This fifth edition of Schaum’s Strength of Materials book has been substantially modified by the second
author to better fit the outline of the introductory Strength of Materials (Solid Mechanics) course, and to
better fit the presentation of material in most introductory textbooks on the subject. In addition, the following changes have been made:
1. Problem solutions and Supplementary Problems are presented using the metric SI units only.
2. The computer programs have been omitted. The use of MATLAB or other programs are available to
students if more complicated problems are of interest.
3. The more advanced materials and problems that are not found in an introductory course have been
omitted for simplicity of presentation. This book is intended to be used in an introductory course only…