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Mechanics of Materials, Brief Edition, 1st Edition

  • James M. Gere (deceased)
  • Barry J. Goodno Georgia Institute of Technology
  • ISBN-10: 1111136025  |  ISBN-13: 9781111136024
  • 608 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.75
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Overview

MECHANICS OF MATERIALS BRIEF EDITION by Gere and Goodno presents thorough and in-depth coverage of the essential topics required for an introductory course in Mechanics of Materials. This user-friendly text gives complete discussions with an emphasis on "need to know" material with a minimization of "nice to know" content. Topics considered beyond the scope of a first course in the subject matter have been eliminated to better tailor the text to the introductory course. Continuing the tradition of hallmark clarity and accuracy found in all 7 full editions of Mechanics of Materials, this text develops student understanding along with analytical and problem-solving skills. The main topics include analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending, and more.

Features and Benefits

  • Attention to detail in the presentation of basic concepts and derivations of key equations has been preserved and maintained in this Brief Edition of the full version of Mechanics of Materials, 7th Edition.
  • Problem sets reinforce the importance of solving problems as part of the learning process offers almost 700 problems for homework assignments and classroom discussions.
  • Specific problems typical of those found on the FE Exam can be found in a separate section in the back of the book.
  • Expansive Chapter Summary & Review sections at the end of each chapter include key concepts & associated formulas.
  • Photos of actual structures, structural components and systems, are used in selected examples and problems to illustrate the development of simplified analytical models acted on by typical loadings; in many cases, associated free-body diagrams are also provided to guide the student.
  • Material from the Appendices and References/Historical Notes of Mechanics of Materials, 7th Edition has been moved online, available to students and instructors for reference.
  • Online reference material includes: Additional Chapter: Review of Centroids and Moments of Inertia.Appendix A: Detailed description of the SI and USCS systems of units. Appendix B: Presents the methodology for solving problems in mechanics. Included are topics such as dimensional consistency and significant digits. Appendix C: Provides a listing of commonly used mathematical formulas. Appendix E: Properties of structural-steel shapes in both USCS and SI units.

Table of Contents

1. TENSION, COMPRESSION, AND SHEAR.
Introduction to Mechanics of Materials. Normal Stress and Strain. Mechanical Properties of Materials. Elasticity, Plasticity, and Creep. Linear Elasticity, Hooke's Law, and Poisson's Ratio. Shear Stress and Strain. Allowable Stresses and Allowable Loads. Design for Axial Loads and Direct Shear. Chapter Summary & Review. Problems
2. AXIALLY LOADED MEMBERS.
Introduction. Changes in Lengths of Axially Loaded Members. Changes in Lengths Under Nonuniform Conditions. Statically Indeterminate Structures. Thermal Effects, Misfits, and Prestrains. Stresses on Inclined Sections. Chapter Summary & Review. Problems.
3. TORSION.
Introduction. Torsional Deformations of a Circular Bar. Circular Bars of Linearly Elastic Materials. Nonuniform Torsion. Stresses and Strains in Pure Shear. Relationship Between Moduli of Elasticity E and G. Transmission of Power by Circular Shafts. Statically Indeterminate Torsional Members. Chapter Summary & Review. Problems.
4. SHEAR FORCES AND BENDING MOMENTS.
Introduction. Types of Beams, Loads, and Reactions. Shear Forces and Bending , Moments. Relationship Between Loads, Shear Forces, and Bending Moments. Shear-Force and Bending-Moment Diagrams. Chapter Summary & Review. Problems.
5. STRESSES IN BEAMS.
Introduction. Pure Bending and Nonuniform Bending. Curvature of a Beam. Longitudinal Strains in Beams. Normal Stresses in Beams (Linearly Elastic Materials). Design of Beams for Bending Stresses. Shear Stresses in Beams of Rectangular Cross Section. Shear Stresses in Beams of Circular Cross Section. Shear Stresses in the Webs of Beams with Flanges. Composite Beams. Chapter Summary & Review. Problems.
6. ANALYSIS OF STRESS AND STRAIN.
Introduction. Plane Stress. Principal Stresses and Maximum Shear Stresses. Mohr's Circle for Plane Stress. Hooke's Law for Plane Stress. Triaxial Stress. Chapter Summary & Review. Problems.
7. APPLICATION OF PLANE STRESS (PRESSURE VESSELS AND COMBINED LOADINGS).
Introduction. Spherical Pressure Vessels. Cylindrical Pressure Vessels. Combined Loadings. Chapter Summary & Review. Problems.
8. DEFLECTIONS OF BEAMS.
Introduction. Differential Equations of the Deflection Curve. Deflections by Integration of the Bending-Moment Equation. Deflections by Integration of the Shear-Force and Load Equations. Method of Superposition. Chapter Summary & Review. Problems.
9. COLUMNS.
Introduction. Buckling and Stability. Columns with Pinned Ends. Columns with Other Support Conditions. Chapter Summary & Review. Problems.
APPENDIX A: FE EXAM REVIEW PROBLEMS
ANSWERS TO PROBLEMS
NAME INDEX
INDEX

