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1. Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain
by Warren C. Young, RichardBudynas
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Asin: 007072542X
Catlog: Book (2001-09-13)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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Solutions-based approach to quick calculations in structural element design and analysis

Now updated with 30% new material, Roark Formulas for Stress and Strain, Seventh Edition, is the ultimate resource for designers, engineers, and analysts who need to calculate loads and stress. This landmark reference from Warren Young and Richard Budynas provides you with equations and diagrams of structural properties in an easy-to-use, thumb-through format. Updated, with a user-friendly page layout, this new edition includes expanded coverage of joints, bearing and shear stress, experimental stress analysis, and stress concentrations, as well as material behavior coverage and stress and strain measurement. You’ll also find expanded tables and cases; improved notations and figures in the tables; consistent table and equation numbering; and verification of correction factors. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Exelente libro, todo ingeniero Mecanico Debe tener Uno
Excelente para consegir la mayoria de las formulas relacionadas con calculos de esfuerzo y deformacion. Contiene cantidad de referencias para cada caso, de ser necesario rpofundizar mas en el tema. Lo recomiendo ampliamente, lo utilizo en todos mis calculos estructurales.

3-0 out of 5 stars Roark's has been not been improved
The book is now twice the thickness of the 6th Edition book. This makes opening and keeping open the book much more difficult. Also the paper type chosen makes it difficult to turn the pages.

I highly recommend keeping the sixth edition until they figure what is truly important to Structural/Mechanical Engineer.

5-0 out of 5 stars Every structural engineer should have a copy.
A very usefull reference book for the practising structural or mechanical engineer. However it could be significantly improved by some modernisation and rationalisation ie: removing references out-dated information and references from the 1920's and 1930's,etc. Also by standardising variables and equations, eg: the variable for the width of a section may be 'b' in one chapter 'd' in another, also 'tw' may represent flange thickness rather than web thickness, etc. The book examples are all in U.S. (lbs, feet) units, annoying the European (N, m) user, and may start on one page, then be interupted by 20 pages of tables before continuing on. So the general layout could do with being significantly improved.

4-0 out of 5 stars still crazy after all this years.....
R&Y's publication, which I became aware of in 1986 is stillan amazing collection of engineering formulas in statics, stability,dynamics and thermal calculations. The IFE uses ANSYS FEA technologyesp. for complex geometries and nonlinear issues: but once in a whilewe appreciate R&Y's work to retain contact to quantities and forthe insight (wrt dimensioning) which interaction with formulas cangive.

R&Y's text sections give much insight, the section onstrenght of materials terminology can be useful (learn - refresh) aswell as the brief immersion into experimental issues.

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5-0 out of 5 stars the search stops here
this book has all the possible formulae for all the possible loadings on all the possible types of sections an engineer will ever encounter! a must for the practicing engineer. ... Read more

2. Engineering Fluid Mechanics
by Clayton T.Crowe, Donald F.Elger, John A.Roberson
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Catlog: Book (2004-12-10)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Known for its exceptionally readable approach, Engineering Fluid Mechanics carefully guides you from fundamental fluid mechanics concepts to real-world engineering applications. It fosters a strong conceptual understanding of fluid flow phenomena through lucid physical descriptions, photographs, clear illustrations, and fully worked example problems. With the help of over 1,100 problems, you will also gain the opportunity to apply fluid mechanics principles.

The Eighth Edition:

  • Brings key concepts to life through a new Web-based interactive tutorial that provides step-by-step solutions and interactive animations.
  • Presents a smoother transition from the principles of flow acceleration and the Bernoulli equation to the control volume and continuity equations.
  • Incorporates new animations to illustrate pathline, streakline, and streamline concepts, rotationality, separation, and cavitation.
  • Follows a physical/visual approach to help you gain an intuitive understanding of the principles of fluid dynamics.
  • Applies theoretical principles in practical designs to help develop your engineering creativity.
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3-0 out of 5 stars Very basic and dumbed down
I had the good fortune of taking my undergrad Fluids course with Dr. Crowe. His command over fluid dynamics is marvellous. He is a master at his art and conveys the information precisely and eloquently. However he dumbs down his course much like this book. Yes there are a quite a few difficult problems in the textbook.

However the major drawbacks of the text are
1. NO development of the differential forms of the govering principles.Conservation of mass, momentum and energy are all developed in the simpler integral form.

2. Lack of substantial mathematical sophistication. Fluid mechanics is best described with vector calculus. Surely there are many problems which can be tacked with simple algebraic formulations but Crowe essentially avoids the mathematical rigor and does not delve into any hardcore math. All in all this is an nuts-and-bolts engineering fluid mechanics book (lots of refering to tables and charts and use of empirical eqns) and not a a scientists version of fluid mechanics, ie with greater emphasis on the math.

Would highly recommend a slightly more advanced introductory textbook for a first course in Fluids. Maybe Munson, Young Okiishi or the Fox Mcdonald book should fill in the gaps left by Crowe's book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Okay reference book
This text was used in a class where I was the teaching assistant.There were numerous complaints from students about how the text was difficult to follow, and in some cases the examples were even incomplete.This was a class for junior engineering students as a first thorough course in fluids, the text was not helpful.As a graduate student I found it to be a good reference of basic concepts (although, it was hard for me to follow some of the examples).It even goes in depth with many concepts.All in all it is a good basic reference, but totally inadequate for beginning instruction.

