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Recommend a dynamics book

  1. Feb 23, 2006 #1
    hi folks,I need ur recommendations on a good dynamics book or books.
    thanks for replies
     
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  3. Feb 23, 2006 #2
    I used Vector Mechanics - Dynamics by BEER. It's a decent book with good number of example problems and tons of exercise problems to choose from.

    Hibbeller also has good books on Dynamics.

    Try to buy an old edition and you will save a lot. The material is same.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2006 #3
    thanks for your contribution.
    I'm currently using beer johnson 7th edition, I don't know, but for some reason I've found this book hard to read. It as if the author never get to the point.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2006 #4

    FredGarvin

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    FWIW, I used R.C. Hibbeler's static and dynamics. I think it was 3rd or 4th edition. I liked it because it had a lot of good pictures.
     
  6. Feb 26, 2006 #5
    we hate Hibbeler at SIUE.. his mechanics book was pretty decent.. so was statics.. but the book for Dynamics needs more explanation, and more worked examples.... because that class isnt as intuitive as some of the other stationary physics in mechanics/statics books for the wrote.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2006 #6

    Aki

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    The Hibbeler's book is awesome. There are so many examples in there, and a tons of problems. You can pretty much learn the whole course by just looking at the examples.
     
  8. Feb 27, 2006 #7
    except that most of the examples are fairly simple compared to the problems in the dynamics book...
     
  9. Feb 27, 2006 #8

    FredGarvin

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    You know, now that you mention it, I think I felt the same way when I was in school when it came to the dynamics. I can always use more pictures though. That seems to be my number one gripe with any text.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2006 #9
    I agree that Hibbeler was rather skimpy on the examples and that the level of difficulty was a rather big jump from example to homework at the end of the section. However, it is still a good book, but it requires that you have a STRONG foundation in statics, VERY strong.
     
  11. Feb 28, 2006 #10
    problem was is.. i went from a poor physics and statics background to a demanding dynamics class.. because i had a statics professor that just did problems with no explanation.. and my physics professor for 2 semesters was a new guy and couldnt explani anything to us.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2006 #11

    Aki

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    Does anyone have the solution manuals to the Hibbeler textbook?
     
  13. Apr 12, 2006 #12
    The solutions manual is available via ebay.
     
  14. Apr 16, 2006 #13

    Pyrrhus

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    i used Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics by Andrew Pytel and Jaan Kiusalaas, i thought it was ok, but it's going to be hell if you don't have a good vector calculus foundation.
     
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