These volumes introduce the fundamentals of structural and continuum
mechanics in a
comprehensive and consistent way. All theoretical developments
are presented in text and by means of an extensive set of figures.
Numerous examples support the theory and make the link to engineering
practice. Combined with the problems in each chapter, students are given
ample opportunities to exercise.
The book consists of distinct modules, each divided into sections which are
conveniently sized to be used as lectures. Both formal and intuitive (engineering)
arguments are used in parallel to derive the important principles.
The necessary mathematics is kept to a minimum however in some parts
basic knowledge of solving differential equations is required.