**Mike Fagan ...**336 pages -

**Publisher:**Prentice Hall; (February, 1996) ...

**Language:**English -

**ISBN-10:**0582022479 -

**ISBN-13:**978-0582022478 ...

This text treats the fundamental principles of the method in a simple, logical manner, placing the emphasis on the practical applications of the method in those areas where it is most commonly used, and so enabling the student to develop a sound understanding of the subject. Using simple, understandable mathematics, backed up by practical modelling details and worked examples, the author explains the theory and then introduces the reader to the more advanced applications and facilities offered by commercial finite packages.