Mechanics Lecture Notes

Here are five on-line books of lecture notes on solid mechanics, continuum mechanics and finite elements. They are primarily a teaching resource for engineering students at the Department of Engineering Science, University of Auckland, but anyone is free to use them (but see the Creative Commons licence below).

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      An Introduction to Solid Mechanics


      Engineering Solid Mechanics



      Foundations of Continuum Mechanics


      Material Models in Continuum Solid Mechanics



      An Introduction to the Finite Element Method (not available until early 2015)



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