By J. N. Reddy

ISBN-10: 0511480369

ISBN-13: 9780511480362

ISBN-10: 0521870445

ISBN-13: 9780521870443

This textbook on continuum mechanics displays the fashionable view that scientists and engineers might be informed to imagine and paintings in multidisciplinary environments. The publication is perfect for complicated undergraduate and starting graduate scholars. The e-book positive factors: derivations of the elemental equations of mechanics in invariant (vector and tensor) shape and specializations of the governing equations to numerous coordinate platforms; various illustrative examples; chapter-end summaries; and workout difficulties to check and expand the knowledge of options offered.

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In following discussion, we shall consider a three-dimensional space, and the extensions to n dimensions will be evident. In a three-dimensional space, a set of no more than three linearly independent vectors can be found. Let us choose any set and denote it as e1 , e2 , e3 . This set is called a basis. We can represent any vector in threedimensional space as a linear combination of the basis vectors A = A1 e1 + A2 e2 + A3 e3 . 9. Components of a vector. 9. 5 Summation Convention The equations governing a continuous medium contains, especially in three dimensions, long expressions with many additive terms.

3) A= 3 5 7. 2 4 3 9 6 −2 1 −1 9 0 The transposes of A and B are 5 T A = −2 1 8 7 6 2 4 3 −1 9, 0 3 −1 BT = 2 4 −6 9 3 6 . 5 −2 7 1 The following basic properties of a transpose should be noted: 1. (AT )T = A. 2. (A + B)T = AT + BT . A square matrix A of real numbers is said to be symmetric if AT = A. It is said to be skew symmetric if AT = −A. In terms of the elements of A, these definitions imply that A is symmetric if and only if ai j = a ji , and it is skew symmetric if and only if ai j = −a ji .

7) This form is called the nonion form of a dyadic. 7) illustrates that a dyad in three-dimensional space has nine independent components in general, each component associated with a certain dyad pair. The components are thus said to be ordered. 8) = eˆ 2 [ ] = φ21 φ22 φ23 and [ ] eˆ 2 . φ31 φ32 φ33 eˆ 3 eˆ 3 This representation is simpler than Eq. 7), but it is taken to mean the same. The unit dyad is defined as I = eˆ i eˆ i . 9) 10:34 P1: JzG Chapter02 CUFX197-Reddy 978 0 521 87044 3 October 3, 2007 44 Vectors and Tensors It is clear that the unit second-order tensor is symmetric.

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