KEY BENEFFIT: Mechanics of Materials presents the foundations and applications of mechanics of materials by emphasizing the importance of visual analysis of topics—especially through the use of free body diagrams. The book also promotes a problem-solving approach to solving examples through its strategy, solution, and discussion format in examples. Provides a problem-solving approach. Emphasizes visual analysis of topics in all examples. Includes motivating applications throughout the book. Ideal for readers wanting to learn more about mechanical, civil, aerospace, engineering mechanics, and/or general engineering.