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May 14 , 2010

Differential Geometry and Kinematics of Continua


This book provides definitions and mathematical derivations of fundamental relationships of tensor analysis encountered in nonlinear continuum mechanics and continuum physics, with a focus on finite deformation kinematics and classical differential geometry. Of particular interest are anholonomic aspects arising from a multiplicative decomposition of the deformation gradient into two terms, neither of which in isolation necessarily obeys the integrability conditions satisfied by the gradient of a smooth vector field. The concise format emphasizes clarity and ease of reference, and detailed step-by-step derivations of most analytical results are provided.

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  • Introduction
  • Geometric Fundamentals
  • Kinematics of Integrable Deformation
  • Geometry of Anholonomic Deformation
  • Kinematics of Anholonomic Deformation
  • List of Symbols
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Readership: Researchers in mathematical physics and engineering mechanics.

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