This book is self-contained and the coverage assumes an elementary knowledge of mechanics of materials, and mathematics. It provides a simple, comprehensive and mathematical presentation of plate theories, with their application to plate bending problems. A balance between theory and numerical problems has been maintained throughout the book. Both analytical and numerical methods have been addressed, with a large number of solved examples to illustrate the application of these methods to various plate problems of practical interest. Wherever possible, formulae and tabulation of plate problem solutions have been provided to help the practising engineer to carry out design calculations with ease. Exercises at the end of each chapter help the student to test his/her understanding of the subject thus far.