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Chopra's _Dynamics of Structures_ addresses structural dynamics focuses on 
structural dynamics as applied to seismic response.  Prentice-Hall (1995)
There may be a new edition out by now, however.  It's a fairly good text, 
although it is not always complete in its mathematical derivation.  Clough 
& Penzien's book (of, I believe, the same name) is more mathematically 
rigorous and provides fairly complete development of all of the fundamental 


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