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Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics
E i gh t h E d i t i on
•Preceding chapters dealt with:a) determining external forces acting on a structure and b)determining forces which hold together the various membersof a structure.•The current chapter is concerned with determining the
(i.e., tension/compression, shear, and bending) which holdtogether the various parts of a given member.•Focus is on two important types of engineering structures:
- usually long, straight, prismatic members designedto support loads applied at various points along the member.
- flexible members capable of withstanding onlytension, designed to support concentrated or distributedloads.