As a note to instructors, the solution manual is loaded with errors.

4-0 out of 5 stars Undergrad Masterpiece
This text is a great introduction to Fluid Mechanics.The derivations are very easy to follow, and the problems apply to many real life situations.For graduate students, it may be a little to light weight, but for undergrads it provides a broad base of information.

5-0 out of 5 stars good textbook
Good textbook, good examples, and easy to read. Anyone with a solid physics & calculus background will be comfortable with this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Where's the beef??
Lot of fluid problems, good graphics, and very good examples, though not nearly enough.You're going to need good lecture notes or a tutor. ... Read more

3. Classical Mechanics (3rd Edition)
by Herbert Goldstein, Charles P. Poole, John L. Safko
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Catlog: Book (2002-01-15)
Publisher: Addison Wesley
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Average Customer Review: 3.88 out of 5 stars
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For thirty years this has been the acknowledged standard in advanced classical mechanics courses. This classic book enables readers to make connections between classical and modern physics - an indispensable part of a physicist's education. In this new edition, Beams Medal winner Charles Poole and John Safko have updated the book to include the latest topics, applications, and notation, to reflect today's physics curriculum. They introduce readers to the increasingly important role that nonlinearities play in contemporary applications of classical mechanics. New numerical exercises help readers to develop skills in how to use computer techniques to solve problems in physics. Mathematical techniques are presented in detail so that the book remains fully accessible to readers who have not had an intermediate course in classical mechanics.For college instructors and students. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A solid book
This is probably the best treatment of Classical Mechanics I've ever read, though, as with anything, it could use some improvement. My only gripe is the usual one with texts like this: There are few if any specific physical instances of formulations that so often serve as a watershed of understanding in physics. For example, in the derivation of the Langrangian, and finally the Hamiltonian, no point for point physical example (say, with a central force like gravity) is offered. It would be nice to see a step by step description of how the Riemann sum over time of the difference in kinetic and potential energies changes as different paths are chosen. I did this and it was beautiful and incredibly enlightening. Once you can _see_ that kind of behavior, you're powerful! It is then easy to generalize to any abstract system. But all else was excellent. If you really want to learn Mechanics, you must start with Goldstein. Recommended preliminaries: Stewart's Calculus; Schaum's Linear Algebra; Halliday, Resnick and Walker's Fundamentals of Physics and Symon's Mechanics.

4-0 out of 5 stars Still the standard for mechanics
Even more then 30 years later, this book is still the standard in mechanics for graduate courses. Working through it will give an excellent understanding of mechanics. However, due to its age it falls a little short on some areas such as relativity. It woudl need an overhaul here. Yet, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it, so it should not be misunderstood here. What is needed here is an update on more recent developments in relativity and this is the primary reason why I couldn't give it a five star. Also, if one studies Goldstein first, then working on Jackson's Electrodynamics poses relatively little problems since the mathematical level is effectively the same as required in both books. Nevertheless, starting with Goldstein will be easier then with Jackson.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Good book
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5-0 out of 5 stars Mechanics
This is a superb book for graduate level mechanics. It is complete and rigorous. It is a bit pricy, so look for used copies. The second edition is more standard since there is a lot of new notation in the third. There are a handful of minor typos that a careful read will weed out.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
The book was in good condition, delivered fast..everything was way better than I expected. thank you. ... Read more

4. Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics (6th Edition)
by David F. McCarthy
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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource
I found Mr. McCarthy's book to be a valuable resource. From a geologist's perspective, it was of great help in bridging the gap between engineering geology and geotechnical engineering. It gave me greater insight into not only field technique, but also into geologic considerations that are of importance in foundation design. The text was both concise and clearly written.

3-0 out of 5 stars From a Civil/Geological Engineering student's view...
* Poor index - no detail * Good detail in text on subjects covered * Has some errors in the chapter on flownets * Disjointed in discussion of compaction * Good for students with little to no soil mechanics background

4-0 out of 5 stars An excellent engineering tool!
Civil engineers throughout the world can use this book as either a classroom text or reference handbook. It covers a variety of soil conditions including expansive soils and provides examples of both foundation designs,and retaining earth structures. ... Read more

5. Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing, Volume I: Estimation Theory
by Steven M. Kay
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This text is geared towards a one-semester graduate-level course in statistical signal processing and estimation theory. The author balances technical detail with practical and implementation issues, delivering an exposition that is both theoretically rigorous and application-oriented. The book covers topics such as minimum variance unbiased estimators, the Cramer-Rao bound, best linear unbiased estimators, maximum likelihood estimation, recursive least squares, Bayesian estimation techniques, and the Wiener and Kalman filters. The author provides numerous examples, which illustrate both theory and applications for problems such as high-resolution spectral analysis, system identification, digital filter design, adaptive beamforming and noise cancellation, and tracking and localization. The primary audience will be those involved in the design and implementation of optimal estimation algorithms on digital computers. The text assumes that you have a background in probability and random processes and linear and matrix algebra and exposure to basic signal processing. Students as well as researchers and practicing engineers will find the text an invaluable introduction and resource for scalar and vector parameter estimation theory and a convenient reference for the design of successive parameter estimation algorithms. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Legendary and masterpiece in estimation theory
Without any hesitation, I consider this book as a masterpiece in the area of statistical signal processing. Kay takes the reader to the journey of estimation theory as if a science teacher takes his students to a field trip. The one special feature of this book is the convergence of thought that reader obtains upon reading the book. Kay lays a fundamental bridge between various estimators using his succinct style for describing the subject.

