A First Course in Continuum Mechanics by Oscar GonzalezA First Course in Continuum Mechanics by Oscar Gonzalez

A First Course in Continuum Mechanics

byOscar Gonzalez, Andrew M. Stuart

Paperback | February 18, 2008

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 396 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


A concise account of various classic theories of fluids and solids, this book is for courses in continuum mechanics for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Thoroughly class-tested in courses at Stanford University and the University of Warwick, it is suitable for both applied mathematicians and engineers. The only prerequisites are an introductory undergraduate knowledge of basic linear algebra and differential equations. Unlike most existing works at this level, this book covers both isothermal and thermal theories. The theories are derived in a unified manner from the fundamental balance laws of continuum mechanics. Intended both for classroom use and for self-study, each chapter contains a wealth of exercises, with fully worked solutions to odd-numbered questions. A complete solutions manual is available to instructors upon request. Short bibliographies appear at the end of each chapter, pointing to material which underpins or expands upon the material discussed.
Andrew Stuart is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick. His general research interests cover computational stochastic processes and dynamical systems and his current research efforts are directed mainly towards problems at the interface of applied mathematics and statistics. He has contributed articles to numerous journ...
Title:A First Course in Continuum MechanicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.9 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:February 18, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521714249

ISBN - 13:9780521714242


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Tensor algebra; 2. Tensor calculus; 3. Continuum mass and force concepts; 4. Kinematics; 5. Balance laws; 6. Isothermal fluid mechanics; 7. Isothermal solid mechanics; 8. Thermal fluid mechanics; 9. Thermal solid mechanics; Answers to selected problems; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This book...covers its topics exhaustively and in great detail ... the detailed examples are also very useful for lecturers." - Axel Maas, Mathematical Reviews