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Wadsworth, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 507 pages
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Its practical, down-to-earth presentation avoids excessive detail while providing a comprehensive study of structural steel design, including coverage of tension and compression members, beams, beam-columns, and connections. In later chapters, the book delivers a systematic discussion of composite members and plate girders. Synopsis This introductory textbook for undergraduate engineering students outlines the basic concepts in structural steel design, and discusses tension meters, compression members, beams, mean-columns, simple connections, eccentric connections, composite connections, and plate girders. Appendices cover plastic analysis and design, and structural steel design based on allowable stress.

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I happened upon this text book while on vacation last week- what an interesting book! For an academic textbook, it reads more like an enjoyable, informal informational guide about how to communicate ... Read full review



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Ron Adler is professor emeritus at Santa Barbara City College, where he has taught interpersonal communication, business and professional communication, and communication theories. In addition to teaching, Adler has co-authored and has edited several textbooks that address communication contexts and topics including interpersonal communication, small group communication, public speaking, assertiveness, and social skills. In addition to writing and teaching, he works with professional and business people to improve their communication on the job.

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