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New (Free!) Solid Mechanics Textbook
I have posted an advanced solid mechanics textbook on http://solidmechanics.org/
It works on Internet Explorer, but may not work on all browsers. Topics include: mathematical descriptions of deformation and forces in solids; constitutive laws; analytical techniques and solutions to linear elastic and elastic-plastic boundary value problems; the use and implementation of FEA; fracture mechanics; and the theory of deformable rods, plates and shells.
Over 400 practice problems are provided, as well as demonstration finite element codes in MAPLE and (soon) MATLAB.
The text is intended for advanced undergraduate or graduate students, as well as practicing engineers and scientists. It will be particularly useful to readers who wish to learn enough about solid mechanics to impress their teachers, colleagues, research advisors, or managers, but who would prefer not to study the subject in depth.
A printed version will be made available once I have been able to eradicate some of the many errors that persist in the text, despite my best efforts.