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December 27, 2018


Just one book in common : The elusive neutrino.

Stu--Nick is still at WSU. Of course, on occasion (mostly, summers) he goes elsewhere. He spent last summer at the Fermi Labs in Chicago, for instance.

It's not surprising, given our respective careers, that our reference books don't match up. Had I kept my physics books, I'm sure we would have had more overlap in our libraries.

One book in common, Mechanics of Materials and two near misses. Just plane old Structural Analysis and Michael Chrichton’s Airframe. The missile book would be a fun addition to an office bookshelf.

Ingineer--Thanks for the laugh in comparing Niu's Airframe Stress Analysis and Sizing to Chrichton's novel, Airframe.

The photo that I just posted shows the Mech of Mat'ls book that, I believe, Hunky Husband used in school (1958). I believe the one in the top photo was one that he or I bought for reference since it is not the book that I used in school (1973). Since I gave my books away along the way, few if any of the books we still have were ever used by me in taking a course. The missile book was HH's. I was program manager on a small missile program in 1988, but don't think I bought any books on missiles - ever.

Response online now at my blog.

Glad you got a laugh out of my lowbrow attempt at humor. Now I see more books that I have in common. While I do not know the exact edition since they are buried at the office or on long term loan to other engineers, I own CRC Math Tables, a Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics and an Elementary Surveying Book. The CRC book I purchased in High School.

I have the 37th edition of the C&P, so yes, you did give it away.

Ingineer--I had failed to note your punning "plane" for "plain". Shame on me!

Bogie--Thank you, Sweetheart. I will quit tearing the house apart looking for that book. I'm happy that you have it!

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