7R7. Engineering Dynamics: A Primer. - OM O’Reilly (Dept of Mech Eng, UCB, 6137 Etcheverry Hall, Berkeley CA 94720-1740). Springer-Verlag, New York. 2001. 203 pp. Softcover. ISBN 0-387-95145-8. $29.95.
Reviewed by M Pascal (Lab de Modelisation en Mec, Univ Pierre et Marie Curie, Tour 66, 4 Place Jussieu, Paris, 75252 Cedex 05, France).
This book is a standard elementary book aimed at providing an initial background on dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. It is intended for undergraduate students taking an engineering dynamics course. The book is a rather small one (203 pages), divided into ten chapters, followed by two Appendices and a reference list. Each chapter is followed by a summary and several exercises. The book also includes several figures. The topics originate from a course taught by the author at the University of California at Berkeley.
The main part...