3R5. Advanced Mechanics of Solids. - OT Bruhns (Institut fur Mechanik, Ruhr-Univ Bochum, Universitatsstr 150, Bochum, D-44780, Germany). Springer-Verlag, New York. 2003. 206 pp. ISBN 3-540-43797-5. \$49.95.

Reviewed by P Puri (Dept of Math, Univ of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans LA 70148).

The author of this book is a well-known researcher in solid mechanics and has made some important contributions to the theory of elasticity and plasticity. In general, the material in this book is presented quite well and can be used as an introductory one-semester course in solid mechanics. Readers are expected to have the basic knowledge of ordinary and partial differential equations, mechanics, and some elementary knowledge of the theory of beams. The solved examples are well chosen and help the student understand the theory and procedure for solving problems given in the exercises. Useful exercises...