Edition: 8th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 888 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 8 edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0136022308
  • ISBN-13: 978-0136022305
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“This text describes the major challenge from the classical beam theory, and then presents the transformation method, plus a few examples. I think the author’s presentation style is very systematic and clear.” — L.R. Xu, Vanderbilt University

“The best features of this text include its clear presentation of course materials, and very good examples.” — L.R. Xu, Vanderbilt University

“I enjoy teaching this book. The best MOM book on the market for the students.” — Akthem Al-Manaseer, San Jose State University

“It is well organized with objectives, important points, procedures, and examples set out from the text. It has lots of problems to select from.” — Cliff Lissenden, Penn State

“There are many worked examples throughout the book. And these do not skip steps, which is important to the majority of learners.” — Cliff Lissenden, Penn State

“The author has done an excellent job conveying the concepts. The textbook is easy to follow and all the ideas are clearly presented.” — Yabin Liao, Arizona State University

“Very detailed examples; beautiful and clear art work; lots of problems; and a very good coverage of all the basic concepts.” — Yabin Liao, Arizona State University

“The author presents the material as an introduction to the solution of real world design and analysis problems without sacrificing the theoretical basis of each topic.” — John F. Oyler, University of Pittsburgh

“This is one of the premier books for teaching strength of materials.” — Julio Ramirez, Purdue University

“Presentation (first rate), instructor resources, and quantity of examples and problems are the top features of this book.” — Julio Ramirez, Purdue University

From the Back Cover

This clear, comprehensive presentation discusses both the theory and applications of mechanics of materials. It examines the physical behavior of materials under load, then proceeds to model this behavior to development theory. This book is in four-color with a photorealistic art program designed to help readers visualize difficult concepts. A clear, concise writing style and more examples than any other book further contribute to readers' ability to master the material.
Stress; Strain; Mechanical Properties of Materials;Axial Load; Torsion; Bending; Transverse Shear; Combined Loadings; Stress Transformation; Strain Transformation; Design of Beams and Shafts; Deflection of Beams and Shafts; Buckling of Columns; Energy Methods.
A useful, thorough reference for engineers and students.

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I bought it used, binding at top and bottom was a little warn, but overall was in great shape for a used book.
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The problems in the Statics book were very easy to understand (EX.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MESTUDENT on February 1, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I have used the statics and dynamics book from Hibbeler, as well, and all books seem to be lacking in more in-depth analysis of the concepts we are supposed to learn.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mechanical engineering student on October 29, 2010
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this is a great book. Key equations are clearly marked, book has worked out solutions for examples that are very helpful
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By TCCprof on August 19, 2011
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I have used previous editions of this textbook off and on for several years teaching a Mechanics of Materials course and I do not have any problems whatsoever with the book. By itself I would rate it 5. This review is meant to be VERY critical of the publisher's effort with the online homework in MasteringEngineering. I am not new to MasteringEngineering, having used it in both Statics and Dynamics by the same author. In those courses all textbook homework problems are available for selection by the instructor to prepare homework sets. In this textbook, however, not even half of the textbook problems are available. In the first chapter which contains 100 end of section problems, there are only 38 available in MasteringEngineering. There are none of the fundamental homework problems available. I checked a later chapter also. Chapter 4 has less than half of the problems available. Also the problems available are not always representative of chapter content so when preparing a homework set there are problems you wish you could select that are not available.

Shame on Pearson for putting this out when it is not ready.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By That Guy on January 20, 2013
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Last semester I had Statics that was taught from the same book as this author. Now, let me tell you that Statics book was awesome, the examples were clear, concise, and easy to follow. It explained very well how they did the problems.

When we were told that we had to use this book for the "Strength of Materials" class I was happy because I thought that this book would be similar to the Statics, but I was wrong.

Its like a completely different set of people did this book. The nomenclature is outright different from the last book, and its book examples are hard to follow because they were extremely awkward wording. The problems in the Statics book were very easy to understand (EX. Find the force P acting on the handle of the tool). This book decided to word in such a weird way possible that sometimes you're just confused what its asking.

Thankfully, the professor is a good one and we only use the book for problems and don't have to read the chapters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Luis on January 20, 2012
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Excellent book. As a textbook it very easy to follow. As a reference for the professional work, give all the tools and examples required for a day by day Mechanical Engineering work. I already have 3 books from Dr Hibbeler. He is an outstanding engineer and professor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brandon on November 12, 2011
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What can I say. It's a typical required book for Engineering Majors. It has some pretty cool examples in the beginning, but towards the end it's a little tedious and looses touch with real world applications.

It also does not do a great job at explaining shear/moment diagrams. Some other books give great examples and charts about distributed loading. That area is touched upon heavily in the EIT, or FE, exams.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MHeeraw Kennedy on January 22, 2011
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Book came in a timly manner and best of all the book still had the access code, that was not used.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Challis King on November 3, 2010
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Fantastic book. Arrived promptly and in near perfect condition (light scratch on the back, barely noticeable). The book itself is informative and educational. Adequately serves my needs in my Biomechanics class.
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