Inman's book (4th Ed) presents the topics in a cogent manner. The use of software like Matlab, Mathcad, and Mathematica in the book is very good. The examples in the book are also very good. The only drawback to the book is the presence of a fair amount of typos. In a 4th edition one would have thought this would be under better control from a quality perspective. The book would have gotten 5 stars if this was not an issue.