Book Description: Focusing on the conceptual understanding of mechanics, this exciting new text addresses developments in the methods of analyzing mechanics problems. It fully incorporates the highly sophisticated computational software packages currently available to students. The text provides transition material to higher level courses, as well as a wealth of problems to foster understanding. All sample problems and the use of computational software (Mathcad, MATLAB, Mathematica and Maple) are presented in four separate manuals (one for each software program). Each manual explains how to use the software package to solve the example problems in the book.