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Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Matter

  • Date Published: February 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107089952


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  • Aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this book provides a clear unified view of continuum mechanics that will be a welcome addition to the literature. Samuel Paolucci provides a well-grounded mathematical structure and also gives the reader a glimpse of how this material can be extended in a variety of directions, furnishing young researchers with the necessary tools to venture into brand new territory. Particular emphasis is given to the roles that thermodynamics and symmetries play in the development of constitutive equations for different materials. Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Matter is ideal for a one-semester course in continuum mechanics, with 250 end-of-chapter exercises designed to test and develop the reader's understanding of the concepts covered. Six appendices enhance the material further, including a comprehensive discussion of the kinematics, dynamics and balance laws applicable in Riemann spaces.

    • An introductory text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, containing 250 exercises
    • Provides a deeper understanding of many aspects of single phase continuum mechanics
    • Prepares the reader for more advanced topics such as wave propagation and magnetohydrodynamic fluid mechanics
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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107089952
    • length: 520 pages
    • dimensions: 264 x 187 x 34 mm
    • weight: 1.14kg
    • contains: 53 b/w illus. 20 tables 250 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Tensor analysis
    3. Kinematics
    4. Mechanics and thermodynamics
    5. Principles of constitutive theory
    6. Spatially uniform systems
    7. Thermoelastic solids
    8. Fluids
    9. Viscoelasticity

  • Author

    S. Paolucci, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
    S. Paolucci is currently Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Director of C-SWARM at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

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