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Mechanics of Solids is an important course for all engineering students by which they develop analytical skill. In this course, laws of mechanics are applied to parts of bodies and skill is developed to get solution to engineering problems maintaining continuity of the parts.

The author has clearly explained theories involved and illustrated them by solving a number of engineering problems.

Neat diagrams are drawn and solutions are given without skipping any step. SI units and standard notations as suggested by Indian Standard Code are used throughout. The author has made this book to suit the latest syllabus of Gujarat Technical University.

Author hopes, the students and teachers of Gujarat Technical University will receive this book whole-heartedly as most of the earlier books of the author have been received by the students and teachers all over India.

The suggestions and corrections, if any, are most welcome. The author acknowledges the efforts of M/s. New Age International Publishers in bringing out this book in nice form. He also acknowledges the opportunity given by AICTE for associating him with B.U.B. Engineering College, Hubli..

The following are the terms basic to the study of mechanics, which should be understood clearly. Mass The quantity of the matter possessed by a body is called mass. The mass of a body will not change unless the body is damaged and part of it is physically separated. If the body is taken out in a space craft, the mass will not change but its weight may change due to the change in gravitational force.

The body may even become weightless when gravitational force vanishes but the mass remain the same. Time The time is the measure of succession of events. The successive event selected is the rotation of earth about its own axis and this is called a day. To have convenient units for various activities, a day is divided into 24 hours, an hour into 60 minutes and a minute into 60 seconds. Clocks are the instruments developed to measure time.

To overcome difficulties due to irregularities in the earths rotation, the unit of time is taken as second which is defined as the duration of 9192631770 period of radiation of the cesium-133 atom. Space The geometric region in which study of body is involved is called space. A point in the space may be referred with respect to a predetermined point by a set of linear and angular measurements. The reference point is called the origin and the set of measurements as coordinates. If the coordinates involved are only in mutually perpendicular directions, they are known as cartesian coordination.

If the coordinates involve angles as well as the distances, it is termed as Polar Coordinate System. Length It is a concept to measure linear distances. The diameter of a cylinder may be 300 mm, the height of a building may be 15 m, the distance between two cities may be 400 km. Actually metre is the unit of length. However depending upon the sizes involved micro, milli or kilo metre units are used for measurements. A metre is defined as length of the standard bar of platinum-iradium kept at the International Bureau of weights and measures. To overcome the difficulties of accessibility and reproduction now metre is defined as 1690763.73 wavelength of krypton-86 atom. Continuum A body consists of several matters. It is a well known fact that each particle can be subdivided into molecules, atoms and electrons. It is not possible to solve any engineering problem by treating a body as conglomeration of such discrete particles. The body is assumed to be a continuous distribution of matter. In other words the body is treated as continuum.