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.

## Mechanics of Materials – William F. Riley & LeRoy D. Sturges – 6th Edition

This leading book in the field focuses on what materials specifications and design are most effective based on function and…