James M. Gere Mechanics of Materials

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Mechanics of Materials

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The Fifth Edition of MECHANICS OF MATERIALS continues its legacy as the classic, definitive textbook for solid mechanics. This new edition has been edited and polished for clarity throughout, while care has been taken to preserve the highly praised features of the earlier editions. The text maintains an emphasis on presenting the fundamental concepts and applications of mechanics of materials in a manner that develops student understanding along with analytical and problem-solving skills.

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James M. Gere (1925-2008) earned his undergraduate and master's degree in Civil Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1949 and 1951, respectively. He worked as an instructor and later as a Research Associate for Rensselaer. He was awarded one of the first NSF Fellowships, and chose to study at Stanford. He received his Ph.D. in 1954 and was offered a faculty position in Civil Engineering, beginning a 34-year career of engaging his students in challenging topics in mechanics, and structural and earthquake engineering. He authored nine texts on various engineering subjects starting in 1972 with Mechanics of Materials. He served as Department Chair and Associate Dean of Engineering and in 1974 co-founded the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center at Stanford. In 1980, Jim Gere also became the founding head of the Stanford Committee on Earthquake Preparedness. That same year, he was invited as one of the first foreigners to study the earthquake-devastated city of Tangshan, China. Jim retired from Stanford in 1988 but continued to be an active and most valuable member of the Stanford community.

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