Partial Differential Equations In Mechanics 1: Fundamentals, Laplace's Equation, Diffusion Equation, Wave Equation by A.P.S. SelvaduraiPartial Differential Equations In Mechanics 1: Fundamentals, Laplace's Equation, Diffusion Equation, Wave Equation by A.P.S. Selvadurai

Partial Differential Equations In Mechanics 1: Fundamentals, Laplace's Equation, Diffusion Equation…

byA.P.S. Selvadurai

Hardcover | October 19, 2000

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"Por he who knows not mathematics cannot know any other sciences; what is more, he cannot discover his own ignorance or find its proper remedies. " [Opus Majus] Roger Bacon (1214-1294) The material presented in these monographs is the outcome of the author's long-standing interest in the analytical modelling of problems in mechanics by appeal to the theory of partial differential equations. The impetus for writing these volumes was the opportunity to teach the subject matter to both undergraduate and graduate students in engineering at several universi­ ties. The approach is distinctly different to that wh ich would adopted should such a course be given to students in pure mathematics; in this sense, the teaching of partial differential equations within an engineering curriculum should be viewed in the broader perspective of "The Modelling 0/ Problems in Engineering" . An engineering student should be given the opportunity to appreciate how the various combination of balance laws, conservation equations, kinematic constraints, constitutive responses, thermodynamic re­ strictions, etc. , culminates in the development of a partial differential equa­ tion, or sets of partial differential equations, with potential for applications to engineering problems. This ability to distill all the diverse information about a physical or mechanical process into partial differential equations is a particular attraction of the subject area.
Title:Partial Differential Equations In Mechanics 1: Fundamentals, Laplace's Equation, Diffusion Equation…Format:HardcoverDimensions:596 pagesPublished:October 19, 2000Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540672834

ISBN - 13:9783540672838

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Table of Contents

1. Mathematical preliminaries.- 2. General concepts in partial differential equations.- 3. Partial differential equations of the first-order.- 4. Partial differential equations of the second-order.- 5. Laplace's equation.- 6. The diffusion equation.- 7. The wave equation.

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"The text is generally well written with exact statements of theorems, clear proofs, many applied or engineering examples, and physical derivations of PDE systems.Upper-division undergraduates through professionals."