By J. N. Reddy

This textbook on continuum mechanics displays the trendy view that scientists and engineers will be expert to imagine and paintings in multidisciplinary environments. The booklet is perfect for complex undergraduate and starting graduate scholars. The ebook 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; a variety of illustrative examples; chapter-end summaries; and workout difficulties to check and expand the certainty of ideas provided.

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2006). Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 9th ed. Wiley. Sokolnikoff, I. S. and Redheffer, R. M. (1966). Mathematics of Physics and Modern Engineering, McGraw-Hill. Thomas, G. B. and Finney, R. L. (1979). Calculus and Analytic Geometry, Addison-Wesley. 1. Prove the Green’s theorem: [u∇ 2 v − v∇ 2 u]dV = V [u∇v − v∇u] · ndS. 2. If a is a constant vector, show that a · dx = 0, C a × dx = 0. 3. Transform the surface integrals I= (n × ∇) · udS, I= S (n × ∇) × udS S into volume integrals and evaluate them.

2. If a is a constant vector, show that a · dx = 0, C a × dx = 0. 3. Transform the surface integrals I= (n × ∇) · udS, I= S (n × ∇) × udS S into volume integrals and evaluate them. 4. Obtain the differential equations for the vector function φ and the scalar ψ inside an arbitrary volume if the surface integrals n × (r φ)da = 0, S n · (rψ)da = 0, S where r = (xi xi )1/2 and r = x. 5. In the torsion of shafts, the St. Venant warping function φ satisfies the Laplace equation in a simply connected 2D domain D in the x, y plane, representing the cross-section of the shaft and the boundary conditions, n · ∇φ = k · n × r, where n is the unit normal to the boundary, r = xi + y j, and k is the unit vector perpendicular to the plane.

2). 13) where the constant of proportionality k is found from g 1 · g 1 = 1 = kg 1 · g 2 × g 3 . 14) As the scalar product or triple product of three vectors is invariant with respect to the permutations of the vectors, we find that the constant k, given by k = (g 1 · g 2 × g 3 )−1 , is invariant if we permute the integers in Eq. 13). 2. Base vectors and reciprocal base vectors. Using the Cartesian representation of g i in Eq. , k = 1/L. 17) g = det[gi j ] = det[g i · g j ] = |Lik L jk| = L2 . 19) and 1 g1 = √ g2 × g3, g 1 g2 = √ g3 × g1, g 1 g3 = √ g1 × g2.