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Don't we, all, love finding closed form solutions?

Rajendran

"Polhemus, Bill" <BPolhemus(--nospam--at)wje.com> wrote:
Timoshenko was an applied mathematician, which is one reason itâ??s a little easier to grasp his stuff. He loved finding â??closed formâ?? solutions to problems of engineering mechanics.
 

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

Thanks.

Rajendran


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