Engineering Mechanics of Deformable Solids: A Presentation with
Exercises
This book covers the essential elements of engineering mechanics of deformable bodies, including
mechanical elements in tension-compression, torsion, and bending. It emphasizes a fundamental bottom up
approach to the subject in a concise and uncluttered presentation. Of special interest are chapters
dealing with potential energy as well as principle of virtual work methods for both exact and
approximate solutions. The book places an emphasis on the underlying assumptions of the theories in
order to encourage the reader to think more deeply about the subject matter. The book should be of
special interest to undergraduate students looking for a streamlined presentation as well as those
returning to the subject for a second time.
The book will soon be available from Oxford University Press; see for example, Amazon
or one of the Oxford University Press sites:
Oxford University Press (USA) or
Oxford
University Press (UK). Check also if your libary has an electronic subscription to the Oxford
collection -- for example via Ebrary.
Corrections to typographical errors in the first print run can be found
here. [Newly purchased print and electronic versions will have these corrections in them, i.e. are from the second printing. Check to see if you have Appendix G,
that will indicate that you have a book from the second printing.]