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
From: Padmanabhan Rajendran [mailto:rakamaka(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 3:13 PM
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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