Synopses & Reviews
An effective text must be well balanced and thorough in its approach to a topic as expansive as vibration, and Mechanical Vibration is just such a textbook. Written for both senior undergraduate and graduate course levels, this updated and expanded second edition integrates uncertainty and control into the discussion of vibration, outlining basic concepts before delving into the mathematical rigors of modeling and analysis.
Mechanical Vibration: Analysis, Uncertainties, and Control, Second Edition provides example problems, end-of-chapter exercises, and an up-to-date set of mini-projects to enhance students' computational abilities and includes abundant references for further study or more in-depth information. The author provides a MATLAB? primer on an accompanying CD-ROM, which contains original programs that can be used to solve complex problems and test solutions. The book is self-contained, covering both basic and more advanced topics such as stochastic processes and variational approaches. It concludes with a completely new chapter on nonlinear vibration and stability.
Professors will find that the logical sequence of material is ideal for tailoring individualized syllabi, and students will benefit from the abundance of problems and MATLAB programs provided in the text and on the accompanying CD-ROM, respectively. A solutions manual is also available with qualifying course adoptions.
Providing the reader with a clear understanding of essential concepts and methods in engineering vibration analysis, uncertainty modeling, and vibration control, this volume provides the fundamentals to create more realistic mathematical models, properly interpret computational and experimental results, and modify the performance of various systems and components. Can be used for both undergraduate and graduate courses.