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After Chris referring to the book by Irvine numerous times, I finally purchased the book about a year ago.  It is a much easier read than Clough and Penzien (I had both as Professors at UCB), is well written and explains things well.  It is directed more toward getting a practising engineer to understand the subject than to present the detailed mathematics as Clough and Penzien do.  I find both books valuable but for different reasons, and have both on my bookshelf. I purchased it online, but don't remember the source.
If Chris recommends something, you can expect it to be good. 
Bill Cain, S.E.
Berkeley CA
-----Original Message-----
From: Padmanabhan Rajendran <rakamaka(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Sent: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 06:45:48 -0800 (PST)
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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