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Good mechanical textbook?

  1. Apr 9, 2007 #1

    could anyone recommend a good mechanical textbook, i was after something intermediate but that defines the functions / equations it gives rather then just stating them.

  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 9, 2007 #2
    Hi dave, do u mean a mechanical engineering text? a mechanics text? or a mechanical device book? mechanical engineering is a big field, you need to be more specific before anyone can give you a meaningful reply.
  4. Apr 9, 2007 #3
    hi, i mean statics and dynamics!
  5. Apr 9, 2007 #4

    In 1st and 2nd class Power Engineering we use the Reeds Marine Engineering series. A P.Eng might consider it more elementary than intermediate, but it does explain derivations for the equations. It will cover sections 1 through 8 in this link: http://www.epic-edu.com/epic/OE/1st/1A1.htm
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