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Teach students the fundamental principles of Newtonian dynamics and how to apply these principles to the analysis of real-world engineering with Pytel/Kiusalaas' ENGINEERING MECHANICS: DYNAMICS, 4E. Students learn how to analyze problems successfully before substituting numbers into formulas. This approach prepares students for actual engineering situations that do not adhere to standard formulas. This edition begins with the analysis of particle dynamics before considering the motion of rigid-bodies. You can easily limit your course to covering only particle motion. The text discusses in detail the three fundamental methods of problem solution: force-mass-acceleration, work-energy, and impulse-momentum. The authors also cover the use of numerical methods to solve dynamics problems. These clearly identified sections let you use as many numerical methods as desired. A useful Student Study Guide further clarifies concepts while a wealth of instructor resources save you time.

Andrew Pytel, The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Andrew Pytel received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, his M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, and his Ph.D in Engineering Mechanics from The Pennsylvania State University. In addition to his career at Penn State University, Dr. Pytel served as an Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and as an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in Boston. He became a full Professor at The Penn State University in 1984 and a Professor Emeritus in 1995. Throughout his career, Dr. Pytel has taught numerous courses and received many honors and awards. He has participated extensively with the American Society for Engineering Education and was named a Fellow of the ASEE in 2008.

Jaan Kiusalaas, The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Jaan Kiusalaas is Professor Emeritus, Engineering Science and Mechanics from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Kiusalaas received his Honors BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia, his M.S. in Civil Engineering and his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Northwestern University. Dr. Kiusalaas has been a professor at The Pennsylvania State University since 1963. He is also a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Centre. Dr. Kiusalaas' teaching experience includes addressing topics as Numerical Methods (including finite element and boundary element methods) and Engineering Mechanics, ranging from introductory courses (statics and dynamics) to graduate level courses.
  • ONE-THIRD OF ALL HOMEWORK PROBLEMS ARE NEW OR REVISED. To ensure your students practice using the latest trends and developments in engineering mechanics, approximately 30% of this edition's homework problems are new or updated.
  • EXPANDED AND REVISED SAMPLE PROBLEMS HELP STUDENTS REFINE THEIR SKILLS. The authors have rewritten or expanded the sample problems throughout this edition to help students master key problem-solving techniques.
  • MODIFIED TERMINOLOGY CLARIFIES CONCEPTS FOR STUDENTS. The authors have revised terminology throughout this edition to ensure that all meanings and explanations are relevant to students.
  • EQUILIBRIUM ANALYSIS OF PROBLEMS IS UNIQUELY TAUGHT USING THREE STEPS. Students first learn how to draw free-body diagrams, then learn how to analyze problems using free-body diagrams, and, finally, learn how to perform complete problem analyses by combining the previous two steps. This three-step technique helps you identify precisely which step or steps of the problem-solution may be giving each student difficulty.
  • UNIQUE TECHNIQUE TEACHES STUDENTS THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING THE SOLUTION TO EQUILIBRIUM EQUATIONS BEFORE STARTING. When applicable, the solutions for sample problems begin by comparing the number of unknowns with the number of independent equilibrium equations. This technique helps students recognize the importance of knowing that the equilibrium equations will yield a solution before a single equilibrium equation is written.
  • REVIEW PROBLEMS HELP STUDENTS SYNTHESIZE KEY TOPICS. These invaluable Review Problems appear at the end of each chapter to assist students in revisiting and mastering the concepts covered in the chapter.
  • SAMPLE PROBLEMS ARE SOLVED USING BOTH SCALAR AND VECTOR NOTATIONS. These sample problems allow students to increase their problem-solving skills.
  • COMPUTER METHODS USING MATLAB® ARE SEAMLESSLY INTEGRATED INTO THIS EDITION. The authors keep the emphasis on computer applications, rather than programming. However, the textbook is written to give you the flexibility to easily cover all or none of the computer applications, as time permits.
Introduction to Dynamics.
Dynamics of a Particle: Rectangular Coordinates.
Dynamics of a Particle: Curvilinear Coordinates.
Work-Energy and Impulse-Momentum Principle for a Particle.
Dynamics of Particle Systems.
Planar Kinematics of Rigid Bodies.
Planar Kinetics of Rigid Bodies: Force-Mass-Acceleration Method.
Planar Kinetics of Rigid Bodies: Work-Energy and Impulse-Momentum Methods.
Rigid-Body Dynamics in Three Dimensions.

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