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Principles of Continuum Mechanics

A Basic Course for Physicists

Authors: Martinec, Zdeněk

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  • Clear and comprehensible presentation of the principles of continuum mechanics
  • Concludes with with the theory of small motions in a medium with a finite prestress
  • Aimed at students of physics, mechanics, engineering, geosciences as well as applied mathematics
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This book addresses the basic concepts of continuum mechanics, that is, the classical field theory of deformable bodies. The theory is systematically developed, from the kinematics to the balance equations, the material theory, and the entropy principles. In turn, the linear-elastic solids, the ideal liquid and the Newtonian liquid are presented in detail as concrete applications. The book concludes by covering the theory of small motions in a medium with a finite prestress. In general, the emphasis is on presenting the content in a clear and straightforward way that requires only an elementary grasp of calculus, linear algebra, and Newtonian mechanics. The book is intended for students of physics, mechanics, engineering and the geosciences, as well as applied mathematics, with a year or more of college calculus behind them.

About the authors

Zdenek Martinec, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin, IrelandandDepartment of Geophysics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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“Principles of Continuum Mechanics can nevertheless serve as a useful quick-reference summary of major results and analysis methods in continuum mechanics.” (R. M. Brannon, Physics Today, April, 2020)
“The book will be a useful support for undergraduate students from different fields. It can also be useful to researchers who will find the bases of continuum mechanics with examples.” (Alain Brillard, zbMATH 1428.74001, 2020)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Continuum Mechanics
Book Subtitle
A Basic Course for Physicists
Authors
Series Title
Nečas Center Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05390-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05390-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-05389-5
Series ISSN
2523-3343
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 247
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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