STRENGTH OF MATERIALS
VICTOR E. ODARVE, BSME, MEP-ME, MAED, EDD
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering Caritas University/Madonna University/OSISATECH
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING MADONNA UNIVERSITY 1
PREFACE This text/workbook is designed for the 200 level courses of students taking all fields of Engineering. We have selected topics that we believe are very important in the foundation of basic mathematics. Because we believe that that the best way to learn mathematics is by working many examples, we have included numerous solved problems that are arranged in order of increasing difficulty. Worked examples are solved by step by step process so that students can develop problem solving skills. At the end of each chapter, there are exercises left for the students to work out. It is through the practice of solving the exercises that the students may succeed in mastering the course. Answers are provided at the end of the problems to keep students challenge their inquisitive minds. The prerequisite of this book is a background in Engineering Mechanics. Strength of Materials begins with the introduction of simple stresses, strain, and torsion. Establishing the shear and moment diagrams and calculating the stresses and deflections in beams followed next. I would like to thank our students for all their comments and suggestions. I would also like to acknowledge helpful suggestions from our colleagues in the Faculty of Engineering and extend our thanks to Very Rev. Fr. Prof. EMP. Eden, C.S.Sp.Founder/Chancellor of Madonna University, Mrs. Philomena Nwaju, Dean of Student Affairs- Madonna University, and Dr./Sister Yves Merriam, who in one way or another offered their invaluable support to make this workbook materializes.
Lastly, this book is dedicated to my wife, Ancing, and to our childrenLilian, Reonell, Ryan, and Renaire, for their untiring support and encouragement to make this work possible. Victor E. Odarve
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