Few special areas require more attention in this book. For example the coverage of EM methods is very condense and requires more elaboration. Also there is no discussion on the estimation methods using higher order statistics.

Overall I consider this book as the best book I have read ever and I highly recommend this book to those who want to obtain an ever-lasting view on statistical signal processing.

5-0 out of 5 stars couldn't rate 6... a must !
I've had tough courses on statistical signal processing as a post-grade student. I am often confused in front of a problem and turning back to the notes taken in class doesn't help much.
When you read this book all gets bright. I am still wondering how some teachers can be so confusing while such good books do exist...
However don't count on it for in depth mathematical demonstrations, it starts with a practical problem and explains how to model things. Thus it is a bit bottom-up but anyway starting from a good graduate level in signal and stats.
I got this one at the library but already ordered a copy for myself and am planning to get part2 on detection.

5-0 out of 5 stars A reference for self-directed study
This text is very good for those who start doing research in statistical signal processing. A lot of explanations, technical terms are well presented and consistent, plus a number of examples that help you to learn about different statistical signal processing concepts and algorithms. Research students can be beneficial alot from this text.

5-0 out of 5 stars The book has depth and is well written
This is one of the best references on statistical signal processing. The topic is not of simple matter, but the author presents the materials clearly together with great examples. The book is reader-friendly and is relatively error-free. I have bought several copies for my PhD students at Georgia Tech.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Book in Estimation Theory
This book was asigned to me for a graduate course in Statistical Signal Estimation. The book was very useful and easy to read. It was well written and had helpful examples. I recommend this book for any one who wants to learn about Estimation Theory. ... Read more

6. Applied Fluid Mechanics (5th Edition)
by Robert L. Mott
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Catlog: Book (1999-11-09)
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Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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This popular applications-oriented approach to engineering technology fluid mechanics covers all of the basic principles of fluid mechanics--both statics and dynamics--in a clear, practical presentation that ties theory directly to real devices and systems used in chemical process industries, manufacturing, plant engineering, waste water handling and product design. "The Big Picture" sections--focus on real products or systems where the principles of fluid mechanics are used, discuss the kind of fluid used, what the fluid is used for, how it behaves, what conditions exist in the system that affect its behavior, and the relationships between those systems. Features a "programmed approach" to completely worked, complex, real-world example problems; spreadsheets; a unique presentation of the Moody diagram; highlighted major formulae and definitions; and an extensive set of appendix tables.The Nature of Fluids. Viscosity of Fluids. Pressure Measurement. Forces on Submerged Plane and Curved Areas. Buoyancy and Stability. Flow of Fluids and Bernoulli's Equation. General Energy. Reynolds Number, Laminar Flow, and Turbulent Flow. Energy Losses Due to Friction. Minor Losses. Series Pipe Line Systems. Parallel Pipe Line Systems. Pump Selection and Application. Open Channel Flow. Flow Measurement. Forces Due to Fluids in Motion. Drag and Lift. Fans, Blowers, Compressors. Flow of Gases. Flow of Air in Ducts.For Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Industrial Engineers interested in Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, or Fluid Power. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Don't adapt for your course
The book is very shallow and not worth considering for any engineering or any technical degree. it might be good for high school level pre-engineering classes, but difinetly not at college or university level.

5-0 out of 5 stars Bob Mott knows how to teach.
This is a great text for technology based fluid mechanics. To elementary for an engineering student, but then it was meant for an engineering technology student. I find it easy to use. My students love it. There are few, if any, technology based fluid mechanics texts available of this caliber. I only wish it were less expensive.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best text I've had the pleasure to read, helpful examples
I am the type of person who generally hates the way that texts are written. I have always said, that if I were to write a text, it would be this way. The whole class talks about this book, we love it at at the University here. ... Read more

7. Transport Phenomena, 2nd Edition
by R. ByronBird, Warren E.Stewart, Edwin N.Lightfoot
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Catlog: Book (2001-07-25)
Publisher: Wiley
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Average Customer Review: 3.95 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars ChE's couldn't survive without this book!
This book is known as "BSL" on the University of Wisconsin - Madison engineering campus for its renowned authors and UW-Madison Professors: Bird, Stewart and Lightfoot. I was lucky enough to have ChE 320: Transport Phenomena, with Prof. Stewart in the late 80's and this book helped me through the class. To this day, I still use my copy.

5-0 out of 5 stars It is commonly known as the bible of transport phenomena.
The book gives a very in depth look at transport phenomena. A reader who understands this information will have no trouble at simpler subjects such as mass and heat transfer. A must for Chemical Engineers but would recommend the use of a good professor.

2-0 out of 5 stars They must've gotten too Old
While the first edition was the seminal standard, I don't see how the second edition can be considered the same. First of all just look at the back cover, that's glaring. The numeraters and denomenaters in the differential expressions are reversed from what they should be. Then on page 15 the data given for viscosity of water, the columns for dynamic viscosity in mPa-s and kinematic viscosity in cm2/sec are interchanged with each other from what would be correct. Such things make me hesitant to trust any of the rest of this text.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece
I first used BS&L over 30 years ago for my first Transport classes in Chemical Engineering. It's depth and breadth is such that it was a primary text for four other courses I took later in grad school. I pulled the book out a couple of days ago to review my understanding of heat transfer to help explain it to some youngsters.

