This introductory text will enable readers to understand and predict the static response of structures. Theory is illustrated using two and three dimensional trusses, beams and frames, with emphasis on the theory of the solution. Students are encouraged to write and use software to meet their needs, so that they fully understand the theory and gain a better understanding of sources of error in computed solutions. The text includes many examples (with annotations) which follow the theoretical developments and a comprehensive appendix on matrix algebra. This book should be of interest to students in departments of civil engineering taking courses in matrix structural analysis or advanced structures.
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