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Backyard Ballistics: Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices

by William Gurstelle

This bestselling DIY handbook now features new and expanded projects, enabling ordinary folks to construct 16 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware...


Mechanical Vibration and Shock Analysis, Specification Development

by Christian Lalanne

Everything engineers need to know about mechanical vibration and shock...in one authoritative reference work!

This fully updated and revised 3rd edition addresses the entire field of mechanical vibration and...


Mechanical Vibration Analysis and Computation

by D. E. Newland

Focusing on applications rather than proofs, this volume is suitable for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, serving as a handbook for performing vibration calculations. Answers to selected problems....


An Elementary Treatise on Theoretical Mechanics

by Sir James H. Jeans

This concise introduction to mechanics by a renowned scientist emphasizes fundamental physical principles rather than mathematics or applications. Hundreds of fully worked examples and exercises illuminate the...


Basic Machines and How They Work

by Naval Education

Only elementary math skills are needed to follow this manual, which covers many machines and their components, including hydrostatics and hydraulics, internal combustion engines, trains, and more. 204 black-and-white...


Mechanical Appliances, Mechanical Movements and Novelties of Construction

by Gardner D. Hiscox

This engrossing visual narrative profiles hundreds of mechanical devices. Nearly 1,000 detailed illustrations — including steam-powered appliances, spring-powered devices, and other machinery — are accompanied...


507 Mechanical Movements: Mechanisms and Devices

by Henry T. Brown

This 1868 collection features simplified illustrations of the mechanisms used in hydraulics, steam engines, pneumatics, presses, horologes, and other machines. Captioned drawings depict the movements of each...


A History of Mechanical Inventions: Revised Edition

by Abbott Payson Usher

Updated classic explores importance of technological innovation in cultural and economic history of the West. Water wheels, clocks, printing, machine tools, more. "Without peer." — American Scientist.


Mechanics of Composite Materials

by Richard M. Christensen

Graduate-level text assembles and interprets contributions to field of composite materials for a comprehensive account of mechanical behavior of heterogeneous media. Subjects include macroscopic stiffness properties...


Guide to Food Safety and Quality During Transportation: Controls, Standards and Practices

by John M. Ryan

Guide to Food Safety and Quality During Transportation provides a sound foundation for the improvement of the transportation sector responsible for the movement of food. While food safety agencies have been...


Head First Physics: A learner's companion to mechanics and practical physics (AP Physics B - Advanced Placement)

by Heather Lang

Wouldn't it be great if there were a physics book that showed you how things work instead of telling you how? Finally, with Head First Physics, there is. This comprehensive book takes the stress out of learning...


Fatigue Testing and  Analysis: Theory and Practice

by Jwo Pan, Richard Hathaway & Yung-Li Lee

Fatigue Testing and Analysis: Theory and Practice presents the latest, proven techniques for fatigue data acquisition, data analysis, and test planning and practice. More specifically, it covers the most comprehensive...


Principles of Composite Material Mechanics, Fourth Edition

by Ronald F. Gibson

Principles of Composite Material Mechanics covers a unique blend of classical and contemporary mechanics of composites technologies. It presents analytical approaches ranging from the elementary mechanics of...


Multiphysics and Multiscale Modeling: Techniques and Applications

by Young W. Kwon

Written to appeal to a wide field of engineers and scientists who work on multiscale and multiphysics analysis, Multiphysics and Multiscale Modeling: Techniques and Applications is dedicated to the many computational...


Motions of Celestial Bodies: Computer simulations

Magnificent Principia: Exploring Isaac Newton's Masterpiece

by Colin Pask

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg has written that "all that has happened since 1687 is a gloss on the Principia." Now you too can appreciate the significance of this stellar work, regarded by many as the greatest...


Quest For Speed - Simple Guides

by Peter Gosling

Man’s quest for speed is driven by two ambitions. One is the competitive urge to excel — to go as fast as possible by any available means, and preferably to go faster than anybody else. The other, more practical,...


Finite Element Simulations Using ANSYS, Second Edition

by Esam M. Alawadhi

Uses a Step-By-Step Technique Directed with Guided Problems and Relevant Screen Shots

Simulation use is on the rise, and more practicing professionals are depending on the reliability of software to help them...


Continuum Mechanics: The Birthplace of Mathematical Models

by Myron B. Allen

Presents a self-contained introduction to continuum mechanics that illustrates how many of the important partial differential equations of applied mathematics arise from continuum modeling principles

Written...


Simulation of Dynamic Systems with MATLAB and Simulink, Second Edition

by Harold Klee & Randal Allen

"... a seminal text covering the simulation design and analysis of a broad variety of systems using two of the most modern software packages available today. ... particularly adept [at] enabling students new...