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Introducing Mechanics (Jefferson & Beadsworth),
This review is from: Introducing Mechanics (Paperback)
Excellent introductory text, combining the 'modern' vectorial, modelling approach with many (well selected) worked examples. There are very useful, downloadable, spreadsheets to support practical work and take some modelling assumptions to their logical conclusions. Most refreshingly, no particular board's syllabus is followed and, as a result, the subject is developed with an intuitively accesible order.
Taken together with its companion 'Further Mechanics' it offers a 'grown up' narrative approach to a subject which is, all to often, taught as though it were a branch of Chinese cookery