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on 1 April 2015
I have a copy of this book of the previous edition and taught FE myself, though I learned numerical methods (finite different and some finite element) at university.

I recommend this book to students on undergraduate/post graduate engineering (mechanical and civil) course and design engineers who want to know something about FE. This book starts with some variational calculus (just enough, not too much and not too little) and 1D FE problems and then gets into 2D problems. Because 1D FE principles are so well written, once readers understand how 1D FE analysis works and there shouldn’t be difficulty in understanding 2D problems .

As the title of this book implies, the book is an introduction to FE so it touches a little on 3D FE analysis. Hence, it may not be good for researchers who want to write their own codes. Anyway, it is very good for students and design engineers in a d bid to understand what FE is.
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on 12 March 2008
I looked many books at the library and elsewhere for FEA and this books is the best if you are an undergraduare or Msc student.it has examples which other books dont,has a solutions manual(you can buy extra) uses an understandable notation and generally is easy to follow and this is because it is well written.it is beter than my uni notes i would say.
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on 4 February 1998
J.N. Reddy's has to be one of the finest books for learning the finite element method. The presentation is simple and follows a careful order that essential for understanding the implementation of the technique. The book has many examples from structural engineering, but even if you are not interested in structures (as I am), there are many cross-disiplinary examples. The book also has some Fortran examples in the appendix. This book is far easier to understand than "The finite element method for engineers" by Juebner, Thornton and Byrom.
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on 14 April 1999
From an undergraduate student perspective, this book is a great introductory text. It gives full details and easy to follow step-by-step methods for the example problems. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making this book understandable! I hope other authors of books for undergraduate students will apply a similar format.
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