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Mechanics Of Materials

Gere, James M.; Timoshenko, Stephen P.

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ISBN 10: 0534951023 / ISBN 13: 9780534951023
Published by PWS-Kent Publishing, Boston, 1984
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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912 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Only includes Disk 2 of CD disks. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. (Key Words: Mechanical Engineering, James M. Gere, Stephen P. Timoshenko). Bookseller Inventory # 79917X1

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Title: Mechanics Of Materials

Publisher: PWS-Kent Publishing, Boston

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Fourth Edition..

Book Type: book

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The fourth SI edition of this engineering text has new 3-D artwork and updated questions. Like the previous editions, it covers all of the standard topics of mechanics, and subject matter of a more advanced nature is also included. A solutions manual is availale.

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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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