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Not thorough, full of errors
on January 17, 2012
So, the book has most of the basics of statics layed out decently, but there were many small errors in examples and homework problems. There was even a disastrous mistake in the friction of screws section; two equations were switched places, which completely screws (pun intended) you up!
Other than that, the examples in each section cover the basic cases well, but then the homework introduces all sorts of little changes in the problem as you get toward the higher problems, and the sections do no good in explaining these changes. Its as if Hibbeler thinks every student will understand the expert stuff from a simple beginner's explanation. Very poor technique.