Mechanical Engineering Principles by John Bird
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Mechanical Engineering Principles by John Bird

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Main Contents of Mechanical Engineering Principles

  • Revisionary Mathematics
  • The effects of forces on materials
  • Tensile testing
  • Forces acting at a point
  • Simply supported beams
  • Forces in structures
  • Bending moment and shear force diagrams
  • First and second moments of areas
  • Bending of beams
  • Torque
  • Twisting of shafts
  • Linear and angular motion
  • Linear momentum and impulse
  • Force, mass and acceleration
  • Work, energy and power
  • Friction
  • Motion in a circle
  • Simple harmonic motion

Preface to Mechanical Engineering Principles

Mechanical Engineering Principles 2nd Edition aims to broaden the reader’s knowledge of the basic principles that are fundamental to mechanical engineering design and the operation of mechanical systems.

Modern engineering systems and products still rely upon static and dynamic principles to make them work. Even systems that appear to be entirely electronic have a physical presence governed by the principles of statics.

In this second edition of Mechanical Engineering Principles, a chapter has been added on revisionary mathematics; it is not possible to progress in engineering studies without a reasonable knowledge of mathematics, a fact that soon becomes obvious to both students and teachers alike.

It is therefore hoped that this chapter on basic mathematics revision will be helpful and make the engineering studies more comprehensible.

Minor modifications and some further worked problems have also been added throughout the text.

Free Internet downloads of full solutions to the further problems and a PowerPoint presentation of all the illustrations contained in the text is available – see page x.

Although pre-requisites for the modules covered in this book include Foundation Certificate/ diploma, or similar, in Mathematics and Science, each topic considered in the text is presented in a way that assumes that the reader has little previous knowledge of that topic.

Mechanical Engineering Principles 2nd Edition contains over 325 worked problems, followed by over 550 further problems (all with answers).

The further problems are contained within some 140 Exercises; each Exercise follows on directly from the relevant section of work, every few pages.

In addition, the text contains 276 multiplechoice questions (all with answers), and 260 short answer questions, the answers for which can be determined from the preceding material in that particular chapter.

Where at all possible, the problems mirror practical situations found in mechanical engineering. 371 line diagrams enhance the understanding of the theory.

At regular intervals throughout the text are some 8 Revision Tests to check understanding. For example, Revision Test 1 covers material contained in Chapter 1, Test 2 covers the material in Chapters 2 to 5, and so on.

No answers are given for the questions in the Revision Tests, but a Lecturer’s guide has been produced giving full solutions and suggested marking scheme.

The guide is offered online free to lecturer’s/ instructor’s – see below. At the end of the text, a list of relevant formulae is included for easy reference.

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