His topics are simple stresses and strains, principal stresses, centroid and moment of inertia, shear forces and bending moments in beams, stresses in beams, the deflection of beams, torsion of circular members, springs, strain energy, the theory of

elastic failure, the buckling of columns, pressure vessels, plane trusses, and the mechanical testing of materials.

Coverage begins with simple, then compound, stresses and strains, and proceeds through bending moments and shearing forces, bending stresses in beams, deflection of beams, tursion, fixed and continuous beams, columns and struts, thin and thick cylinders, and theories of

elastic failure. There's no indication of the dates of publication of the two earlier editions or of changes made in this third edition.

Topics covered include normal and shear stress, deformations associated with force, torsion, and theories of

elastic failure. Chapters begin with a summary of key issues and relevant formulas, include practical worked examples and diagrams, and conclude with conceptual questions based on applying the derived equations and quizzes.