Mechanical Engineering Principles
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Mechanical Engineering Principles 3rd Edition aims to
broaden the reader’s knowledge of the basic principles
that are fundamental to mechanical engineering design
and the operation of mechanical systems.
Modern engineering systems and products still rely
upon static and dynamic principles to make them work.
Even systems that appear to be entirely electronic have a
physical presence governed by the principles of statics.
In this third edition of Mechanical Engineering
Principles, a further chapter has been added on
revisionary mathematics; it is not possible to progress in
engineering studies without a reasonable knowledge of
mathematics, a fact that soon becomes obvious to both
students and teachers alike. It is therefore hoped that this
further chapter on mathematics revision will be helpful
and make engineering studies more comprehensible.
Minor modifications, some further worked problems,
a glossary of terms and famous engineers’ biographies
have all been added to the text.
More has been added to the website for this new edition –
such as full solutions being made available to both stu-
dents and staff, and much more besides – see page x.
For clarity, the text is divided into four sections, these
Part 1 Revision of Mathematics
Part 2 Statics and Strength of Materials
Part 3 Dynamics
Part 4 Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics