This book's methodological approach familiarizes readers with the mathematical tools required to correctly define and solve problems in continuum mechanics. The book covers essential principles and fundamental applications, and provides a solid basis for a deeper study of more challenging and specialized problems related to elasticity, fluid mechanics, plasticity, materials with memory, piezoelectricity, ferroelectricity, magneto-fluid mechanics, and state changes. Key topics and features:
• Concise presentation strikes a balance between fundamentals and applications
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|Series:||Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology Series|
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Table of ContentsPreface.- Elements of Linear Algebra.- Vector Analysis.- Finite and Infinitesimal Deformations.- Kinematics.- Balance Equations.- Constitutive Equations.- Symmetry Groups: Solids and Fluids.- Wave Propagation.- Fluid Mechanics.- Linear Elasticity.- Other Approaches to Thermodynamics.- References.- Index