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A first course in continuum mechanics.


A first course in continuum mechanics.

Gonzalez, Oscar and Andrew M. Stuart.

Cambridge U. Pr.


394 pages



Cambridge texts in applied mathematics.


Designed for advanced undergraduate and early graduate students in engineering and mathematics, this introductory text is rich with exercises, making it also suitable for self-study for readers with a basic knowledge of linear algebra, multivariate calculus, differential equations and physics. Gonzalez (mathematics, U. of Texas) and Stuart (mathematics, U. of Warwick) keep in mind fields in which the modeling and simulation of materials with significant coupling and thermal effects as they explain tensor algebra and tensor calculus, then give comprehensive coverage of continuum mass and force concepts, kinematics, balance laws, isothermal fluid and solid mechanics and thermal fluid and solid mechanics. Their bibliographical notes are likely to be very helpful to those studying outside the classroom, and they provide an index which should serve as a model for mathematical texts.

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