Whereas there are numerous excellent textbooks covering Structural Analysis, or Structural
Design, I felt that there was a need for a single reference which
• Provides a succinct, yet rigorous, coverage of Structural Engineering.
• Combines, as much as possible, Analysis with Design.
• Presents numerous, carefully selected, example problems.
in a properly type set document.
As such, and given the reluctance of undergraduate students to go through extensive verbage
in order to capture a key concept, I have opted for an unusual format, one in which each key
idea is clearly distinguishable. In addition, such a format will hopefully foster group learning
among students who can easily reference misunderstood points.
Finally, whereas all problems have been taken from a variety of references, I have been
very careful in not only properly selecting them, but also in enhancing their solution through
appropriate figures and LATEX typesetting macros.