Title: Statics and Mechanics of Materials
Author: Beer and Johnston
The main objective of a basic mechanics course should be to develop in the engineering student the ability to analyze a given problem in a simple and logical manner and to apply to its solution a few fundamental and well-understood principles.
This text is designed for the first course in mechanics of materials or strength of materials offered to engineering students in the sophomore or junior year.
The authors hope that it will help instructors achieve this goal in that particular course in the same way that their other texts may have helped them in statics and dynamics.