Continuum Mechanics Through the Twentieth Century: A Concise Historical Perspective by Gerard A MauginContinuum Mechanics Through the Twentieth Century: A Concise Historical Perspective by Gerard A Maugin

Continuum Mechanics Through the Twentieth Century: A Concise Historical Perspective

byGerard A Maugin

Paperback | May 15, 2015

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This overview of the development of continuum mechanics throughout the twentieth century is unique and ambitious. Utilizing a historical perspective, it combines an exposition on the technical progress made in the field and a marked interest in the role played by remarkable individuals and scientific schools and institutions on a rapidly evolving social background. It underlines the newly raised technical questions and their answers, and the ongoing reflections on the bases of continuum mechanics associated, or in competition, with other branches of the physical sciences, including thermodynamics. The emphasis is placed on the development of a more realistic modeling of deformable solids and the exploitation of new mathematical tools. The book presents a balanced appraisal of advances made in various parts of the world. The author contributes his technical expertise, personal recollections, and international experience to this general overview, which is very informative albeit concise.

Title:Continuum Mechanics Through the Twentieth Century: A Concise Historical PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:314 pagesPublished:May 15, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400796943

ISBN - 13:9789400796942

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Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Land Clearers and the "Classics"

2. Transition to the 20thCentury

3. Rheology and Nonlinear Elasticity

4. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Spirit

5. Axiomatization and Thermo-Mechanics

6. The British School of Elasticity, Plasticity and Defects: Applied Mathematics

7. The French Masters

8. The Polish Strength

9. German Revival in Continuum Mechanics After WWII

10. European Miscellanei and Asia

11. The Soviet and Russian Schools

12. Continuum Mechanics and Electromagnetism

13. Generalized Continuum Mechanics: Various Paths

14. Configurational Mechanics

15. Relativistic Continuum Mechanics: A 20thCentury Adventure

16. Epilogue

Appendix: Selected Biographies of Mechanicians

Index