© 2006

Don’t Panic with Mechanics!

Fun and success in the “loser discipline” of engineering studies!

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About this book


The ultimate companion in the classical horror discipline of engineering science! Contents of the book are the basics of mechanics as treated in engineering and physical sciences: Statics, Elastostatics, Kinematics & Kinetics in unconventional, humorous presentation with many cartoons, funny explanations and a chapter containing several exercises with detailed solutions.


basics cartoons elastostatics electrical engineering examples excersises kinematics kinetics mechanics statics

About the authors

Dr. Nikolaus Hinrichs and Dr. Oliver Romberg received their Ph.D.'s in mechanical engineering from the University of Hannover. Besides research activities in this special area they were teaching Mechanics over a period of more than 10 years. They are quite aware of the problems when Mechanics and Students meet. Today Dr. Hinrichs is European Patent and Trademark Attorney, Göttingen. Dr. Romberg works as project manager in space technology, Bremen.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Don’t Panic with Mechanics!
  • Book Subtitle Fun and success in the “loser discipline” of engineering studies!
  • Authors Oliver Romberg
    Nikolaus Hinrichs
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  • Copyright Information Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlag ∣ GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2006
  • Publisher Name Vieweg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-8348-0181-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-8348-9115-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 343
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
    Physics, general
    Mechanical Engineering
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"Auf Englisch, mit viel Witz und so mancher auflockernder Zeichnung beweisen die Autoren, dass die Grundlagen der Statik, Elastostatik und Kinetik ganz und gar nicht so trocken sind, wie wir immer dachten."
engine, 02/2006