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The Resource Continuum Mechanics through the Ages - From the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century : From Hydraulics to Plasticity, by Gérard A. Maugin, (electronic book)

Continuum Mechanics through the Ages - From the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century : From Hydraulics to Plasticity, by Gérard A. Maugin, (electronic book)

Label
Continuum Mechanics through the Ages - From the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century : From Hydraulics to Plasticity
Title
Continuum Mechanics through the Ages - From the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century
Title remainder
From Hydraulics to Plasticity
Statement of responsibility
by Gérard A. Maugin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mixing scientific, historic and socio-economic vision, this unique book complements two previously published volumes on the history of continuum mechanics from this distinguished author. In this volume, Gérard A. Maugin looks at the period from the renaissance to the twentieth century and he includes an appraisal of the ever enduring competition between molecular and continuum modelling views. Chapters trace early works in hydraulics and fluid mechanics not covered in the other volumes and the author investigates experimental approaches, essentially before the introduction of a true concept of stress tensor. The treatment of such topics as the viscoelasticity of solids and plasticity, fracture theory, and the role of geometry as a cornerstone of the field, are all explored. Readers will find a kind of socio-historical appraisal of the seminal contributions by our direct masters in the second half of the twentieth century. The analysis of the teaching and research texts by Duhem, Poincaré and Hilbert on continuum mechanics is key: these provide the most valuable documentary basis on which a revival of continuum mechanics and its formalization were offered in the late twentieth century. Altogether, the three volumes offer a generous conspectus of the developments of continuum mechanics between the sixteenth century and the dawn of the twenty-first century. Mechanical engineers, applied mathematicians and physicists alike will all be interested in this work which appeals to all curious scientists for whom continuum mechanics as a vividly evolving science still has its own mysteries
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1944-
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Maugin, G. A.
Dewey number
620.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Image bit depth
0
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • TA405
  • QA808.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Solid Mechanics and Its Applications,
Series volume
223
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Engineering
  • History
  • Mathematical models
  • Field theory (Physics)
  • Continuum mechanics
  • Materials science
  • Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials
  • Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics
  • Classical Continuum Physics
  • Materials Science, general
  • History of Science
Label
Continuum Mechanics through the Ages - From the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century : From Hydraulics to Plasticity, by Gérard A. Maugin, (electronic book)
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1 Particles/Molecules vs Continuum: the Never-Ending Debate -- 2 Hydraulics: The Importance of Observations and Experiments -- 3 On Porous Media and Mixtures -- 4 Viscosity, Fast Flows and the Science of Flight -- 5 Duhem on Hydrodynamics and Elasticity -- 6 Poincaré and Hilbert on Continuum Mechanics -- 7 Viscoelasticity of Solids (Old and New) -- 8 Plasticity over 150 Years (1864-2014) -- 9 Fracture: To Crack or not to Crack. That is the Question. 10 Geometry and Continuum Mechanics -- 11 The Masters of Modern Continuum Mechanics -- 12 Epilogue -- Index
Control code
SPR932170391
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 306 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319265933
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-26593-3
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Continuum Mechanics through the Ages - From the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century : From Hydraulics to Plasticity, by Gérard A. Maugin, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1 Particles/Molecules vs Continuum: the Never-Ending Debate -- 2 Hydraulics: The Importance of Observations and Experiments -- 3 On Porous Media and Mixtures -- 4 Viscosity, Fast Flows and the Science of Flight -- 5 Duhem on Hydrodynamics and Elasticity -- 6 Poincaré and Hilbert on Continuum Mechanics -- 7 Viscoelasticity of Solids (Old and New) -- 8 Plasticity over 150 Years (1864-2014) -- 9 Fracture: To Crack or not to Crack. That is the Question. 10 Geometry and Continuum Mechanics -- 11 The Masters of Modern Continuum Mechanics -- 12 Epilogue -- Index
Control code
SPR932170391
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 306 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319265933
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-26593-3
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote

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