By Ansel C. Ugural, Saul K. FensterEngineering has its proportion of poorly-written books, and this is often one of them. instead of provide a transparent, concise reasons, the authors in its place concentrate on unnecessary derivations and different filler fabric that is of little use to the scholar. the result's a complicated mess that makes scholars like myself annoyed and stressed. The difficulties are just compounded via the inability of examples. To me, in engineering books, examples are only as vital as causes simply because let's accept it, engineering is *not* an summary paintings. Its foundation is the actual program of clinical theories to real-world difficulties. unfortunately, this book's examples are all too constrained in scope, clarification, and intensity. The authors will derive equations for a number of sections after which have a unmarried, short, user-friendly instance (where slightly whatever is defined and you are pressured to turn into a psychic to figure out their line of inspiration) after which count on you to do the exponentially more challenging difficulties at the back of each one bankruptcy. it is ridiculous. When I first received the booklet, i presumed it used to be attention-grabbing they have been capable of cram such an concerned box right into a fairly small publication (~500 small-sized pages). you then notice they have been in a position to do this type of feat through skipping over great quantities of significant reasons and examples. Be ready to be flipping throughout the e-book continually to refer again to formulation in numerous chapters, and in addition be ready to scratch your head gazing negative illustrations. Equations also are poorly categorized simply because if you end up fast flipping in the course of the pages, it really is particularly tough to work out if an equation is one among value, or just an intermediate step in a derivation. solid books field their vital or foundational equations (which after all skill this ebook does not). What's fairly unhappy is that poorly-written books like this one have the aptitude to show an otherwise-enthused scholar off from an issue. sooner than taking a category the place this publication used to be the assigned analyzing, i used to be fairly drawn to complicated pressure research. Now i glance upon the topic with disdain since it sounds like an incredible complicated mess. I gave the ebook one superstar for 2 purposes: first, Amazon does not enable 0-star stories, and moment, might be the booklet will be of a few use for reference, yet so far as a textual content for studying the cloth, steer clear of in any respect expenses!