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History of Strength of Materials

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"Strengths of materials is that branch of engineering concerned with the deformation and disruption of solids when forces other than changes in position or equilibrium are acting upon them. The development of our understanding of the strengths of materials has enabled engineers to establish forces which can safely be imposed on structures or components, or to choose materials appropriate to the necessary dimensions of structures and components which have withstand given loads without suffering effects deleterious to their proper functioning.

This excellent historical survey of the strength of materials with many references to the theories of elasticity and structure is based on an extensive series of lectures delivered by the author at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Timoshenko explores the early roots of the discipline form the great monuments and pyramids of ancient Egypt through the temples, roads and fortifications of ancient Greece and Rome. The author fixes the formal beginning of the modern science of the strength of materials with the publication of Galileo`s book, "Two Sciences," and traces the rise and development as well as industrial and commercial applications of the fledging science from the seventeenth century through the twentieth.

Timoshenko fleshes out the bare bones of mathematical theory with lucid demonstrations of important equations and brief biographies of highly influential mathematicians including: Euler, Lagrange, Navier, Thomas Young, Saint-Venant, Franz Nuemann, Maxwell, Kelvin, Rayleigh, Klein, Prandtl and many others. These theories, equations and biographies are further enhanced by clear discussions of the development of engineering and engineering education in Italy, France, Germany, England and elsewhere."

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Author(s):
Stephen P. Timoshenko
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1983
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0486611876
ISBN-13:
9780486611877
Number of pages:
452
Publisher:
Dover Publications

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From the blurb

"Strengths of materials is that branch of engineering concerned with the deformation and disruption of solids when forces other than changes in position or equilibrium are acting upon them. The development of our understanding of the strengths of materials has enabled engineers to establish forces which can safely be imposed on structures or components, or to choose materials appropriate to the necessary dimensions of structures and components which have withstand given loads without suffering effects deleterious to their proper functioning.

This excellent historical survey of the strength of materials with many references to the theories of elasticity and structure is based on an extensive series of lectures delivered by the author at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Timoshenko explores the early roots of the discipline form the great monuments and pyramids of ancient Egypt through the temples, roads and fortifications of ancient Greece and Rome. The author fixes the formal beginning of the modern science of the strength of materials with the publication of Galileo`s book, "Two Sciences," and traces the rise and development as well as industrial and commercial applications of the fledging science from the seventeenth century through the twentieth.

Timoshenko fleshes out the bare bones of mathematical theory with lucid demonstrations of important equations and brief biographies of highly influential mathematicians including: Euler, Lagrange, Navier, Thomas Young, Saint-Venant, Franz Nuemann, Maxwell, Kelvin, Rayleigh, Klein, Prandtl and many others. These theories, equations and biographies are further enhanced by clear discussions of the development of engineering and engineering education in Italy, France, Germany, England and elsewhere."

Author(s):
Stephen P. Timoshenko
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1983
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0486611876
ISBN-13:
9780486611877
Number of pages:
452
Publisher:
Dover Publications

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