Engineering Mechanics is one of the fundamental branches of science that is important in the education of professional engineers of any major. Most of the basic engineering courses, such as mechanics of materials, fluid and gas mechanics, machine design, mechatronics, acoustics, vibrations, etc. are based on an Engineering Mechanics course. In order to absorb the materials of Engineering Mechanics, it is not enough to consume just theoretical laws and theorems-a student also must develop an ability to solve practical problems. Therefore, it is necessary to solve many problems independently. This book is a part of a four-book series designed to supplement the Engineering Mechanics courses in the principles required to solve practical engineering problems in the following branches of mechanics: Statics, Kinematics, Dynamics, and Advanced Kinetics. Each book contains 6-8 topics on its specific branch and each topic features 30 problems to be assigned as homework, tests, and/or midterm/final exams with the consent of the instructor. A solution of one similar sample problem from each topic is provided.
This third book in the series contains seven topics on Dynamics, the branch of mechanics that is concerned with the relation existing between the forces acting on the objects and the motion of these objects. This book targets undergraduate students at the sophomore/junior level majoring in science and engineering.
Dr. Sayavur I. Bakhtiyarov is a Professor at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Socorro, NM, U.S.) and a Fulbright Fellow. Dr. Bakhtiyarov obtained his Ph.D. from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1978, and in 1992 a D.Sc. from the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. His areas of expertise are: multiphase flows, nanotechnology, nonlinear fluid mechanics, tribology, rheology, and self-healing composites. Dr. Bakhtiyarov taught engineering courses over four decades in several countries (Azerbaijan, Russia, China, UK, Turkey, U.S.). Dr. Bakhtiyarov authored 350+ scientific publications in refereed scholarly journals, books, international conferences and symposia proceedings, and 14 patents. Dr. Bakhtiyarov was elected as a foreign member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and International Ecoenergy Academy. He served as a Program director of US DOE and NASA research projects, INSRP US DOD coordinator for NASA's Mars Science Lab mission. Dr. Bakhtiyarov is a lead organizer of the ASME annual symposia and forums, Editor in Chief of two international journals, Mechanics and Solids (IJM&S) and Manufacturing Science and Technology (IJMS&T), and an Editorial Board Member of i-manager's Journal on Engineering and Technology (IJET), Mathematics Applied in Science and Technology (MAST), International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER), International Journal of Dynamics of Fluids (IJDF), and Far-East Journal of Mathematics (FEJM).