Hardcover: 744 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (February 9, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.7 x 9.6 inches
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I initially borrowed this book from a colleague when learning about the topic. After a week of searching around for other books on the topic, I decided to purchase this book. Most vibrations books only have 1-2 chapters discussing continous vibrations. This book is one of the few exceptions I found and is, by far, the best book I found on the topic.This is a well organized, very thorough book. As a fan of examples, this book has many easy-to-follow and well explained examples for each of the covered topics (see Product Description for topics). The book discusses the assumptions made for the equations of motion and the reasons behind those assumptions. It covers free vibrations, forced vibrations, and intial condition/value problems. It has tables that list different boundary conditions and frequency equations. As a first edition, this book is nearly error free. I noticed only one minor error in the first 14 chapters I have studied thus far. I highly recommend this book.
This book is a great introductory book for structural dynamics. It's well organized and breaks down each topic in an easy-to-read format. This book along with Mierovitch's book on the same subject will give any student a great foundation.
This is a fascinating book on continuous vibrations. It is easy to ready, comprehensive and avoids unnecessary lengthening of the topics. A very good reference too.
I have never seen such a poor printing quality book.Many fraction equations with no lines and smeared pages.
Did not need for Elijakoff
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