Physical description 
1 online resource (xiii, 399 pages) : illustrations (some color). 
Series 
Solid Mechanics and Its Applications, 09250042 ; volume 210


Solid mechanics and its applications ; v.210. 09250042

Contents 
Coordinate transformations  Balances (in particular in Cartesian systems  Spatial derivatives of fields  Balance equations in skew curvilinear coordinate systems  Constitutive equations in arbitrary coordinate systems  A first glance on field equations  Observers and frames of reference in classical continuum theory  Problems of linear elasticity  Selected problems for Newtonian and Maxwellian fluids  Introduction to timeindependent plasticity theory  Entropy  Fundamentals of electromagnetic field theory. 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index. 
Summary 
This book introduces field theory as required in solid and fluid mechanics as well as in electromagnetism. It also presents the necessary mathematical framework, namely tensor algebra and tensor calculus, by using an inductive approach, which makes it particularly suitable for beginners. In general, the book can be used in undergraduate classes on continuum theory and, more specifically, in courses on continuum mechanics, for students of physics and engineering alike. The benefits for the readers consist of providing a sound basis of the subject as a whole and of training their ability for solving specific problems in a rational manner. For this purpose the general laws of nature in terms of the balances for mass, momentum, and energy are applied and combined with constitutive relations, which are material specific. Various examples and homework problems illustrate how to use the theory in daily practice. Numerous minibiographies have been added to the mathematical text for diversion and amusement. 
Notes 
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed January 20, 2014). 
Subject 
Continuum mechanics.


SCIENCE / Mechanics / General 

SCIENCE / Mechanics / Solids 

Electronic books. 
ISBN 
9789400777996 (electronic bk.) 

940077799X (electronic bk.) 

9789400777989 
Standard Number 
10.1007/9789400777996 
