Some praise for the original edition:
"[Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics] contains a large number of examples treated in great detail . . . The author takes great pains to carefully examine all the points touched upon . . . The material is presented in a very systematic way, almost always going from the general to the more particular. The text is extremely clear and consistent, and all the figures are of excellent quality . . . The careful, authoritative and comprehensive way in which the material is presented reflects the long experience of the author in teaching dynamics to generations of students."
-Peter Hagedorn, Darmstadt University of Technology