Just a short note to
thank all of you who recommended text books for potential use in my class at
College of the Desert. I have contacted Prentice Hall for an evaluation copy of
their book: Applied Static's and Strength of
Materials, by Spiegel and Leonard ISBN : 0-13-761990-1. I received notification
from the PH rep that they are sending this book and a couple others that might
be of consideration to the department for my review. I was very pleased by their
response to me which occurred in less than 24 hours by e-mail.
moment, I am resorting to the last text they used - the Wiley Press, Simplified
Engineering for Architects and Builders by James Ambrose and Schaum's Outline
"Static's and Strength of Materials" that was suggested by another list member.
The class will be compensated by my own lecture outlines which will get us
I appreciate all the help and advice that you have provided. I've decided to
contact the other publishers of engineering references so I can provide links to
useful materials on the Structuralist.Net. I have seen many questions related to
recommendations for engineering references and publications and I think that the
Structuralist can help unite the information from Prentice Hall, Wiley Press and
many others (including independent publishers) to make the search for references
easier to find.