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I think Roark's is definitely worth it!  You may not need it very often, but
when you do the information is invaluable.  It is a reference that should be
standard in every engineer's library.

If you don't like "backwards d's and funny s's" then you definitely want
Roark's.  It distills all of the differential equations into "usable"
formulas that you use to "plug and chug".  Although I must say that it is
always advisable to understand the general derivation of any formula that
you use in order to verify the correctness of any results.

William Pulyer PE
Charlotte, NC

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	David Adie [SMTP:dadie(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Wednesday, June 21, 2000 4:11 PM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:	engineering books
> I have seen some people mention Roark's Stress and Strain formulas book.
> A
> typical price around the internet is around $85.00.
> Is this book worth it?
> If one doesn't like backwards d's and funny s's, what other books do you
> structural engineers feel are invaluable?
> Thank you in advance to anyone who responds.
> david adie