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Introduction to Continuum Mechanics for Engineers: Revised Edition

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This self-contained graduate-level text introduces classical continuum models within a modern framework. Its numerous exercises illustrate the governing principles, linearizations, and other approximations that constitute classical continuum models.
Starting with an overview of one-dimensional continuum mechanics, the text advances to examinations of the kinematics of motion, the governing equations of balance, and the entropy inequality for a continuum. The main portion of the...
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Overview


This self-contained graduate-level text introduces classical continuum models within a modern framework. Its numerous exercises illustrate the governing principles, linearizations, and other approximations that constitute classical continuum models.
Starting with an overview of one-dimensional continuum mechanics, the text advances to examinations of the kinematics of motion, the governing equations of balance, and the entropy inequality for a continuum. The main portion of the book involves models of material behavior and presents complete formulations of various general continuum models. The final chapter contains an introductory discussion of materials with internal state variables. Two substantial appendixes cover all of the mathematical background necessary to understand the text as well as results of representation theorems. Suitable for independent study, this volume features 280 exercises and 170 references.
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Textbooks for graduate engineering students. Provides complete formulation for the theories of linear viscous fluids. Topics include: one-dimensional continuum mechanics, kinematics of motion, equations of balance, models of material behavior; and materials with internal state variables. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486474601
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 4/21/2010
  • Series: Dover Civil and Mechanical Engineering Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,193,884
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


1. One-Dimensional Continuum Mechanics
2. Kinematics of Motion
3. Equations of Balance
4. Models of Material Behavior
5. Materials with Internal State Variables
Appendix A. Mathematical Preliminaries
Appendix B. Representation Theorems
Bibliography
Index
 
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