- Hardcover: 720 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 4 edition (March 17, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0132871696
- ISBN-13: 978-0132871693
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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as Schaum's Outline cover a lot of the same basic material. The
Appendix on the Literature section is useful as an access
point to other books on the text. Hartog's book has
more applied information. SS Rao's book has stronger
theoretical development. It is not strong on the mechanics
of performing modal analysis from a mathematical approach.
There are also better examples of LaGrange's method.
Overall it is ok for a junior year text, but needs
supplementing by the instructor. Wowk's book covers
machinery vibration better. My biggest complaint would
be that Inman doesn't cover sensing and other practical
What I liked about the book is the orderly way it presented the material. Most of the sections started with derivations of the equations for different systems and the solutions for them depending on the type of forcing function. At the end of each section there is usually a nice summary of what was done with all the equations that were derived as well as a few worked out examples. I especially liked the summary at the end of the modal analysis section (I think chapter 4) that tells you step-by-step how to do it, since I was a bit confused trying to follow the pages of derivations beforehand and put it all together.
Overall, it is a great book for an undergraduate course or anyone needing to learn vibrations with no previous knowledge on the subject. This isn't a graduate level text or meant for anyone with more than a course or two of vibrations under their belt.
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Easy to read for a student with no previous vibrations knowledge
There's a reason that a text on such an involved subject is so physically small: There's very little actual meat here.
If you're unfortunate enough to be saddled with this piece of junk, the solution manual for the 3rd edition will work for you, although the problem numbers will be different.