The second edition of MECHANICS OF MATERIALS by Pytel and Kiusalaas is a concise examination of the fundamentals of Mechanics of Materials. The book maintains the hallmark organization of the previous edition as well as the time-tested problem solving methodology, which incorporates outlines of procedures and numerous sample problems to help ease students through the transition from theory to problem analysis. Emphasis is placed on giving students the introduction to the field that they need along with the problem-solving skills that will help them in their subsequent studies. This is demonstrated in the text by the presentation of fundamental principles before the introduction of advanced/special topics.

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1. STRESS.

Introduction. Analysis of Internal Forces; Stress. Axially Loaded Bars. Shear Stress. Bearing Stress.

2. STRAIN.

Introduction. Axial Deformation; Stress-Strain Diagram. Axially Loaded Bars. Generalized Hooke's Law. Statically Indeterminate Problems. Thermal Stresses.

3. TORSION.

Introduction. Torsion of Circular Shafts. Torsion of Thin-Walled Tubes.

4. SHEAR AND MOMENT IN BEAMS.

Introduction. Supports and Loads. Shear-Moment Equations and Shear-Moment Diagrams. Area Method for Drawing Shear-Moment Diagrams. Moving Loads.

5. STRESSES IN BEAMS.

Introduction. Bending Stress. Economic Sections. Shear Stress in Beams. Design for Flexure and Shear. Design of Fasteners in Built-up Beams.

6. DEFLECTION OF BEAMS.

Introduction. Double Integration Method. Double Integration Using Bracket Functions. Moment-Area Method. Method of Superposition.

7. STATICALLY INDETERMINATE BEAMS.

Introduction. Double-Integration Method. Double-Integration Using Bracket Functions. Moment-Area Method. Method of Superposition.

8. STRESSES DUE TO COMBINED LOADS.

Introduction. Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels. Combined Axial and Lateral Loads. State of Stress at a Point. Transformation of Plane Stress. Mohr's Circle for Plane Stress. Absolute Maximum Shear Stress. Applications of Stress Transformation to Combined Loads. Transformation of Strain: Mohr's Circle for Strain. The Strain Rosette. Relationship Between Shear Modulus and Modulus of Elasticity.

9. COMPOSITE BEAMS.

Introduction. Flexure Formula for Composite Beams. Shear Stress and Deflection in Composite Beams. Reinforced Concrete Beams.

10. COLUMNS.

Introduction. Critical Load. Discussion of Critical Loads. Design Formulas for Intermediate Columns. Eccentric Loading: Secant Formula.

11. ADDITIONAL BEAM TOPICS.

Introduction. Shear Flow in Thin-Walled Beams. Shear Center. Unsymmetrical Bending. Curved Beams.

12. SPECIAL TOPICS.

Introduction. Energy Methods. Dynamic Loading. Theories of Failure. Stress Concentration. Fatigue under Repeated Loading.

13. INELASTIC ACTION.

Introduction. Limit Torque. Limit Moment. Residual Stresses. Limit Analysis.

APPENDIX A: REVIEW OF PROPERTIES OF PLANE AREAS.

APPENDIX B: TABLES.