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“The intended audience of this book is that of students majoring in civil engineering and architecture who have obtained preliminary concepts of engineering mechanics and mechanics of materials. The main objective is to develop the student’s ability to analyze structures using manual computational procedures and validate computer-based predictions of structural response. … The book is sufficiently comprehensive and can be used for elementary and higher-level undergraduate subjects.” (Irina Alexandrovna Bolgrabskaya, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1256, 2013)