Hardcover: 736 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 5 edition (August 6, 2011)
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Generally, I find the author to be a descent author, but I found his book on structural steel design to simply ramble on with plenty of examples but no overview of where he is coming from. Therefore, I found it difficult to learn from the book. I read it up to chapter 14 and realized I couldn't solve a single problem. That's after passing a structural steel design corse in civil engineering. This book is no substitue for a good course taught by a good professor. If you have neither, this book will not fill the gap unfortunately. His book on reinforced concrete is much much better. In his steel book there is more structural analysis than steel design. I think author Jack Mccormac can do a better job of it.
My first introduction to Jack McCormac, the author, was through his publication of Structural Steel Design back in about 1976 during my college years toward becoming a professional structural engineer. When I saw this book to refresh and reinforce my structural steel design basics to updated codes, I had to buy it especially when I saw it was by Jack McCormac. I knew it would be a great reference book to own.
I know it's an excelent book because I already read it on the University's Library, but I didn't received the book. I really want to read it, since now I'll start working directly with steel. Since I've got money refund from , I will be buying the book again.
Definitely not the best textbook to use for a structural steel design class. Too many steps are skipped in example problems and there's barely any references to the AISC Steel Manual when solving problems. Unless your instructor is crystal clear in conveying the material, then this textbook is (almost) useless.
This book lacks instruction and examples that are easy for students to understand. The previous books by the same author I used (Statics and strenghts) was much better.
A lot of great examples and the problems contained in this book were really helpful. Thankfully the teacher really incorporated the book into the lectures
This is what I was looking for. Good book and good service too. It took 1 week to receive it, instead the two they initially told. Thanks.
It was a good book helped me pass the class. But my teacher did his own examples so sometimes it wasn't helpful. It's a good resource tho
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