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This excellent historical survey of the strength of materials features many references to the theories of elasticity and structure. Based on an extensive series of lectures, it explores the early roots of the discipline from the great monuments and pyramids of ancient Egypt to the temples and fortifications of the Greeks and Romans. 245 figures.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486611877
ISBN-10: 0486611876
Format: Paperback
(213mm x 136mm x 23mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1983
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephen P. Timoshenko

The father of modern engineering mechanics, Stephen Timoshenko (1868 1972) taught for decades at Stanford University. His seminal engineering texts remain in wide use."

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