Addison-Wesley is proud to announce the imminent publication of Anthony Bedford and Wallace Fowler's Engineering Mechanics: Statics, Second Edition. The revised textbook will be published in July 1998 and will be available in time for Fall '98 classes. Users of the first edition praised its organization, the clarity of writing, the quality of the art program, its many realistic applications. Bedford/Fowler has quickly earned a place in Engineering schools across the country because it teaches engineering mechanics the way a good instructor would.
Problem Solving Uses a "Strategy-Solution-Discussion" problem-solving methodology that explains how to approach problems, solve them, and critically judge the results
Visualization Stresses the importance of visual analysis, especially the use of free-body diagrams Develops figures gradually and employs "ghosting" techniques to clarify and emphasize concepts-- emulating the way an instructor teaches
Applications Places engineering mechanics within the context of engineering practice by including applications from many fields of engineering Introduces design principles with the "Application to Engineering" feature using concepts developed in preceding sections of the chapter
Organization Includes section on distributed forces on beams earlier in the text in Chapter 7 Presents Friction chapter earlier-- now Chapter 9 Reorganizes the material in Chapter 10, now called Internal Forces and Moments
Content Strengthens already superior coverage of FBDs Presents a revised discussion of loads in Chapter 6 Provides new examples throughout the text including the popular feature," Application to Engineering" Increases the number of homework problems by 15%
Other Provides a thoroughly revised solution manual written by Wallace Fowler...Continua