ON-LINE CONTENT
10. REVIEW OF CENTROIDS AND MOMENTS OF INERTIA
REFERENCES AND HISTORICAL NOTES
APPENDIX B: SYSTEMS OF UNITS AND CONVERSION FACTORS
APPENDIX C: PROBLEM SOLVING
APPENDIX D: MATHEMATICAL FORMULAS
APPENDIX E: PROPERTIES OF PLANE AREAS
APPENDIX F: PROPERTIES OF STRUCTURAL-STEEL SHAPES
APPENDIX G: PROPERTIES OF STRUCTURAL LUMBER
APPENDIX H: DEFLECTIONS AND SLOPES OF BEAMS
APPENDIX I: PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor’s Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111136041 | ISBN-13: 9781111136048)

Mechanics of Materials, Brief SI Edition  (ISBN-10: 1111136033 | ISBN-13: 9781111136031)

MECHANICS OF MATERIALS BRIEF EDITION by Gere and Goodno presents thorough and in-depth coverage of the essential topics required for an introductory course in Mechanics of Materials. This user-friendly text gives complete discussions with an emphasis on "need to know" material with a minimization of "nice to know" content. Topics considered beyond the scope of a first course in the subject matter have been eliminated to better tailor the text to the introductory course. Continuing the tradition of hallmark clarity and accuracy found in all 7 full editions of Mechanics of Materials, this text develops student understanding along with analytical and problem-solving skills. The main topics include analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending, and more. How would you briefly describe this book and its package to an instructor? What problems does it solve? Why would an instructor adopt this book?

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Student Supplements

Mechanics of Materials, Brief SI Edition  (ISBN-10: 1111136033 | ISBN-13: 9781111136031)

MECHANICS OF MATERIALS BRIEF EDITION by Gere and Goodno presents thorough and in-depth coverage of the essential topics required for an introductory course in Mechanics of Materials. This user-friendly text gives complete discussions with an emphasis on "need to know" material with a minimization of "nice to know" content. Topics considered beyond the scope of a first course in the subject matter have been eliminated to better tailor the text to the introductory course. Continuing the tradition of hallmark clarity and accuracy found in all 7 full editions of Mechanics of Materials, this text develops student understanding along with analytical and problem-solving skills. The main topics include analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending, and more. What about this book will be most appealing and helpful to students?

List Price = $194.95  | CengageBrain Price = $194.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

James M. Gere

James M. Gere (1925-2008) earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he worked as instructor and Research Associate. He was awarded one of the first NSF Fellowships and studied at Stanford, where he earned his Ph.D. He joined the faculty in Civil Engineering, beginning a 34-year career of engaging his students in mechanics, structural and earthquake engineering. He served as Department Chair and Associate Dean of Engineering and co-founded the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center at Stanford. Dr. Gere also founded the Stanford Committee on Earthquake Preparedness. He was one of the first foreigners invited to study the earthquake-devastated city of Tangshan, China. Dr. Gere retired in 1988 but continued to be an active, valuable member of the Stanford community. Dr. Gere was known for his cheerful personality, athleticism, and skill as an educator. He authored nine texts on engineering subjects starting with Mechanics of Materials, a text that was inspired by his teacher and mentor Stephan P. Timoshenko. His other well-known textbooks, used in engineering courses around the world, include: Theory of Elastic Stability, co-authored with S. Timoshenko; Matrix Analysis of Framed Structures and Matrix Algebra for Engineers, both co-authored with W. Weaver; Moment Distribution; Earthquake Tables: Structural and Construction Design Manual, co-authored with H. Krawinkler; and Terra Non Firma: Understanding and Preparing for Earthquakes, co-authored with H. Shah. In 1986 he hiked to the base camp of Mount Everest, saving the life of a companion on the trip. An avid runner, Dr. Gere completed the Boston Marathon at age 48 in a time of 3:13. Dr. Gere is remembered as a considerate and loving man whose upbeat humor always made aspects of daily life and work easier.

Barry J. Goodno

Barry John Goodno is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 1974. He was an Evans Scholar and received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, in 1970. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Structural Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, California, in 1971 and 1975, respectively. He holds a professional engineering license (PE) in Georgia, is a Distinguished Member of ASCE and an Inaugural Fellow of SEI, and has held numerous leadership positions within ASCE. He is a member of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of ASCE and is a past president of the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Board of Governors. He is past-chair of the ASCE-SEI Technical Activities Division (TAD) Executive Committee, and past-chair of the ASCE-SEI Awards Committee. In 2002, Dr. Goodno received the SEI Dennis L. Tewksbury Award for outstanding service to ASCE-SEI. He received the departmental award for Leadership in Use of Technology in 2013 for his pioneering use of lecture capture technologies in undergraduate statics and mechanics of materials courses at Georgia Tech. He is a member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and has held several leadership positions within the NSF-funded Mid-America Earthquake Center (MAE), directing the MAE Memphis Test Bed Project. Dr. Goodno has carried out research, taught graduate courses and published extensively in the areas of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics during his tenure at Georgia Tech. Dr. Goodno is an active cyclist, retired soccer coach and referee, and a retired marathon runner. Like co-author and mentor James Gere, he has completed numerous marathons including qualifying for and running the Boston Marathon in 1987.