useful from year 1 to 4, meng but there are few mistakes inside the book This book is amazing, never seen any second hand book has the good quality like it Very new and there are not any notes on it This book follows the statics units for my 1st year undergraduate Engineering course very closely and is a fantastic go to text for when you re at a complete loss It has a comfortable mix of theory and worked examples. good book I was unhappy with this textbook for my Civil Engineering course It does not provide sufficient examples and doesnt explore each topic in enough detail, especially advanced topics such as Structural Dynamics Would not recommend it In my opinion theStructural Mechanicsbook is far superior for elementary knowledge and advanced areas by providing worked examples. Too many technical terms and not explained properly Plus not many examples or exercises I didn t find this book too helpful However, the book does a decent job exploring different topics I think it would be helpful to Civil Engineering students in their 2nd or 3rd year If your e a 1st year student like myself, then I wouldn t recommend this book The only reason I bought it is because our professor told us that the course was based on it In my opinion, the book Structural Mechanics by Ray Hulse is much better. I bought this book to help me with structural analysis.i dont think it is a good book since it does not have many examples and since it tries to cober so many methods,even finite elements,seismic analysis, you can understand that it does not give much info for any of it s chapters.the only useful is the good references it gives A comprehensive textbook that encompasses the full range of material covered in undergraduate courses in Structures in departments of Civil and Mechanical Engineering The approach taken aims to integrate a qualitative approach looking at the physical reality of phenomena with a quantitative approach one that models the physical reality mathematically An innovative introductory chapter looks at different types of structures from the commonplace, such as chairs and aeroplanes, and the historically significant, such as the Pont du Gard in southern France, through to modern and novel structures such as the Bank of China building in Hong Kong with a view to enthusing the reader into further studyThe Solutions Manual containing worked solutions is available FREE to all teaching staff who adopt Structures Theory and Analysis as their main text This material is not available from booksellers to receive your copy, email Jana Bek on jk palgrave or fax on