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Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics
E i gh t h E d i t i on
•For the equilibrium of structures made of severalconnected parts, the
as well the
are considered.•In the interaction between connected parts, Newton’s 3
Law states that the
forces of action and reaction
between bodies in contact have the same magnitude,same line of action, and opposite sense.•Three categories of engineering structures are considered:
: contain at least one one multi-forcemember, i.e., member acted upon by 3 or moreforces.
: formed from
, i.e.,straight members with end point connections
: structures containing moving partsdesigned to transmit and modify forces.