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I also used the Clough and Penzien book in college and I concur it was not an easy read. I have not read the book by Anil Chopra myself, but from what I hear it’s the easiest read on dynamics.


Ben Yousefi, SE

Santa Monica, CA


From: Padmanabhan Rajendran [mailto:rakamaka(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 6:46 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
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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