Second Edition

G. Thomas Mase George E. Mase

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Mase, George Thomas. Continuum mechanics for engineers / G. T. Mase and G. E. Mase. -2nd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. )and index. ISBN 0-8493-1855-6 (alk. paper) 1. Continuum mechanics. I. Mase, George E. QA808.2.M364 1999 531—dc21 99-14604 CIP This book contains information obtained from authentic and highly regarded sources. Reprinted material is quoted with permission, and sources are indicated. A wide variety of references are listed. Reasonable efforts have been made to publish reliable data and information, but the author and the publisher cannot assume responsibility for the validity of all materials or for the consequences of their use. Neither this book nor any part may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, microfilming, and recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the publisher. The consent of CRC Press LLC does not extend to copying for general distribution, for promotion, for creating new works, or for resale. Specific permission must be obtained in writing from CRC Press LLC for such copying. Direct all inquiries to CRC Press LLC, 2000 N.W. Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Trademark Notice: Product or corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks, and are only used for identification and explanation, without intent to infringe. © 1999 by CRC Press LLC No claim to original U.S. Government works International Standard Book Number 0-8493-1855-6 Library of Congress Card Number 99-14604 Printed in the United States of America 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Printed on acid-free paper

Preface to Second Edition

It is fitting to start this, the preface to our second edition, by thanking all of those...