► The book "Mechanics of Rigid Bodies" develops a unified approach to
problems of the Mechanics of Solids.
► The development is based on a generalized use of the concept of “torseur” (in French). We
think that this concept is not used in the English textbooks. We will call this concept as “torsor”.
► After a first part where the necessary elements of mathematics are recalled, the book is
structured through four parts of increasing difficulties in such a way to have a good assimilation of the concepts.
► A sixth part analyses the numerical methods used to solve the motion equations. Comments reported at the end of each chapter summarize the
fundamental notions which must which must be acquired.
► Examples and simple exercises are associated to each chapter with the object
to familiarize the reader with the fundamental tools needed to solve the problems of Mechanics of
► A last part develops the solutions of the exercises which are proposed all along the book.