To those who complain that it has too much math...take up a new field. Math and science are inextricably linked. Science isn't just your high school teacher babbling about ecology and the "circle of life". This is hard science, the kind that builds nations and brings societies out of disease-infested environments. If you're using this text and can't take the heat, better get out of the kitchen.

5-0 out of 5 stars a surprise may await you !
I am very pleased with the content of the book - it is a classic. However, there's more to the package. First of all, I was surprised to receive the book from a bookstore in Taiwan, although Amazon never lead me to believe it would come form abroad. Second, the book had a large stamp on it saying "not for sale in the US". This, in itself, has to be illegal. Third, a page feel out of the book right away - although it said "printed in the US", it clearly was NOT US quality. So much for outsourcing! So, buyer beware - you really don't know what you'll get in the mail !!!! ... Read more

8. Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
by Bruce R.Munson, Donald F.Young, Theodore H.Okiishi
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Catlog: Book (2001-11-29)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 31943
Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars
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  • Greater number of solved examples than most competing texts.
  • Good emphasis on practical problems, and 25% new homework problems.
  • Early introduction of Bernoulli Equation.
  • Each example problem is completely solved using a problem statement, detailed solution and often giving a brief discussion of related principles from real life situations. This practical problem solving methodology is used to promote students' reasoning skills.
  • E-Text. Each new copy of the fourth edition includes a free CD-ROM containing the e-Text-the entire print component of the book in searchable PDF format, plus additional material not in the print version.
  • Fluid Mechanics Phenomena brings fluid mechanics to life! A series of 80 short video segments on the CD illustrate various aspects of real-world fluid mechanics. The videos are linked within the e-Text directly to those sections and problems that will most benefit from these illustrations:
    • Many of the segments show how fluid motion relates to familiar devices and everyday experiences.
    • Each segment also clearly indicates the key fluid mechanics topic being demonstrated and provides a description of the content.
  • Review Problems with Complete Solutions. Each chapter in the e-Text provides students with 10-20 review problems that link directly to complete detailed solutions for extra guidance in problem-solving. In addition, the review problems are identified by the basic principle they demonstrate, allowing students easy reference to areas they need to review.
  • Lab Problems. The e-Text contains 30 extended laboratory problems that involve actual experimental data for simple experiments often found in introductory fluid mechanics labs. The data for these problems is provided in Excel format.
  • Key Words and Topics. Each chapter contains a list of key words and topics. Within the e-Text, the key words and topics are linked directly to where those concepts are explained in the chapter. Great for studying-think flashcards!
  • Summary sentences. A brief summary sentence on each page of the text.An effective reference and resource to students, these sentences help students locate discussions of important concepts.Used as a study tool, the summary sentences guide students to key concept that students need to understand and encourage them to read the text rather than relying on worked out examples.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book for people who really want to learn theory
In my course of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Brasília (UnB) I've been studying this subject through McDonald and Fox's Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and I really think that Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics is the best choice for people who really want to learn the theory . Besides that Mcdonald and Fox's is better in terms of exercises

4-0 out of 5 stars Say CD..eeeeee....
The best thing about this book is the in-depth soultions to extra problems found only in the CD. So be sure to ask for the CD that accompanies the book; on top of that you get a solid fluid mechanics book that will support you through your fluid classes. A foundational understanding in fluids will also help in classes like Heat Transfer where most of the information is building on information learned in fluids. Good book, good examples, I like a lot of one of the author's (Okiishi) stuff.

2-0 out of 5 stars Dont rely only on this book
If you are cursed with a poor professor and are forced to use the book to teach yourself the material, you will be sorely dissapointed. First of all, the book is extremely wordy and very complicated to understand. You are given a ton of equations when they talk about a topic but you almost always find no use for the majority of them. I find the later chaptersespecially to be all math oriented and I found fewer and fewer real world problems to help study for the exams which had real world questions. In general, I was very dissapointed with the book.

The study guide that accompanes the book is actually fairly decent and succint if not too short and they sometimes dont show important equations

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for the student of Mechanical Engineering
This book is excellent for the engineering student. I recommend it for the beginning student of fluid mechanics or for the advanced student wishing to refresh his/her knowledge of fluid mechanics. The collaborative effort by the authors produce a beautifully explained text. The material is clear and concise and the additional software included with the book is of great use for illustrating important concepts.

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended for Fluid engineering students
This is a highly recommended fluid textbook for students interested in pursuing Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering. The inclusive of the CD-ROM which includes the e-text, videos and step by step solution to some review problems is an addition to what other fluid textbooks recommended by my university don't have.

The explanations of every topic is reader friendly and allows student to grasp the concept easily ... Read more

9. Foundations of Vacuum Science and Technology (Foundations of Vacuum Science & Technology S.)
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Catlog: Book (1998-01-23)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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An indispensable resource for scientists and engineers concerned with high vacuum technology

Vacuum technology has evolved significantly over the past thirty years and is now indispensable to various fields of scientific research as well as the medical technology, food processing, aerospace, and electronics industries.

Foundations of Vacuum Science and Technology offers a comprehensive survey of the physical and chemical principles underlying the production, measurement, and use of high vacuums. It also provides a valuable critical survey of important developments that have occurred in the field over the past several decades.

