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On Feb 14, 2006, at 8:45 AM, Padmanabhan Rajendran wrote:

If Christopher or others have knowledge of both the books, would they, please, share their thoughts?
The Irvine book is a lot different than a standard college text, hence the title, _Structural Dynamics for the Practicing Engineer_. Irvine is rigorous, but puts a lot less emphasis on academic style of rigor to illustrate principles of engineering rather than spend a lot of time with derivations. I think it's a better engineering reference than anything I've ever used. Timoshenko & Young's book _Vibration Problems in Engineering_ is a lot more academic, but still a good reference text.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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