Book Description: KEY BENEFFIT: Mechanics of Materials presents the foundations and applications of mechanics of materials by emphasizing the importance of visual analysis of topicsâ€”especially through the use of free body diagrams. The book also promotes a problem-solving approach to solving examples through its strategy, solution, and discussion format in examples. Provides a problem-solving approach. Emphasizes visual analysis of topics in all examples. Includes motivating applications throughout the book. Ideal for readers wanting to learn more about mechanical, civil, aerospace, engineering mechanics, and/or general engineering.