Comprising contributions from many of the world's leading specialists in vacuum techniques, Foundations of Vacuum Science and Technology:
* Reviews the laws of kinetics, the principles of gas flow over a wide range of pressures, and the behaviors of both compressible and turbulent flows
* Features exhaustive coverage of vacuum pump technology, including liquid ring pumps, dry pumps, turbo pumps, getter pumps, and cryo pumps
* Describes leak detectors used in industry
* Examines all types of pressure measurement techniques, including the latest quadrupole mass spectrometer techniques for partial pressure analysis
* Explores the state of the art in calibration and standards.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good Introduction to Vacuum System
I have used this book as an undergraduate and graduate student. This is a great book that takes you from the basics to the more advanced technologies. A must have for a lab.

4-0 out of 5 stars Foundations of Vacuum Science and Technology
This is a very useful book for the people who is interested in Vacuum technoloyies. ... Read more

10. Engineering Mechanics, Statics
by William F.Riley, Leroy D.Sturges
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Catlog: Book (1995-10-16)
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These exciting books use full-color, and interesting, realistic illustrations to enhance reader comprehension. Also include a large number of worked examples that provide a good balance between initial, confidence building problems and more advanced level problems. Fundamental principles for solving problems are emphasized throughout. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Thourough Statics Text
The greatest feature of this book is the generous use of examples throughout. For every type of problem, there is some close example that you can refer to.

Even though I didn't particularly enjoy the class for which this text was assigned, I think that the book itself is a great resource, and should be recognized as so. ... Read more

11. Boundary-Layer Theory
by Hermann Schlichting, Klaus Gersten, Egon Krause, Katherine Mayes, Herbert, Jr. Oertel
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Asin: 3540662707
Catlog: Book (1999-12-01)
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A new edition of the almost legendary textbook by Schilchting completely revised by Klaus Gersten is now available. This book presents a comprehensive overview of boundary-layer theory and its application to all areas of fluid mechhanics, with emphasis on the flow past bodies (e.g. aircraft aerodynamics). It contains the latest knowledge of the subject based on a thorough review of the literature over the past 15 years. Yet again, it will be an indispensable source of inexhaustible information for students of fluid mechanics and engineers alike. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-have Book for Fluid Mechanics Researchers!
This is the best and the most classical fluid mechanics book that i have read. Read it through carefully and you will get much from it. Reading it from time to time can give you many new knowledge every time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Applause
An excellent resource. A tough act to follow for any other author of BLT books.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another ChE classic!
This book is as much as a classic as BSL's "Transport Phenomena" (the bible) - it surely is a "holy" book to me! ... Read more

12. Continuum Mechanics for Engineers, Second Edition
by George Thomas Mase, George E. Mase
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Catlog: Book (1999-06-18)
Publisher: CRC Press
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The second edition of this popular text continues to provide a solid, fundamental introduction to the mathematics, laws, and applications of continuum mechanics. With the addition of three new chapters and eight new sections to existing chapters, the authors now provide even better coverage of continuum mechanics basics and focus even more attention on its applications.Beginning with the basic mathematical tools needed-including matrix methods and the algebra and calculus of Cartesian tensors-the authors develop the principles of stress, strain, and motion and derive the fundamental physical laws relating to continuity, energy, and momentum. With this basis established, they move to their expanded treatment of applications, including linear and nonlinear elasticity, fluids, and linear viscoelasticityMastering the contents of Continuum Mechanics: Second Edition provides the reader with the foundation necessary to be a skilled user of today's advanced design tools, such as sophisticated simulation programs that use nonlinear kinematics and a variety of constitutive relationships. With its ample illustrations and exercises, it offers the ideal self-study vehicle for practicing engineers and an excellent introductory text for advanced engineering students. ... Read more

13. Dynamic Modeling of Musculoskeletal Motion - A Vectorized Approach for Biomechanical Analysis in Three
by Gary Tad Yamaguchi, Gary T. Yamaguchi
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Catlog: Book (2001-08-01)
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Dynamic Modeling of Musculoskeletal Motion introduces biomechanists at all levels of expertise to modern methods of modeling and analyzing dynamic biomechanical systems in three dimensions. Using vector kinematics, the reader is taught a systematic method which significantly reduces the complexity of working with multiple, moving limb segments in three dimensions. Operations which usually require the application of different calculus are replaced by simple algebraic formula. To derive dynamical equations of motion, a practical introduction to Kane's Method is given. Kane's Method builds upon the foundation of vector kinematics and represents one of the most exciting theoretical developments of the modern era. Together, these techniques enable biomechanists to decipher and model living systems with great realism, efficiency and accuracy. Using these methods, much more time can be spent on biomechanical issues, and much less time must be expended tediously deriving equations of motion. Interwoven with the theoretical presentation are chapters and examples which highlight the subtle differences between inanimate linkages and the biomechanical systems we seek to understand.

About the Cover - Dancer Alea Canning twirls a girl at the Lirio de los Valles orphanage in Baja California, Mexico. Photograph and artwork by Gary T. Yamaguchi. ... Read more

14. Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics
by Ferdinand P. Beer, Jr., E. RussellJohnston
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Asin: 0070045828
Catlog: Book (1987-01-01)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Sales Rank: 535737
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This scalar-based introductory dynamics text, ideally suited for engineering technology programs, provides first-rate treatment of rigid bodies without vector mechanics.This edition provides an extensive selection of new problems and end-of-chapter summaries. The text brings the careful presentation of content, unmatched levels of accuracy, and attention to detail that have made Beer and Johnston texts the standard for excellence in engineering mechanics education. ... Read more

15. SolidWorks for Designers Release 2004
by Sham Tickoo
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Catlog: Book (2003-10-07)
Publisher: Cadcim Technologies
Sales Rank: 51737
Average Customer Review: 4.05 out of 5 stars
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SolidWorks for Designers Release 2004 is a textbook written with the tutorial point of view with learn-by-doing as the theme. About 35 mechanical engineering industry examples are used as tutorials in this book and an additional 25 as exercises to ensure that the user can relate his knowledge of this book with the actual mechanical industry designs.

