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By James G. Simmonds

ISBN-10: 038794088X

ISBN-13: 9780387940885

This re-creation is meant for 3rd and fourth 12 months undergraduates in Engineering, Physics, arithmetic, and the technologies, and will function a springboard for extra paintings in Continuum Mechanics or normal Relativity. ranging from a easy wisdom of calculus and matrix algebra, including basic rules from mechanics and geometry, the textual content progressively develops the instruments for formulating and manipulating the sector equations of Continuum Mechanics. the maths of tensor research is brought in well-separated phases: the idea that of a tensor as an operator; the illustration of a tensor when it comes to its Cartesian elements; the parts of a tensor relative to a common foundation, tensor notation, and eventually, tensor calculus. The actual interpretation and alertness of vectors and tensors are under pressure all through. although concise, the textual content is written in an off-the-cuff, non-intimidating sort improved by means of worked-out difficulties and a significant number of routines. the hot variation contains extra routines, in particular on the finish of bankruptcy IV. in addition, the writer has appended a bit on Differential Geometry, the basic mathematical software within the learn of the 2-dimensional structural shells and four-dimensional normal relativity.

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