In this text, the study of mechanics of materials is based on the understanding of a few basic concepts and the use of simplified models. This approach allows all necessary formulas to be developed in a rational and logical manner, and to clearly state the conditions under which they can be safely applied to the analysis and design of actual engineering structures and mechanical components.
About the Book
Beer and Johnston’s Mechanics of Materials is an unwavering leader in the teaching of solid mechanics. Used by thousands of students worldwide since its publication in 1981, Mechanics of Materials helps students understand and apply the theory and accurately presents the subject matter illustrated with numerous relevant engineering examples.
This tried and tested material gives students the best opportunity to succeed in this course. From the detailed examples to the homework problems to the carefully crafted solutions manual, you and your students can be confident that the material is clearly explained and accurately presented.
If you want the best book for your students, we recommend Beer, Johnston’s Mechanics of Materials, 6th edition.