A Textbook Of Engineering Mechanics by R. S. Khurmi provides a holistic approach for students who are studying Engineering Mechanics.
Summary Of The Book
A Textbook Of Engineering Mechanics is a reference book based on physics and deals with the concepts of Applied Mechanics and its application in engineering.
The field of applied mechanics is a major part of the mechanical engineering course’s curriculum. A strong grasp of the theoretical subject background is necessary for students to apply the concepts in practical situations. In A Textbook Of Engineering Mechanics, R. S. Khurmi presents a comprehensive guidebook helping students understand the fundamentals of applied mechanics with reference to the engineering syllabus.
The subject of applied mechanics is vast, and can be divided broadly into statics, dynamics, strength of materials, deformation mechanics, and fluid mechanics.
A Textbook Of Engineering Mechanics covers topics such as composition of forces and its applications, friction, linear motion, projectiles, collision, and hydrostatics. The book contains a large number of solved examples and practice exercises at the end of each chapter to speed up the process of learning.
The present version of the book has been thoroughly revised, and contains a lot of pictorial illustrations on the subject matter to aid in efficient and thorough understanding.
About R. S. Khurmi
Dr. R. S. Khurmi is the leading author of engineering textbooks in Asia, according to UNESCO‘s survey. He is also one of the founding members in the Executive Committee of the Afro Asia Book Council, and has conducted Author Development Workshops all over the world.
Apart from this book, his other books include A Textbook of Workshop Technology: Manufacturing Processes and A Textbook Of Refrigeration And Airconditioning.
Khurmi‘s books are characterized by a very clear and lucid style of writing so that the reader can grasp the subject matter quickly. His books also contain pictures and illustrations to help the reader understand the concepts clearly.
Dr. R. S. Khurmi was born on the 29th of August, 1939, in Sunam, Punjab. He completed his schooling in Sunam and his professional studies from Phagwara and Delhi. His son, who is an engineering graduate and also holds a postgraduate degree in management, assists him in writing and revising his books.
Table of Contents
- Composition and Resolution of Forces
- Moments and their Applications
- Parallel Forces and Couples
- Equilibrium of Forces
- Centre of Gravity
- Moment of Inertia
- Principles of Friction
- Applications of Friction
- Principles of Lifting Machines
- Simple Lifting Machines
- Support Reactions
- Analysis of Perfect Frames (Analytical Method)
- Analysis of Perfect Frames (Graphical Method)
- Equilibrium of Strings
- Virtual Work
- Linear Motion
- Motion under Variable Acceleration
- Relative Velocity
- Motion of Rotation
- Combined Motion of Rotation and Translation
- Simple Harmonic Motion
- Laws of Motion
- Motion of Connected Bodies
- Helical Springs and Pendulums
- Collision of Elastic Bodies
- Motion Along a Circular Path
- Balancing of Rotating Masses
- Work, Power and Energy
- Kinetics of Motion of Rotation
- Motion of Vehicles
- Transmission of Power by Belts and Ropes
- Transmission of Power by Gear Trains
- Equilibrium of Floating Bodies