The second edition of this book, which comes twelve years after the release of the first, mainly targets engineering technology and non-engineering university students with no calculus requirements, as the author states. However, the book may also serve as a reference for courses in materials and materials testing as well as machine and structural design. Two new chapters have been included in this edition: Concurrent Forces in Space (under the Statics branch) and Bolted, Riveted, and Welded Structural Connections (under the Strength of Materials branch). In addition to many changes and improvements throughout all the chapters of the book, this edition contains three new sections: Power Transmission, Flange Couplings (under the chapter named Shear Stresses and Strains; Torsion), and Design of Beams for Strength (under the chapter named Bending and Shearing Stresses in Beams). However, the new chapter Concurrent Forces in Space seems to be very short (it may be described as the five-example and fourteen-problem chapter) and needs to be critically examined.
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