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Timoshenko was a mathematician, and approached his subject as an applied
mathematician would. He searched for "the elegant solution."

Popov was a structural engineer, and he approached the subject as "how do we
get the most workable solution?"

That's a huge difference, IMO.

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
Fax 281-492-8203

-----Original Message-----
From: Padmanabhan Rajendran [mailto:rakamaka(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 3:13 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: a passing

I agree. I have a copy of that fine book since 1967.
At that time many others leaned towards Timoshenko's
book on the same subject, but I preferred Popov's.

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