Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, 9th Edition

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Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, 9th Edition

By James L. Meriam, L. Glenn Kraige, and Jeffrey N. Bolton

Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics provides a solid foundation of mechanics principles and helps students develop their problem-solving skills with an extensive variety of engaging problems related to engineering design. More than 50% of the homework problems are new, and there are also several new sample problems. To help students build necessary visualization and problem-solving skills, this course strongly emphasizes drawing free-body diagrams—the most important skill needed to solve mechanics problems.

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Students learn how to use common math to solve complex problems.

Video Tutorials use whiteboard and audio walkthrough to show students how to use common mathematical functions to solve problems.

Animations bring concepts to life for students.

Animated illustrations from the course, including Free-Body Diagrams, are developed in real time.

Videos help students build problem-solving skills.

Approximately 200 new Video Solutions provide students with step-by-step guidance and help them develop sound problem-solving approaches using whiteboard and audio walkthroughs.

    What’s New

    • ORION Foundations Module: This feature provides support for prerequisite topics.
    • New Video Solutions: Approximately 170 new Video Solutions walk students through a detailed step-by-step problem-solving process.
    • Algorithmic Automatically Graded Problems: All end-of-section problems in the course are available.
    • Student Practice Modules: These modules allow students to practice on their own with: Approximately 100 Check Your Understanding questions Approximately 100 automatically-graded problems and the ability to check their work with official step-by-step solutions (text or video format)

JAMES L. MERIAM (1917–2000) was one of the premier engineering educators of the twentieth century. He earned his B.E., M. Eng., and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University and had early industrial experience with Pratt and Whitney Aircraft and the General Electric Company. During the Second World War, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of the faculty of the University of California-Berkeley, dean of engineering at Duke University, a faculty member at the California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, and visiting professor at the University of California-Santa Barbara, retiring in 1990. He was the first recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award of Tau Beta Pi. In 1978, he received the Distinguished Educator Award for Outstanding Service to Engineering Mechanics Education from the American Society for Engineering Education. In 1992, he received ASEE’s Benjamin Garver Lamme Award, its highest annual national award.

L. GLENN KRAIGE, coauthor of the Engineering Mechanics series since the early 1980s, has made significant contributions to mechanics education. Kraige earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Virginia, principally in aerospace engineering, and he is professor emeritus of engineering science and mechanics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His outstanding teaching has been widely recognized and has earned him numerous teaching awards, including the Outstanding Educator Award from the State Council of Higher Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1988. In 1996, the Mechanics Division of ASEE bestowed upon him the Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education awarded him Virginia Professor of the Year for 1997.

JEFFREY N. BOLTON, assistant professor of mechanical engineering technology at Bluefield State College, is the new coauthor of this course version. Bolton earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His research interests include automatic balancing of six-degree-of-freedom elastically-mounted rotors. While teaching at Virginia Tech, he was the 2010 recipient of the Sporn Teaching Award for Engineering Subjects, which is an award primarily chosen by students. After joining the faculty at Bluefield, Bolton was selected in 2014 as the Bluefield State College Outstanding Faculty of the Year, based in part on his effective use of technology in lecture delivery, lecture capture, and assessment of student learning. In addition to the above achievements, Bolton brings to this series a wealth of experience in utilizing technology in the engineering classroom to foster student success.

  1. Introduction to Dynamics Chapter
  2. Kinematics of Particles Chapter
  3. Kinetics of Particles Chapter
  4. Kinetics of Systems and Particles
  5. Plane Kinematics of Rigid Bodies Chapter
  6. Plane Kinetics of Rigid Bodies Chapter
  7. Introduction to Three-Dimensional Dynamics of Rigid Bodies Chapter
  8. Vibration and Time Response
  9. Appendix
  10. Index
  11. Problem Answers