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Engineering Mechanics

  1. Mar 10, 2004 #1
    I am currently learning engineering mechanics and on the subject elementary of statics. I am very confused about what a moment is...
    i need a recommendation of a good website that can teach me these stuffs.

    Thank you!
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  3. Mar 10, 2004 #2


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    A moment is essentially a vector description of a torque.

    THIS might be jumping ahead a little, but here is a description of what's going on with a cantilevered beam.

    HERE is another:

    Essentially, you have two force components: shear and bending moment.
  4. Mar 26, 2004 #3

    Take a look on a book entitled "Vector Mechanics for Engineers", authors Beer & Johnston. This book is very educative. You will not regret at.
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