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Mathematics Applied to Continuum Mechanics

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By Lee A. Segel with additional material on elasticity by G. H. Handelman


2007 / xxiv+ 590 pages / Softcover / ISBN: 978-0-898716-20-7 / List Price $99.50 / SIAM Member Price $69.65 / Order Code CL52

This book focuses on the fundamental ideas of continuum mechanics by analyzing models of fluid flow and solid deformation and examining problems in elasticity, water waves, and extremum principles. Mathematics Applied to Continuum Mechanics gives an excellent overview of the subject, with an emphasis on clarity, explanation, and motivation. Extensive exercises and a valuable section containing hints and answers make this an excellent text for both classroom use and independent study.

This is an ideal text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of applied mathematics, science, and engineering.

About the Authors
Lee A. Segel (1932–2005) was the Henry and Bertha Benson Professor of Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He also served as Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, and Chairman of the Scientific Council. Professor Segel taught at institutions throughout the United States, most recently at the Santa Fe Institute.

G. H. Handelman is the Amos Eaton Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

ISBN: 9780898716207

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