The new book continues Goodno’s long collaboration with James Gere. The pair wrote a popular and widely used textbook on mechanics of materials that extended into nine editions. Their new collaboration combines statics and mechanics of materials into a single, integrated teaching tool.
“The new text presents a coordinated approach to both foundation courses in mechanics,” said Goodno, a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. “Many universities are moving to a common hybrid text for both courses.”
Goodno said Statics and Mechanics of Materials uses a new approach for the example and practice problems throughout each chapter, a “four-step solution process so that the students gain a more in-depth understanding of the problem-solving process in mechanics.”
The book’s publisher, Cengage, also has integrated the textbook into a digital platform that allows instructors to customize the e-book version for their students, hiding, rearranging or adding their own content.
An international version of the textbook will be available in January.