This textbook consists of 13 logically sequenced chapters covering the Part, Assembly, and Drawing modes of SolidWorks 2004. Every chapter begins with a command section that provides detailed explanation of the commands and tools in SolidWorks 2004. The command section is followed by tutorials that are created using these commands. This approach allows the user to use this textbook initially as a learning tool and then later use it as a reference material.

Special graphics are provided on the commands or tools that are new in SolidWorks 2004 or are enhanced in this release. This allows the reader to recognize all the new additions and enhancements in SolidWorks 2004.

The author provides free technical support to all the users of this textbook. The users can contact for any technical query they have.

The author provides the following teachings aids free to faculty using this textbook.

· PowerPoint Presentations for every chapter in this textbook. You can easily customize these PowerPoint Presentations based on the requirements of the course you are teaching.

· Instructor’s guide with solutions to all review questions and steps to complete all the exercises.

· Part, Assembly, and Drawing files of all tutorials and exercises used in this textbook.

· Course outline. The course outline clearly indicates which sections are to be taught in the introduction or basic class and which sections are for advanced class. This allows you to easily select the topics to be taught in your course.

· Student projects.

· Class tests that you can use as the "end of the course" tests.

Please contact the author at or to access all these teaching aids. ... Read more

Reviews (22)

2-0 out of 5 stars What do you get for $69 ?
I am a new user of SolidWorks, approximately 14 months. Before I used Pro/E, five years. I purchased this book by Sham. I also purchased a SolidWorks 2003 book by Planchard and Planchard. I wanted to learn SolidWorks and to understand the differences between 2003 and 2004. My company will eventual move to 2004.

I read reviews on this book; some good and some not so good. In general the book is OK. Nothing great, "not a five star book", but not a one star. The graphics are fine, but I did fine a few mistakes in the menus, and screen shots that are common for 2003. I did you use any of the supplementary materials.

I not sure if the 2004 information is correct until we switch. The book does assume that you have previous knowledge of design and jumps from a to z in numerous locations. It is not a step by step book.

I question Sham's five star ratings. They sound like he walks on water, also read his reviews on his Pro/E books, in my opinion this is not a five star.

I agree with another reviewer that there is someone out there that is writing bad reviews for both Sham and Planchard. Each book has its strengths. I purchased a few of the Planchard and Planchard books and was very happy in certain areas.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good buy!
I got hold of this book recently and was amazed by the quality of book the author has produced on SolidWorks 2004.

This book has helped me a lot in learning SolidWorks 2004. The blend of graphics and text helps the reader to learn SolidWorks 2004 efficiently.

Yes, the free learning material that comes with this book is very helpful. I recommend this book to all the SolidWorks users.

4-0 out of 5 stars ***Great book from beginner to advance, FULL REVIEW***
Much like most of you, I was very skeptical about chosing this book. I usually try to base my opinions on previous reviews, however I noticed that some very not very happy with the book. I took the risk and bought it. I am currently in my last semester of Mechanical Engineering technology here in Montreal. The book itself is aimed at people with no previous knowledge of the software to advanced users, as it goes from learning basic 2D sketches from scratch to complex 3D Assemblies. One thing I did not like however is that the author would go on explaining examples in words and lacked some key illustrations in the tutorials. For example he would say Draw a line from the outer arc without specifying which one, meanwhile there are 3 outer arcs. That sort of thing. Some more illustrations would have been helpful. The other thing I found, it is a BIG plus to have previous experience with autocad and / or drafting knowledge. The author automatically assumes you have a certain knowledge such as "what a datum is" and such. However if your patient, things are fairly well explained however there is some repetition. The reader quickly realises that solidworks truly is a powerful program and that possibilities are endless. There are examples at the end of each chapter as well as theory review questions to help out. The examples themselves are quite good, and ALL the material learnt in that chapter goes into them. Now for those of you who haved previously used previous versions of Soliworks, what I liked is that the author would put a note wherever there were new features of 2004. Overall, I was happy with this book, there is a lot of knowledge you can learn for 70$. Keep in mind, I do recommend most of you freshen up on your engineering terms if you've been out of the field for THAT long as it is a big help in understanding key parts of the book. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on MSN under . Hope this helps some of you make your choice.

5-0 out of 5 stars good way to learn
I like the tutorials in this book... learned a lot from them. Tips also help in additional knowledge. In all a good reference book to learn solid works 2004.

5-0 out of 5 stars Using it without any problem
I must have been among the first batch of buyers of this book because I received it in the second week of November. Since then, I am using this book day in and day out without any problem. In fact, I rate this book among the top few books I have read. The method of using automatic mirroring that I learnt from this book has increased my productivity because most of the components that I design require that technique. Then I received the learning resources like drawings, answers to exercises, etc from the publisher. This made this book without any doubt the best book I have ever read.

