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An Introduction to Mechanical Vibrationsby Robert Steidel
Synopses & Reviews
This Third Edition of the well-received engineering text retains the clarity of exposition that made the previous editions so popular, and contains the most widely-used problem sets in the business. Approach to vibration analysis is clear, concise, and simple, backed up by a wealth of problems and examples. Multi-degree-of-freedom problems are well-prefaced with two-degree-of-freedom cases. There is a special treatment of damping, including non-viscous problems (standard texts make much use of viscous damping, but most practical examples are not viscous). Now includes an excellent development of Rayleigh's principle and an introduction to finite element vibration analysis. Contains 100 new problems.
Book News Annotation:
**** The second edition (1978) of this single-authored textbook is cited in BCL3. Stresses problems, examples, and concepts. Gives special consideration to damping in mechanical engineering systems.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
Forced Periodic Motion.
Initial Conditions and Transient Vibration.
Damped Forced Vibrations.
Two Degrees of Freedom.
Discrete Systems: Matrix Methods.
Discrete Systems: Finite Elements.
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