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As result of using the first edition in the teaching of courses on Failure Analysis in the United States, Europe, and Asia, it is clear that students need more background in fundamental areas such as elasticity and plasticity, phase diagrams, fatigue, and statistics in order to deal comfortably with the subject matter, and in this second edition, additional material has been presented to provide this background. In addition, new topics such as the staircase method in fatigue have been included and a few subjects, such as discussion of the stresses developed in crane hooks, have been omitted. In addition, more homework problems have been included that are directly related to failure analysis so that the applicability of subjects such as fracture mechanics to real-world situations is more clearly understood. In this regard. Prof. Leon Shaw, formerly of the University of Connecticut and now with the Illinois Institute of Technology has been a valued contributor.