Mechanics of materials, also called strength of materials, is a subject which deals with the behavior of solid objects subject to stresses and strains. The complete theory began with the consideration of the behavior of one and two dimensional members of structures, whose states of stress can be approximated as two dimensional, and was then generalized to three dimensions to develop a more complete theory of the elastic and plastic behavior of materials.

## The Science and Engineering of Materials – Donald R. Askeland – 4th Edition

New edition of a classic, which in addition to describing the fundamentals of science and engineering materials, exemplifies them with…