Introduction to Solid Mechanics: An Integrated Approach (Paperback)
Introduction to Solid Mechanics: An Integrated Approach presents for the first time in one text the concepts and processes covered in statics and mechanics of materials curricula following a granular, topically integrated approach. Since the turn of the millennium, it has become common in engineering schools to combine the traditional undergraduate offerings in rigid-body statics (usually called "statics") and deformable body mechanics (known traditionally as "strength of materials" or, more recently, "mechanics of materials") into a single, introductory course in solid mechanics. Many textbooks for the new course sequentially meld pieces of existing, discrete books--sometimes, but not always, acknowledging the origin--into two halves covering Statics and Mechanics of Materials. In this volume, Professors Lubliner and Papadopoulos methodically combine the essentials of statics and mechanics of materials, illustrating the relationship of concepts throughout, into one "integrated" text. Introduction to Solid Mechanics: An Integrated Perspective offers a holistic treatment of the depth and breadth of solid mechanics, proceeding from first principles to applications.
Jacob Lubliner is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. Panos Papadopoulos is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley.