Research in Engineering and Aviation
June 15, 2009
Author(s): Condoor, S.
Engineering Statics. 3rd ed. [S.l.]: Schroff Development, 2009. ISBN: 978-1585035304
Engineering Statics is a fundamentals textbook which serves as the building blocks for future courses in engineering, in particular mechanics of solids. Engineering Statics explains the material in a clear fashion and applies the material to everyday use giving engineering students a strong foundation to build from and a better retention of knowledge. The author has used his many years of experience teaching and his own research in this area to develop this textbook. Engineering Statics is distinct in that it resolves the areas that some of the most popular Statics textbooks fail. These areas include: a lack of or overemphasis on the role of vectors in analyzing structures, a lack of physical feel due to an emphasis on structural problems, and a lack of systematic approach for analyzing statically indeterminate structures. It was with the author’s insight into these shortcomings and an understanding of various teaching instruments that this book was created.