Stress and Deformation: A Handbook on Tensors in Geology

Hardcover | November 1, 1995

byGerhard Oertel

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Students of geology who may have only a modest background in mathematics need to become familiar with the theories of stress, strain, and other tensor quantities, so that they can follow, and apply to their own research, developments in modern, quantitative geology. This book, based on acourse taught by the author at UCLA, can provide the proper introduction. Included throughout the eight chapters are 136 complex problems, advancing from vector algebra in standard and subscript notations, to the mathematical description of finite strain and its compounding and decomposition.Fully worked solutions to the problems make up the largest part of the book. With their help, students can monitor their progress, and geologists will be able to utilize subscript and matrix notations and formulate and solve tensor problems on their own. The book can be successfully used by anyonewith some training in calculus and the rudiments of differential equations.

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Students of geology who may have only a modest background in mathematics need to become familiar with the theories of stress, strain, and other tensor quantities, so that they can follow, and apply to their own research, developments in modern, quantitative geology. This book, based on acourse taught by the author at UCLA, can provide...

Gerhard Oertel is at University of California, Los Angeles (Emeritus).
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.49 × 6.46 × 1.06 inPublished:November 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195095030

ISBN - 13:9780195095036

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Table of Contents

1. Vectors2. Fields3. Matter Tensors and Coordinate Transformations4. Stress5. Infinitesimal Strain and Rotation6. Finite Strain7. Effects of Stress8. Strain History and Polar Decomposition9. Summary of Formulae

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"This remarkable book, well written and organized, should have broad appeal for geoscientists. . . .What will impress readers is the clarity achieved in presenting difficult mathematical concepts. . . . This book is one of the best written on vector and tensor mathematics."--Journal ofGeoscience Education