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Best Statics Textbook?

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Please help! I'm having trouble in Statics, and my textbook isn't helping. I've got Vector Mechanics for Engineers by Beer and Johnson. I've heard it's supposed to be a good text, but am finding it inscrutable for some reason. Any recommendations?


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All of my mechanical engineering friends in college used that book (certainly an earlier edition) many years ago .... I am not a mechanical engineer, but I happened to have run across this free online textbook awhile ago:


Not sure if it helps, but at least the price is right.


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