If you want to explore this resource, I suggest you start by clicking on either Programming in Maple or Programming in Mathematica and then on to `Catalogue of Maple files' or `Catalogue of Mathematica files'. If you have never used these methods to solve problems, you will surprised how effective they are. You will however need to have Mathematica or Maple installed on your computer system. Additional resources for Mathematica solutions of some elasticity problems can be found at http://documents.wolfram.com/applications/structural/. In particular, Chapters 3 and 4 of this resource apply to problems from Chapters 17 and 16 respectively of `Elasticity'.

I have also taken the opportunity to include substantially more material in the second edition - notably three chapters on antiplane stress systems, including Saint-Venant torsion and bending and an expanded section on three-dimensional problems in spherical and cylindrical coordinate systems, including axisymmetric torsion of bars of non-uniform circular cross-section.

Finally, I have greatly expanded the number of end-of-chapter problems. Some of these problems are quite challenging, indeed several were the subject of substantial technical papers within the not too distant past, but they can all be solved in a few hours using Maple or Mathematica. A full set of solutions to these problems is in preparation and will be made available to * bona fide* instructors on request.

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