11R21. Techniques of Tomographic Isodyne Stress Analysis. Solid Mechanics and its Applications, Vol 75. - JT Pindera (Dept of Civil Eng, Univ of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada). Kluwer Acad Publ, Dordrecht, Netherlands. 2000. 286 pp. ISBN 0-7923-6388-4. $134.00.

Reviewed by AM Vinogradov (Dept of Mech Eng, Montana State Univ, Roberts Hall, Bozeman MT 59717).

This is an interesting, very specialized, and somewhat unusual book. It focuses on the method of isodyne stress analysis, using optical measurements. The author states that the “book is written as a technical guide for tomographic isodyne experiments and as a reference monograph.”

The book consists of five parts. Part 1, Review of Basic Motions: Reality, Models and Theories, is of a very general nature. It presents the author’s philosophical views in regard to the society and technology interaction, including discussions of general technological trends,...

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