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!
many good texts that can help you with the statics portion of the course: some
``Engineering Mechanics: Statics," R.C. Hibbeler, Prentice Hall,
``Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics," F.P. Beer and
E.R. Johnston, McGraw-Hill, 1996.
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.
- More general introductory
engineering texts include
``Engineering Fundamentals," Saeed Moaveni, Brooks Cole, 2003
``Foundations of engineering," Mark T Holtzapple and W. Dan Reece, McGraw
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,
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.