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Timoshenko was an applied mathematician, which is one reason it’s a little easier to grasp his stuff. He loved finding “closed form” solutions to problems of engineering mechanics.


From: S. Gordin [mailto:mailbox(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 10:33 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Opinion on a structural dynamics book




For "easier comprehension" - and great value - get Timoshenko's  "Vibration Problems in Engineering."  Also "Theory of Structures", same author.

No purely scientific mumbo-jumbo, and most practical engineering problems considered. 


Steve Gordin SE
Irvine CA


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Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 6:45 AM

Subject: Opinion on a structural dynamics book


Christopher Wright has, often, recommended a book by H M Irvine on the subject of structural dynamics. I am tempted to buy a copy. However, before doing so, I want to make sure that it is easier to comprehend than the book on the same subject by Clough and Penzien. I have a copy of the latter and I won't say that it is an easy read. If Christopher or others have knowledge of both the books, would they, please, share their thoughts?



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