The textbook for this course is:

Computer-Aided Analysis of Mechanical Systems
P. E. Nikravesh
Prentice-Hall, 1988

Since the book is out of print, you may obtain a copy by downloading the PDF files from this site. If you are not registered for this course but are downloading the PDF files , please send an email to the author/instructor with your name and email address. You will then be contacted in the future regarding additional corrections, new edition of the book, or any other relevant information.

PDF Files

The PDF files are the result of scanning the printed textbook one page at the time. Therefore the quality of a printed PDF file is not very high. In addition the size of each file is relatively large. This may result in a long downloading time if you are not using a broadband internet connection.

An errata file is provided for you to correct the errors in the textbook. If you find any new errors please inform the author/instructor.

errata (40K)
chapter 03 (1.3M)
chapter 07 (716K)
chapter 11 (300K)
chapter 15 (244K)
chapter 00 (512K)
chapter 04 (1.2M)
chapter 08 (544K)
chapter 12 (420K)
chapter 16 (460K)
chapter 01 (864K)
chapter 05 (1M)
chapter 09 (732K)
chapter 13 (884K)
chapter 02 (460K)
chapter 06 (936K)
chapter 10 (1.1M)
chapter 14 (276K)