For core introductory statics courses found in mechanical, civil, aeronautical, or engineering mechanics departments. While teaching the basic principles of mechanics in an example-driven format, this innovative text takes a critical thinking approach to help introductory students learn to think like engineers. Compelling photorealistic art and a robust photograph program prompt students to visualize and think critically about engineering situations while Optional Design Examples and Computational Examples expose students to important ABET topics. This text is supported by the brand new OneKey course management system that enables instructors to post solutions, manage homework, and offer students test/quiz preparation and more via a free class Web site. Fully adapted to use SI units throughout PhotoRealistic Art Program - Over 400 illustrations have been especially rendered to offer photographic - almost 3D - quality. - Helps students connect visually to engineering situations. Emphasis on Critical Thinking - Every example features a critical-thinking approach to problem solving. STRATEGY sections help students learn to solve problems, and CRITICAL THINKING sections help student think about what they have learned. - Encourages students to start thinking like engineers. Triple Accuracy Checking - Every page of the book and solutions manual has been reviewed by three checkers to guarantee accuracy. 45% New or Revised Homework Problems. Design Examples and Design Experiences - These optional, unique, end-of-chapter examples include sections focusing on engineering design. - Provides projects instructors can use in class to introduce the basics of engineering design. Computational Support - Includes unique Computational Examples and problems for instructors interested in introducing or integrating a computational tool in their course. Provides free mechanics tutorials on Matlab and Mathcad via the OneKey web site.