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Basic structures, 2d ed.

9781444336160

Basic structures, 2d ed.

Garrison, Philip.

Wiley-Blackwell

2011

350 pages

$51.99

Hardcover

TA637

Drawing on courses he has taught for many years to undergraduate students of structural engineering and architecture, Garrison (structural engineering, Leeds Metropolitan U., Britain) explains the fundamental concepts and features of structures. He describes structural concepts using analogies and examples, expresses the mathematical aspects of the subject in a straightforward manner intended to be understood by mathematically weak students and placed in context with the concepts involved, and incorporates real-life examples and case histories to demonstrate the relevance of the material. As well as students switching from non-scientific disciplines, he says, the textbook could benefit more mature students shifting from other professions.

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