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  • An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering by Jonathan Wickert


Engineering Mechanics[]


  • Engineering Mechanics: Statics by Hibbeler
  • Engineering Mechanics: Statics by Meriam and Kraige (supplement)
  • Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics) by Hartog (Also covers basic dynamics)


  • Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics by Hibbeler
  • Engineering Dynamics: A Comprehensive Introduction by Kasdin and Paley
  • Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics by Williams Jr

Mechanics of Materials[]

  • Mechanics of Materials by Hibbeler
  • Mechanics of Materials by Gere and Goodno (or the older editions by Gere and Timoshenko)
  • Mechanics of Materials by Popov
  • Strength of Materials (Dover Books on Physics) by Den Hartog
  • Advanced Strength of Materials (Dover Civil and Mechanical Engineering) by Den Hartog
  • History of Strength of Materials by Timoshenko (Interesting read to go along with the above)

Material Science[]

  • Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering - Callister and Rethwisch (Crystallography)
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials - Dowling (Excellent resource on material failure)
  • The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don't Fall through the Floor - Gordon

Fluid Mechanics[]

  • Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications by Çengel and Cimbala
  • Fluid Mechanics by Kundu and Cohen


  • Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach by Çengel and Boles
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics by Moran, Shapiro, Boettner, and Bailey
  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics by Borgnakke and Sonntag
  • Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics by Herbert B Callen

Mechanical Design[]

  • Fundamentals of Machine Component Design by Juvinall and Marshek
  • Materials Selection in Mechanical Design by Ashby
  • Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design by Budynas and Nisbett 
  • Machine Design: An Integrated Approach by Norton 
  • DANotes: Design and Analysis of Machine Elements by Douglas Wright 
  • Machine Elements in Mechanical Design by Mott, Vavrek and Wang 

Heat Transfer[]

  • Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications by Çengel and Ghajar
  • Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer (or Introduction to Heat Transfer) by Incropera, DeWitt, Bergman, and Lavine
  • A Heat Transfer Textbook (Dover Civil and Mechanical Engineering) by John H Lienhard V and John H Lienhard IV


  • Engineering Vibration by Inman
  • Mechanical Vibration: Analysis, Uncertainties, and Control by Benaroya
  • Mechanical Vibrations by Rao
  • Fundamentals of Vibrations by Meirovitch
  • Mechanical Vibrations by Den Hartog (Dover Civil and Mechanical Engineering)

Special Topics[]


  • Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing: Materials, Processes, and Systems by Groover
  • Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials by Kalpakjian and Schmid
  • DeGarmo’s Materials and Processes in Manufacturing by Black and Kohser


  • Fundamentals of Aerodynamics by Anderson 
  • Foundations of Aerodynamics: Bases of Aerodynamic Design by Kuethe and Chow 

Computational Fluid Dynamics[]

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Basics with Applications by Anderson
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer by Pletcher, Tannehill and Anderson

Orbital Mechanics[]

  • Fundamentals of Astrodynamics (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering) by Bate, Mueller, and White (Classic from 1971)
  • Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students by Curtis
  • Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications by Vallado
  • An Introduction to the Mathematics and Methods of Astrodynamics by Battin

Space System Design[]

  • Spacecraft Systems Engineering by Fortescue, Stark, and Swinerd 
  • Space Vehicle Design by Griffin and French
  • Space Mission Engineering: The New Space Mission Analysis and Design by Wertz, Everett, and Puschell
  • The Space Environment: Implications for Spacecraft Design by Tribble


  • Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion by Hill and Peterson
  • Rocket Propulsion Elements by Sutton and Biblarz
  • Modern Engineering for Design of Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines by Huzel and Huang
  • Blazing the Trail: The Early History of Spacecraft and Rocketry by Gruntman (Interesting and well written text to go with the above)

Flight Mechanics[]

  • Mechanics of Flight by Phillips 
  • Aircraft Flight Dynamics by Stengel
  • Airplane Stability and Control: A History of the Technologies that Made Aviation Possible by Abzug and Larrabee

Aircraft Design[]

  • Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach by Raymer
  • Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students by Megson
  • Aircraft Structures (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering) by Peery
  • Analysis and Design of Flight Vehicle Structures by Bruhn
  • Airframe Structural Design: Practical Design Information and Data on Aircraft Structures by Niu

Compressible Fluid Mechanics[]

  • Modern Compressible Flow: With Historical Perspective by Anderson
  • Introduction to Compressible Fluid Flow by Oosthuizen and Carscallen
  • Elements of Gasdynamics (Dover) by Liepmann and Roshko 

Internal Combustion Engine[]

  • Engineering Fundamentals of the Internal Combustion Engine by Pulkrabek
  • Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals by Heywood 

Combustion Theory[]

  • An Introduction to Combustion: Concepts and Applications by Turns
  • Principles of Combustion by Kuo
  • Combustion by Glassman, Yetter, and Glumac
  • Combustion Theory by Williams

Control Systems Engineering[]

See the EEE recommendations: Control Theory

Advanced Dynamics[]

  • Intermediate Dynamics for Engineers: A Unified Treatment of Newton-Euler and Lagrangian Mechanics by O'Reilly
  • Classical Dynamics (Dover Books) by Greenwood
  • Advanced Dynamics by Greenwood
  • Tensor Calculus and Analytical Dynamics by Papastavridis
  • Analytical Mechanics: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Dynamics of Constrained Systems by Papastavridis

See also: Analytical Mechanics


  • Fundamentals of Engineering Acoustics by Kinsler
  • Acoustics by Beranek