Since the first edition of this book was published in 1975, major advances have
been made in the subject “Dynamics Of Structures.” While it would be impossible
to give a comprehensive treatment of all such changes in this second edition, those
considered to be of most practical significance are included. The general organization of text material remains unchanged from the first
edition. It progresses logically from a treatment of single-degree-of-freedom systems
to multi-degree-of-freedom discrete-parameter systems and then on to infinite-degreeof-freedom continuous systems.