An Engineering Companion to the Mechanics of Materials: A Systems Approach

An Engineering Companion to the Mechanics of Materials: A Systems Approach

Christopher Jenkins and Sanjeev Khanna

In Stock Date: 
08/21/2015
Print Price: 
$49.95
Print ISBN: 
9781606506615
E-book Price: 
$29.95
E-book ISBN: 
9781606506622
Pages: 
180
Binding Type: 
Softcover

An Engineering Companion to Mechanics of Materials is the first volume in the Momentum Press collection The Modern Engineering Companions: A Systems Approach. In this book, the authors apply the intuitive “systems approach” to learning, the advantages of which are several. The student first gets a broad overview of the entire subject rather than the narrow piecemeal vision afforded by the traditional “component approach” common to most engineering texts. Mechanics of Materials comes with additional features to improve student learning, including Common Confusing Concepts (C3) noted and clarified, indication of key concepts, side bar discussions, worked examples, and exercises for developing engineering intuition. The Companions are intended as a supplementary resource to help both undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students better learn and understand engineering concepts.

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Christopher Jenkins

Christopher Jenkins

Chris Jenkins, PhD, PE, is a professor of mechanical & industrial engineering at Montana State University. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of compliant structures, gossamer spacecraft, and bio-inspired engineering. He has co-authored over 190 technical publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and three textbooks, including Bio-Inspired Engineering (Momentum Press). Dr. Jenkins has edited several research monographs and he is an associate fellow of AIAA.

Sanjeev Khanna

Sanjeev Khanna

Sanjeev Khanna, PhD, is a professor of mechanical & aerospace engineering at the University of Missouri – Columbia. His teaching interests include introducing problem based learning method and writing in the engineering curriculum, and incorporating energy efficiency in mechanical engineering program. He conducts research in the areas of characterization and failure of monolithic materials, composite materials, and welded joints. Khanna is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers