This work is a low-priced 'text-book written in simple language, and is intended as an introduction to the subject with which it deals.
|Book cover finish
|Hardcover ( square back binding )
|Number of pages
|14 x 22 x 1 cm
|SIR ISAAC PITMAN & SONS, LTD
This work is a low-priced 'text-book written in simple language, and is intended as an introduction to the subject with which it deals. Calculus has been avoided almost entirely, but it is pleasing to see that the author lays stress on the importance of a knowledge of calculus, as this latter subject is essential if a student is to progress beyond this book.
The structure of matter is well dealt with and the student is encouraged to think of the effect of strain on the molecules of the strained material — a point which might well be copied in more advanced works. Sufficient information is given on Metallurgy to enable the student to obtain a preliminary idea of this subject.
Testing is well and clearly dealt with, and the effect of stress and strain is explained with examples drawn from practical construction.
The addition of a bibliography of more advanced works would be an advantage. These are, however, small points and do not affect the fact that the book is a very valuable and useful introduction to the 'subject with which it deals. It can be particularly recommended to ground engineers and aircraft mechanics who are anxious to improve their status in the industry. These will find, in many cases, all that they wish to know.