Statics Hardcover – 12 January 2012
About the Author
R.C. Hibbeler graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana with a BS in Civil Engineering (major in Structures) and an MS in Nuclear Engineering. He obtained his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University.
Hibbeler’s professional experience includes postdoctoral work in reactor safety and analysis at Argonne National Laboratory, and structural and stress analysis work at Chicago Bridge and Iron, as well as Sargent and Lundy in Chicago. He has practiced engineering in Ohio, New York, and Louisiana.
Hibbeler currently teaches both civil and mechanical engineering courses at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. In the past he has taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana, Youngstown State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Union College.
- Publisher : Pearson; 13th edition (12 January 2012)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 672 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0132915545
- ISBN-13 : 978-0132915540
- Dimensions : 20.83 x 2.79 x 23.62 cm
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There are a bunch of practice problems in the book to help you practice the concepts, but honestly I felt like the book relied on the problems to teach you successfully, rather than having the problems as a bonus to the teaching of concepts. Additionally, the problems are organized into two different categories, and then arranged so that they happen right after the explanation of a concept, rather than all together at the end of the chapter. I felt like this detracted from the learning experience and also made finding problems a mess of flipping through the book.
Overall, I felt like the explanations of concepts in this book did not justify its cost. I wouldn't recommend it.
• Has A LOT of examples. They are very detailed and they explain everything thoroughly.
• Is not too “wordy”. Meaning that it will not confuse you, it is very straight forward.
• Objectives are clear
• Contains a very concise summary at the end
• Contain step-by-step procedures for solving general problems
• Pictures and diagrams clearly drawn, labeled, and captioned. They are also very practical, perhaps the most practical I’ve seen.
• The book lacks some theory, or it is overlooked because of the amount of examples.
Overall, I think it is a great book and I would definitely recommend this to professors who plan on teaching statics or are even interested it just learning the topic,