For introductory statics courses found in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aeronautical engineering, and engineering mechanics departments. This best-selling text offers a concise and thorough presentation of engineering mechanics theory and application. The material is reinforced with numerous examples to illustrate principles and imaginative, well-illustrated problems of varying degrees of difficulty. The text is committed to developing students' problem-solving skills and includes pedagogical features that have made Hibbeler synonymous with excellence in the field. The Tenth edition features new "Photorealistic" figures. Approximately 400 key figures have been rendered in often 3D photo quality detail to appeal to visual learners. Professor supplements include an improved IRCD with 600+ Statics and Dynamics PowerPoint lecture slides, additional PowerPoint slides of every example and figure, tutorial animations, and pdf files of solutions and figures. The new edition also features PHGradeAssist - Prentice Hall's on-line algorithmic homework system. Preview new features at mechanics site -www.prenhall.com/mechanics. PhotoRealistic Art -400+ often 3D figures rendered with photographic quality (200 Statics, 200 Dynamics). General art also includes time-elapsed illustrations to more effectively simulate motion. o Shows figures that are designed to appeal to today's visual learners. Photos -Added in the margins to more explicitly show the connection between physical situations and their mathematical abstractions. Most photographs were taken by the author, and include appropriate vectors and notation illustrating a mechanics concept. Problem Solving -Procedures for Analysis sections provide students with a logical and orderly method for applying theory and building problem solving skills. Text also includes discussion and a Procedure for Problem-Solving in section 12.6. Numerous, well-chosen examples -Designed to help students who "learn by example." Examples illustrate the application of fundamental theory to practical engineering problems and reflect problem solving strategies discussed in associated Procedures for Analysis. Hibbeler's text has the most examples of any text on the market. PHGradeAssist -Prentice Hall's on-line algorithmic homework system available at www.prenhall.com/hibbeler. Professors use this system to assign on-line homework keyed to the text. Students receive algorithmically generated versions of each problem that they work, answer, and are graded by PHGA. Results are recorded in the Professors gradebook. PHGA does let student print their homework assignments for work off line-when students return to PHGA they can retrieve and answer these questions. Access codes printed in Student Study Packs. Instructor Access Cards available for sample. Computer Support -Optional MATLAB and MathCAD worksheets online at Hibbeler website. Most chapters also feature specific computational problems in the problem sets, and Appendix B provides a primer on Numerical and Computational Analysis in Mechanics. Tutorial Animations available on-line and on the IRCD. Improved Student Study Pack, available for purchase, contains chapter-by-chapter study materials, a Free Body Diagram Workbook, and Drill Website containing practice problems with full solutions. o Student Study Materials-new chapter-by-chapter review including key points, equations, and check up questions. o Free Body Diagram Workbook-75 page workbooks that step students through numerous free body diagram problems. Full explanations and solutions are provided. o www.prenhall.com/hibbeler is a protected website that provides over 1000 statics/dynamics problems with solutions. Solutions contain both math and associated free body diagrams. Students can use these for practice before quizzes and tests, as well as self-drill. Site also contains Matlab and Mathcad mechanics tutorials keyed to the text, and mechanics AVIs and simulations. Access Code for the site is printed on the inside cover of the Study Pack workbook. This code also provides student access to PHGA. Improved IRCD -600+ PowerPoint lecture slides, additional PowerPoint slides of every example and figure, tutorial animations, and pdf files of solutions and figures. Solutions manual continues to provide complete solutions supported by problem statements and problem figures. Design oriented problems-Integrated throughout. Fundamentals of engineering problems -Integrated throughout. o Helps students prepare for the PE exam. Wealth of diverse, well-illustrated problem sets that are innovatively organized -Features a large variety of problem types from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, varying levels of difficulty, and problems that involve solution by computer. The drawing of free-body diagrams -Emphasized throughout the text.