**The book "Mechanics of Materials for Dummies" by James H. Allen exists, and as of 2014 it is available on Amazon.** The book is available in paperback as well as eBook format and has 384 pages.

"Mechanics of Materials for Dummies" has roots in engineering mechanics, mathematics and physics. It covers a wide variety of topics such as aerospace and aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering and civil engineering. The book tracks an undergraduate course and provides a thorough understanding to the subject of mechanics. Clear and plain explanations are given for topics such as geometric compatibility, principles of equilibrium, plasticity and elasticity and more.