This substantial book is presented in 10 chapters and eight appendices, and is supplemented by >0.5 GB of downloadable computer files, including some compressed files, grouped into six folders. The authors must have been frustrated as they tried to extract actual values from reference book figures, because they include in the downloadable material Microsoft Excel files of data and graphs that they used to produce the figures in the book. Also contained in the downloadable material are laboratory test data, case-history data, programs, calibrations, source code, executable code and software verification files.

Chapter 1, Introduction (34 pp., 8% of the...

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