The new fourth edition retains the original
purpose which has made this book such a large success through every one of its
previous editions: to effectively help its readers solve a wide array of
mathematical problems specifically related to mechanical work. Aside from its
unique compilation of mathematical problems, this book is renowned for its
ability to duplicate, as far as possible, personal instruction. Its usefulness
as a self-learning guide for the mathematics of mechanical problems is
The entire text has been carefully reviewed
and edited where necessary for greater clarity and accuracy. Includes new
problem materials. At the request of many users, it now includes trigonometric
and common logarithm tables.
Introduction. Basic Mathematical Principles.
Right-and Oblique-angled Triangle Problems. Problems Relating to Tapers and
Angles. Problems Involving Arcs, Circles and Vees. Use of Approximate
Formulas. Problems in Mechanics and Strength of Materials. Gear Ratio
Problems. Methods and Formulas for Special Conditions. Miscellaneous Problems
and Refresher Questions. Mathematical Tables. Index.