But what I see on amazon is that as soon as someone writes a good review about this book, someone else writes a 1 or 2 star review, which is totally fake. I can bet the person writing these 1 or 2 star reviews has not even seen this book, forget about reading it. Well... I cant do anything about it, but I wanted to write a review so that I could express my views about this book. I really liked this book and am sure everyone who uses this book will learn a lot from it. Take my words on it!!! ... Read more

16. Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics (3rd Edition)
by Anthony Bedford, Wallace T. Fowler
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Catlog: Book (2001-12-20)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 621404
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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This book presents the foundations and applications of statics by emphasizing the importance of visual analysis of topics—especially through the use of free body diagrams. It also promotes a problem-solving approach to solving examples through its strategy, solution, and discussion format. The authors further include design and computational examples that help integrate these ABET 2000 requirements.Features strong coverage of FBDs and free-body and kinetic diagrams. Chapter topics include: Vectors; Forces; Systems of Forces and Moments; Objects in Equilibrium; Structures In Equilibrium; Centroids and Centers of Mass; Moments of Inertia; Friction; Internal Forces and Moments; Virtual Work and Potential Energy; Motion of a Point; Force, Mass, and Acceleration; Energy Methods; Momentum Methods; Planar Kinematics of Rigid Bodies; Planar Dynamics of Rigid Bodies; Energy and Momentum in Rigid Body Dynamics; Three-Dimensional Kinematics and Dynamics of Rigid Bodies; Vibration.For professionals in mechanical, civil, aeronautical, or engineering mechanics fields. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Okay, but not great
Not a bad text. It is well-written and clear, but lacks depth. Slightly oversimplified. There is not a sufficient variety of problems. I taught from this text and found that I had to supplement it with my own information. ... Read more

17. Introduction to the Finite Element Method
by J. N.Reddy
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Catlog: Book (1993-01-01)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Sales Rank: 103362
Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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The second edition is intended for the junior-senior-graduate level course in finite element method. This text includes a step-by-step, systematic approach to the formulation and analysis of differential and integral equations in variational forms for use as finite element methods. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars a very good book
I learnt FE from this book. It is clear, coincise, full of well-worked examples. It covers almost all of the aspectes of FE programming. The book contains two educational codes, thought both are FORTRAN77 code, one can easily understand what's going on, so as to rewrite it in C or, say, FORTRAN90.

The first s chapters of the book regard the FEm method in general, the 4th focuses on structural mechanics, 5th is about errors in FE analysis, 6th and 7th about numerical integration and 8th is on 2 and 3 dimension FE problem.

Actually this is an introductory book, so the 2 and 3 D problems are not deeply trated.

The book is never hard to understand, and it's suitable (waw!!) for self study.

4-0 out of 5 stars It is one of my best list.
Just completing his second and third chapter in FE formulation, you cannot deny Dr.Reddy's ingenius in FE. His solid background in Variational Calculus will enlight you the real nature of Finite Element approximation and bring you understand how can fomulate FE statement from BVP. Don't be bored in his mathematical written styles, because you could not understand FE in other ways. Absolutely, this book is one in my best list of FE textbook. His enlightment could not be found in a plenty of FE textbooks sold in your bookstore. Just read it!!! You may think like me.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE BOOK
This book is a nice starting point for FEM modeling.
I have had experience with contol volume and
finite difference and am trying to catch on FEM.
It helps me where i need help. There is this other
book by Schaums that complements this book. I am buying the second book on Finite Elements authored by him....You can imagine....I am in love with the book.....really...the mathematical formulations....the very fact that it looks so abstruse that is the reason i love it..clarity of thought i respect like mad! And he has it all!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Textbooks in FE
Not only was I introduced to the infinite world of Finite Elements through this book, but I have also used it in the FE class I teach at UCSD. I have found the variational formulations approach most helpful as it fits anyone in the various disciplines of engineering and applied mathematics. "Give me the field equation and I shall develop the FE model" is the motto I have used to build a career in FE; and Dr. Reddy's Book was certainly the cornerstone. OK..I am biased...Dr. Reddy was my doctoral advisior; he is the best in the business.

Samuel K. Kassegne, PhD, PE San Diego, California

3-0 out of 5 stars Great Introductory Book
This book is quite good. It will really teach you the basics of Finite element Method. But one problem i encountered is that if you use this book to learn, the next time you need to study deeper FEM, you will have a hard time understanding the very different approaches and also notation. But still this book will give you many things you need to know. ... Read more

18. Analytical Mechanics
by J. L. Lagrange, Auguste Claude Boissonnade, Victor N. Vagliente
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Catlog: Book (2001-02-15)
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
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J.L. Lagrange is a name well known to students in all branches of mathematics and applied mathematics. But by far his most famous work deals with mechanics -- the Mecanique analytique. In this work, he used the Principle of Virtual Work as the foundation for all of mechanics and thereby brought together statics, hydrostatics, dynamics and hydrodynamics. His approach differed significantly from the mechanics of Newton and the physical approach to mechanics of Laplace and Poisson. The difference is due primarily to the introduction by Lagrange of a fictitious constraint force. The purpose of the constraint force is to enforce an algebraic relation between the coordinates of the parts of a continuous body or between various bodies. Moreover, the physical origin of this force does not have to be known. From this point, Lagrange utilizes the methodology of the Calculus of Variations -- a methodology which he himself developed -- to vary the configuration of a system in statics or the path of a system in dynamics in order to obtain the governing differential equations.Audience: Historians of science, mathematicians, physicists and engineers, and scholars specializing in classical mechanics, celestial mechanics, mathematics of mechanics and mechanics in general. ... Read more

