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PREFACE CHAPTER 1-TENSION 1. Introduction 2. Hooke's Law 3. Simple and Compound Bars *4. Trusses *5. Statistically Indeterminate Truss CHAPTER II-TORSION 6. Shear Stress 7. Solid Circular Shafts 8. Examples; Hollow Shafts 9. Closely Coiled Helical Springs CHAPTER III-BENDING 10. Bending Moment Diagrams 11. Pure Bending Stress 12. Shear Stress Distribution 13. Applications CHAPTER IV-COMPOUND STRESSES 14. Bending and Compression 15. Mohr's Circle 16. "Bending, Shear, and Torsion" 17. Theories of Strength CHAPTER V-DEFLECTIONS OF BEAMS 18. The Differential Equation of Flexure 19. The Myosotis Method 20. Statistically Indeterminate Beams *21. The Area-moment Method 22. Variable Cross Sections; Shear Deflection CHAPTER VI-SPECIAL BEAM PROBLEMS 23. Beams of Two Materials 24. Skew Loads *25. The Center of Shear *26. Reinforced Concrete *27. Plastic Deformations CHAPTER VII-CYLINDERS AND CURVED BARS 28. Riveted Thin-walled Pressure Vessels *29. Thick-walled Cyclinders *30. Thin Curved Bars *31. Thick Curved Bars CHAPTER VIII-THE ENERGY METHOD 32. Stored Elastic Energy 33. The Theorem of Castigliano *34. Statically Indeterminate Systems *35. Maxwell's Reciprocal Theorem CHAPTER IX-BUCKLING 36. Euler's Column Theory *37. Other End Conditions 38. Practical Column Design CHAPTER X-EXPERIMENTAL ELASTICITY *39. Photoelasticity 40. Strain Gages 41. Fatigue *42. Strength Theories; Conclusion PROBLEMS ANSWERS TO PROBLEMS LIST OF FORMULAS INDEX

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J. P. Den Hartog: The Reprint Engineer J. P. Den Hartog (1901-1989), who taught for most of his career at MIT, was one of the founders of the Dover reprint program in engineering. As the author of several books that Dover reprinted and still has in print, and as an advisor from the 1950s until just a few years before his death in 1989, Professor Den Hartog gave invaluable advice concerning books of lasting interest and importance in his field. Not many books in engineering have a productive shelf life spanning several decades. Among the exceptions are these four books of Professor Den Hartog, which Dover reprinted and occasionally revised in later printings from 1961 through 1987: Mechanics, 1961, Strength of Materials, 1961, Mechanical Vibrations, 1985, and Advanced Strength of Materials, 1987. Still widely read and cited by authors in these areas, Den Hartog's books are a tribute to his gift for exposition and clarity. The J. P. Den Hartog Award, established in 1987, is presented in recognition of lifetime contributions to the teaching and practice of vibration engineering.

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