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Vibration Problems in Engineering is a great reference book for the mechanical engineer. The print readability is not as good as modern textbooks but it contains all of the same information with real application and then some (which isn’t always found in modern textbooks).
It contains many specialized problems and takes an “old world” approach to problem solving. This book helped me (entry level engineer) take a different perspective of real world engineering. It is also very similar to J.P. Den Hartog’s Mechanical Vibrations.
Timoshenko is a legend in the vibration engineering world, and now I understand why. There are some things in his book that are over my head, but I am able to grasp the concept nonetheless. His insight, combined with the straightforward way he presents the material, are truly a benefit for me, my career, and my peace of mind. It’s a great treatise, if you’re part nerd like me.