19. Mechanics of Materials, 2nd Edition
by Roy R.Craig
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Catlog: Book (1999-11-16)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 100508
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Written by an award-winning teacher and internationally-known structural dynamicist, this invaluable book gives readers a thorough grounding in all the basics-equilibrium, material behavior, and the geometry of deformation. It also provides a systematic problem-solving methodology that provides a practical system for planning and analyzing solutions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars a Structural PE perspective
I became familiar with this outstanding text when my son took a strength of materials course at the University of Texas at Austin. As a Professional Structural Engineer, I understood the importance of this course in the engineering curriculum. Also, I know from experience that many good students have trouble mastering the material. So I bought a copy so I could help my son by telephone. I am familiar with all the major texts in this subject including the classic book by Gere and Timoshenko and the popular text by Beer and Johnston.

I was immediately impressed with the Craig book. The text has clear discussions and explanations and a masterful emphasis on the three fundamentals of structural mechanics: equilibrium, material behavior and geometry of deformation. For my money it is head and shoulders above the Gere and Timoshenko and the Beer and Johnston texts. Not that they are bad books; but the Craig book is a much better book. The Beer and Johnston text is largely a cookbook approach. The emphasis is on learning specific methods to solve specific types of problems. The Gere and Timoshenko text is a virtual strength of materials encyclopedia. No book in this field has a more thorough discussion of beams. But what students (and practicing engineers) need most is where the Craig text has no peer: 1)clear, simple explanations with an emphasis on equilibrium, material behavior, and geometry of deformation and 2)a rational and logical problem solving procedure that shows students how practicing engineers approach real-world problems. A student who learns the material in this book will have solid basis for becoming a competent engineer and for more advanced work in structural mechanics.

Some of the strengths of this text include:

1. A graphic-based menu-driven computer program that includes for modules for beams, section properties, solution of simultaneous linear algebraic equations, plotting shear and moment diagrams, and plotting of Mohr's circles for stress and strain. The output from one module can be imported to the other modules. This is very user-friendly software. It can be used to solve homework problems and for carrying out iterative design solutions.

2. Emphasis on a rational and logical four-step problem-solving procedure including flow charts. The procedure includes planning the solution as well as reviewing the solution for reasonableness. Making these two steps an ingrained habit is essential to being a competent and proficient structural engineer.

3. Repeated emphasis on the three fundamental concepts of structural mechanics: equilibrium, deformation behavior of materials, and geometry of deformation. Part of becoming a competent engineer is making these three concepts second nature and learning to apply them in a skillful manner.

4. The use of force-method and displacement-method concepts; understanding these concepts is essential in more advanced work in structural mechanics.

5. All of the traditional mechanics of materials subjects are covered including what I consider the best, most through discussion of strain found in any of the popular texts on this subject. The discussion of strain includes a thorough explanation of the concept of deformation diagrams and strain-displacement analysis.

6. An introductory chapter that reviews the concept of static equilibrium and relates it to the equilibrium of deformable bodies.

7. A superior discussion of stress concentrations and failure theories.

8. Exceptionally clear discussions of stress and strain in beams.

9. The illustrations in the Craig text are clearly superior to the illustrations in the competitive texts.

10. Appendix A includes a valuable discussion of the use of power series approximation formulas. The approximations are useful in strain-displacement analysis because they allow the reduction of complex, nonlinear strain-displacement equations to linear, small-displacement forms.

11. The Craig book comes across to me as a book written by someone who passionately cares about his subject and really wants his students to understand the subject. Not just to learn enough problem solutions to pass the course. I get the impression that this book was a labor of love by the author. If an engineering student can pick up on that he has to believe that this is an important subject to master, not just to pass. The writing in the competitive texts comes across as somewhat stale. Maybe they have been through so many editions they just are not fresh and have become another job for the authors.

4-0 out of 5 stars Review by a stress engineer
1. Emphasis on fundamentals - slower-paced in the beginning where engineering books should be. 2. Does not waste space on advanced topics such as thick,curved beams, etc. 3. Exception to 2 (above): Gives a brief introduction to the finite element method which is vital to today's stress engineer. Includes a 4-page insert of photos of FEM models. 4. Does not use complicated matrix and tensor notation. 5. Uses concepts of equilibrium. stress-strain, and geometric compatibility where possible. 6. Provides a systematic, 4-step, problem-solving procedure which includes a review of the solution (something many engineers don't do enough) 7. Comprehensive discussion of strain. 8. Numerous examples and HW problems. 9. Comes with a CD-ROM containing an award-winning program called MDSolids which has numerous modules for problem solving of beams, trusses, Mohr's circle, properties, etc. It is the most user-friendly software I have ever used, and I have used a lot of software over 30 years. The CD has built-in examples for learning the material, but the modules also allow you to input your own problems. For example, the Beam Module allows you to break up a beam into up to 10 finite elements with generic loads on each element. Output values are tabulated and plotted for shear, moment, slope, and deflection.An added feature is that you can import values from one module into another. For example, you can use the Properties Module to calculate area and moments of inertia, and then import those values into the Beam Module. The CD alone is worth the price of the book. ... Read more

20. Nonlinear Elasticity and Theoretical Mechanics: In Honour of A.E. Green
by P.M. Naghdi, A.J.M. Spencer
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Catlog: Book (1994-11-01)
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