These companion volumes are designed to cover a university engineering course in mechanics, but they will have a welcome extending outside university circles. The needs of the engineer have been kept in mind throughout, with the result that important subjects such as frameworks, and especially space frames, in statics, and vibrations in dynamics, receive especially full treatment. The examples, too, of which there are more than three hundred in each volume, have been carefully chosen, not only to illustrate the theory, but also to have a practical interest. Students often find that their greatest difficulty in solving problems lies in marshalling the known facts in a mathematical form suitable for solution; and in the many worked examples the authors have taken great care to explain this process. The worked examples have also been used to introduce subjects which are later fully developed in the text, or which are not of sufficient importance to justify special treatment.
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