HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Elasticity by Robert Williams Soutas-Little
Loading...

Elasticity (1973)

by Robert Williams Soutas-Little

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
5None1,436,638NoneNone
ME (1) ZZZ (1)

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

According to the author, elasticity may be viewed in many ways. For some, it is a dusty, classical subject . . . to others it is the paradise of mathematics." But, he concludes, the subject of elasticity is really "an entity itself," a unified subject deserving comprehensive treatment. He gives elasticity that full treatment in this valuable and instructive text. In his preface, Soutas-Little offers a brief survey of the development of the theory of elasticity, the major mathematical formulation of which was developed in the 19th century after the first concept was proposed by Robert Hooke in 1678. The theory was further refined in the 20th century as a means of solving the equations presented earlier. The book is divided into three major sections. The first section presents a review of mathematical notation and continuum mechanics, covering vectors and tensors, kinematics, stress, basic equations of continuum mechanics, and linear elasticity. The second section, on two-dimensional elasticity, treats the general theory of plane elasticity, problems in Cartesian coordinates, problems in polar coordinates, complex variable solutions, finite difference and finite element methods, and energy theorems and variational techniques. Section three discusses three-dimensional problems, and is devoted to Saint Venant torsion and bending theory, the Navier equation and the Galerkin vector, and the Papkovich-Neuber solution. Numerous illustrative figures and tables appear throughout the book, and valuable reference material is provided in the appendices on eigenfunction analysis, trigonometric functions, Fourier transforms, inverse transforms, complex variable formulae, Hankel transforms, and Bessel and Legendre functions. Instructors will find this an ideal text for a two-course sequence in elasticity; they can also use it as a basic introduction to the subject by selecting appropriate sections of each part.… (more)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio

Popular covers

Rating

Average: No ratings.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 120,657,841 books! | Top bar: Always visible