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The textbook for the course is:

Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 5th edition
by
A.
Bedford and R. Fowler. Prentice Hall.

You can alternatively purchase this text in the dual statics/dynamics version. You will use the dyanmics section if you take ENGN0040!

 

There are many good texts that can help you with the statics portion of the course: some examples are

``Engineering Mechanics: Statics," R.C. Hibbeler,  Prentice Hall, 2000.  

``Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics,"  F.P. Beer and E.R. Johnston, McGraw-Hill, 1996.

but almost any text called Statics will do.  If you're looking for a cheap book, you could try


``Engineering Mechanics - Statics and Dynamics" Nelson, Best McLean, Schaum's Outlines McGraw Hill 1997.

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More general introductory engineering texts include

``Engineering Fundamentals," Saeed Moaveni, Brooks Cole, 2003

``Foundations of engineering," Mark T Holtzapple and W. Dan Reece, McGraw Hill, 2003

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The following texts cover engineering design in more detail

``Engineering Design - A Project-Based Introduction," Clive L Dym and Patrick Little, Wiley, 2000

``Tools and Tactics of Engineering Design" Peter G Dominick, John T. Demel, William M. Lawbaugh, Richard J. Freuler, Gary L. Kinzel, Eli Fromm, Wiley, 2000.

 

If you are interested in learning more about optimization, you could try the following text (it is excellent, but a bit advanced)

``Introduction to Operations Research" Frederick S. Hillier and Gerald J. Lieberman, McGraw-Hill, 2004.