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# An Introduction to Differential Geometry with Applications to Elasticity

## byPhilippe G. Ciarlet

### Paperback | October 19, 2010

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This book is based on a series of lectures delivered over the years by the author at the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, at the University of Stuttgart, and at City University of Hong Kong. Its two-fold aim is to provide a thorough introduction to the basic theorems of differential geometry and to elasticity in curvilinear coordinates and shell theory. To this end, the fundamental existence and uniqueness theorems are proved in great details. Such theorems include the fundamental theorem of surface theory, which asserts that the Gauss and Codazzi-Mainardi equations are sufficient for the existence of a surface with prescribed fundamental forms, as well as the corresponding rigidity theorem. Recent results, which have not yet appeared in book form are also included, such as the continuity of a surface as a function of its fundamental forms.This book also provides a detailed description of the equations of nonlinear and linearized elasticity in curvilinear coordinates, together with a direct proof of the three-dimensional Korn inequality in curvilinear coordinates. The book also includes a detailed description of Koiter's equations for nonlinearly and linearly elastic shells, a complete analysis of the existence, uniqueness, and regularity of the solutions of Koiter's equations in the linear case.The treatment is essentially self-contained and proofs are complete. In particular, no a priori knowledge of diferential geometry or elasticity theory or shell theory is assumed. Another highlight of this book is the focus on the interplay between "theoretical" and "applied" differential geometry. For instance, rather than being introduced in a formal way, covariant derivatives of a tensor field appear in a natural way in the course of the derivation of the basic boundary value problems of nonlinear elasticity in curvilinear coordinates and of shell theory.

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Title:An Introduction to Differential Geometry with Applications to ElasticityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface; Chapter 1. Three-dimensional differential geometry: 1.1. Curvilinear coordinates, 1.2. Metric tensor, 1.3. Volume, areas, and lengths in curvilinear coordinates, 1.4. Covariant derivatives of a vector field, 1.5. Necessary conditions satisfied by the metric tensor; the Riemann curvature tensor, 1.6. Existence of an immersion defined on an open set in R3 with a prescribed metric tensor, 1.7. Uniqueness up to isometries of immersions with the same metric tensor, 1.8. Continuity of an immersion as a function of its metric tensor;Chapter 2. Differential geometry of surfaces: 2.1. Curvilinear coordinates on a surface, 2.2. First fundamental form, 2.3. Areas and lengths on a surface, 2.4. Second fundamental form; curvature on a surface, 2.5. Principal curvatures; Gaussian curvature, 2.6. Covariant derivatives of a vector field defined on a surface; the Gauss and Weingarten formulas, 2.7. Necessary conditions satisfied by the first and second fundamental forms: the Gauss and Codazzi-Mainardi equations; Gauss' theorema egregium, 2.8. Existence of a surface with prescribed first and second fundamental forms, 2.9. Uniqueness up to proper isometries of surfaces with the same fundamental forms, 2.10.Continuity of a surface as a function of its fundamental forms; Chapter 3. Applications to three-dimensional elasticity in curvilinear coordinates: 3.1. The equations of nonlinear elasticity in Cartesian coordinates, 3.2. Principle of virtual work in curvilinear coordinates, 3.3. Equations of equilibrium in curvilinear coordinates; covariant derivatives of a tensor field, 3.4. Constitutive equation in curvilinear coordinates, 3.5. The equations of nonlinear elasticity in curvilinear coordinates, 3.6. The equations of linearized elasticity in curvilinear coordinates, 3.7. A fundamental lemma of J.L. Lions, 3.8. Korn's inequalities in curvilinear coordinates, 3.9. Existence and uniqueness theorems in linearized elasticity in curvilinear coordinates; Chapter 4. Applications to shell theory: 4.1. The nonlinear Koiter shell equations, 4.2. The linear Koiter shell equations, 4.3. Korn's inequality on a surface, 4.4. Existence and uniqueness theorems for the linear Koiter shell equations; covariant derivatives of a tensor field defined on a surface, 4.5. A brief review of linear shell theories; References; Index.

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From the reviews:"This is a book about differential geometry and elasticity theory also published earlier as journal article. And, indeed it covers both subjects in a coextensive way that can not be found in any other book in the field. . the list of references containing more than 120 items is representative enough and the interested reader should be able to find them among these." (Ivailo Mladenov, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1100 (2), 2007)