Paperback: 816 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (December 11, 1998)
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 1.8 x 9.9 inches
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Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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This book is written slightly toward Civil Engineering perspective but can be used for Mechanical Engineering. Application to Civil engineering such as, seismic, wave dynamic is quite good. The writing is compressible but The Imperial unit in the examples is quite annoying.
The scope and content of the book is very appropriate for a beginning student in structural dynamics, and the organization is very nice. I think the book strikes a good balance of coverage between civil and mechanical engineering subject matter. However, a serious flaw of the book at least in the first printing (and the only printing as far as I can tell) is the exceptional number of typographical errors it contains. I would give more stars if an edition with the typos fixed were to appear.
For me, this is a good book for students who want to get master degree in Civil Engineering, Building Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. Students can understand of the dynamic response of structures and the analytical tools to determine such responses. Furthermore, it demonstrates modern theories, solution techniques and real-world problems.
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