Mechanics of Materials 9th Edition by R. C. Hibbeler
ISBN 13: 9780133254426
ISBN 10: 0133254429
New to This Edition
• Preliminary Problems. This feature can be found throughout the
text, and is given just before the Fundamental Problems. The intent
here is to test the student’s conceptual understanding of the theory.
Normally the solutions require little or no calculation, and as such, these
problems provide a basic understanding of the concepts before they are
applied numerically. All the solutions are given in the back of the text.
• Updated Examples. Some portions of the text have been
rewritten in order to enhance clarity and be more succinct. In this
regard, some new examples have been added and others have been
modified to provide more emphasis on the application of important
concepts. Included is application of the LRFD method of design, and
use of A992 steel for structural applications. Also, the artwork has
been improved throughout the book to support these changes.
• New Photos. The relevance of knowing the subject matter is
reflected by the real-world applications depicted in over 30 new or
updated photos placed throughout the book. These photos generally
are used to explain how the relevant principles apply to real-world
situations and how materials behave under load.
• Additional Fundamental Problems. These problem sets are
located just after each group of example problems. In this edition they
have been expanded. They offer students simple applications of the
concepts covered in each section and, therefore, provide them with the
chance to develop their problem-solving skills before attempting to
solve any of the standard problems that follow. The fundamental
problems may be considered as extended examples, since the key
equations and answers are all listed in the back of the book.
Additionally, when assigned, these problems offer students an excellent
means of preparing for exams, and they can be used at a later time as