Updated and reorganized, each of the topics is thoroughly developed from fundamental principles. The assumptions, applicability and limitations of the methods are cleary discussed. Includes such advanced subjects as plasticity, creep, fracture, mechanics, flat plates, high cycle fatigue, contact stresses and finite elements. Due to the widespread use of the metric system, SI units are used throughout. Contains a generous selection of illustrative examples and problems.Boresi, Arthur P. is the author of 'Advanced Mechanics of Materials' with ISBN 9780471883920 and ISBN 0471883921.