Mechanics of materials, also called strength of materials, is a subject which deals with the behavior of solid objects subject to stresses and strains. The complete theory began with the consideration of the behavior of one and two dimensional members of structures, whose states of stress can be approximated as two dimensional, and was then generalized to three dimensions to develop a more complete theory of the elastic and plastic behavior of materials.

## Mechanics of Materials – Timothy A. Philpot – 3rd Edition

Philpot’s Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System, 3rd Edition, helps engineering students visualize key mechanics of materials concepts better…