Mechanics of Materials – Paul S. Steif – 1st Edition


of Materials helps gain physical and intuitive understanding of the ideas underlying the mechanics of materials; grasp big picture ideas; and use the subject to solve problems—everything it takes to genuinely learn how the forces acting on a material relate to its deformation and failure.

This contains end-of-section problems that illustrate ideas, concepts, and . Focused Application area problems demonstrate to real situations like: bicycles, cable stayed bridges, drilling of wells, exercise equipment, bone fixation, and wind .

Everyday objects can illustrate the ideas of Mechanics of Materials, and help students gain an intuitive understanding of concepts. This book starts with situations that students are familiar with, and progresses to the general, mathematical forms that enable wide application of the subject.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Unit 1 Body Composed of Elements
2 Internal Force, Stress, and Strain
Unit 2 Common Deformation Modes
3 Axial Loading
4 Torsion
5 Bending
Unit 3 Design Against
6 Combined Loads
7 Stress Transformations and Failure
8 Buckling
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