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Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics: With Applications to Mechanical, Thermomechanical, and Smart Materials

Author By : Stephen Bechtel and Robert Lowe,
Genres : Physics
Publisher : Academic Press,
ISBN-10 : 012394600X
Pages :
Chapters :
Publish Date : November 19, 2014
File Type : PDF
Language : English
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Since 1980s, the engineering mechanics curriculum has received major modifications. Initially, in the later years, the linear elasticity, viscosity elasticity and other concepts were followed by a unifying course in a continuum mechanics. In the present time, with onslaught of latest materials and improvement in technology competing for space, actually there is no place for such several old courses. Another thing, most the teaching and learning part is performed through practices by students. However this best method in ineffective due to time limits.
This book offers to understand several essential facts, it is the first material that covers the concepts in an efficient manner with respect to time. This single book shows the special cases, the concepts are made very clear with redundancy avoided. Most of the problems in book are elaborated as examples with complete solutions. Every example in itself shows the real concept. Finally, it literally emphasizes the connection between maths and physics. The indicial notation is jettisoned fully towards more compact and beautiful direct notation, that enables you to keep your basics clear by using this single book. Additionally, the development is limited in mathematical parlance to only what that is needed to vigorously explain the physics.