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By J. N. Reddy

This textbook on continuum mechanics displays the fashionable view that scientists and engineers can be informed to imagine and paintings in multidisciplinary environments. A path on continuum mechanics introduces the elemental ideas of mechanics and prepares scholars for complicated classes in conventional and rising fields akin to biomechanics and nanomechanics. this article introduces the most thoughts of continuum mechanics easily with wealthy assisting examples yet doesn't compromise mathematically in offering the invariant shape in addition to part type of the fundamental equations and their purposes to difficulties in elasticity, fluid mechanics, and warmth move. The publication is perfect for complicated undergraduate and starting graduate scholars. The booklet positive factors: derivations of the elemental equations of mechanics in invariant (vector and tensor) shape and specializations of the governing equations to numerous coordinate structures; various illustrative examples; chapter-end summaries; and workout difficulties to check and expand the certainty of suggestions presented.

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