The following books are required for this course. Weekly reading assignments and exercises will be taken from them.
Gere, J. M., and S. P. Timoshenko. Mechanics of Materials. 5th ed. Boston: PWS Kent Publishing, 1970.
Ashby, M. F., and D. R. H. Jones. Engineering Materials, An Introduction to their Properties and Applications. 2nd ed. Butterworth Heinemann.
These texts are highly recommended for the motivated student, but not required for the course.
Collins, J. A. Failure of Materials in Mechanical Design. 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons, 1993.
Courtney, T. H. Mechanical Behavior of Materials. McGraw-Hill, 1990.
Hertzberg, R. W. Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials. 4th ed. John Wiley & Sons, 1996.
Nash, W. A. Strength of Materials. 3d ed. Schaum's Outline Series, McGraw-Hill, 1994.