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Now available in English - the best selling German textbook Statics is the first volume of a three-volume textbook on Engineering Mechanics. It is the intention of the authors to present to engineering students the basic concepts and principles of mechanics in the clearest and simplest form possible. An important objective of this book is to develop problem solving skills in a systematic manner. The straightforward and flexible approach of the text to the theory of mechanics makes it accessible to students from different disciplines and allows for different educational backgrounds. Another aim of this book is to provide engineering students as well as practising engineers with a solid foundation to help them bridge the gaps between undergraduate studies, advanced courses on mechanics and practical engineering problems. Strong evidence that all these objectives have been achieved is the success of the original German version of this textbook series. It is the bestselling textbook for more than two decades and its 10th edition has just been published. The book contains numerous examples, along with their complete solutions. Emphasis is placed upon student participation in problem solving. The contents of the book correspond to the topics normally covered in courses on basic engineering mechanics at universities and colleges.
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Nimal Rajapakse is a Sri Lankan born academic who lives in Canada. A Professor of Engineering, he is currently the Vice-President (Research and International) of Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
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