New PDF release: Continuum Mechanics Through the Eighteenth and Nineteenth

By Gérard A. Maugin

Conceived as a sequence of roughly independent essays, the current publication seriously exposes the preliminary advancements of continuum thermo-mechanics in a put up Newtonian interval extending from the inventive works of the Bernoullis to the 1st global conflict, i.e., approximately in the course of first the “Age of cause” and subsequent the “Birth of the trendy world”. The emphasis is rightly put on the unique contributions from the “Continental” scientists (the Bernoulli kin, Euler, d’Alembert, Lagrange, Cauchy, Piola, Duhamel, Neumann, Clebsch, Kirchhoff, Helmholtz, Saint-Venant, Boussinesq, the Cosserat brothers, Caratheodory) in pageant with their British friends (Green, Kelvin, Stokes, Maxwell, Rayleigh, Love,..). It underlines the most breakthroughs in addition to the secondary ones. It highlights the function of scientists who left crucial prints during this heritage of clinical principles. The e-book exhibits how the bold advancements that blossomed within the 20th century (and perused in a prior publication of the writer within the related Springer sequence: “Continuum Mechanics throughout the 20th Century”, Springer 2013) came upon wealthy compost within the confident foundational achievements of the eighteenth and 19th centuries. The pre-WWI state of affairs is definitely summarized via a radical research of treatises (Appell, Hellinger) released at the moment. English translations via the writer of most crucial texts in French or German are given to the good thing about the readers.

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