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Description - Mathematics Applied to Continuum Mechanics by Lee A. Segel

Focuses on the fundamental ideas of continuum mechanics by analyzing models of fluid flow and solid deformation and examining problems in elasticity, water waves, and extremum principles. It provides an overview of the subject, with an emphasis on clarity, explanation, and motivation. Extensive exercises and a valuable section containing hints and answers make this an excellent text for both classroom use and independent study.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780898716207
ISBN-10: 0898716209
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Pages: 613
Imprint: Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics,U.S.
Publisher: Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics,U.S.
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lee A. Segel

Lee A. Segel (1932-2005) was the Henry and Bertha Benson Professor of Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He also served as Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, and Chairman of the Scientific Council. Professor Segel taught at institutions throughout the United States, most recently at the Santa Fe Institute. G. H. Handelman is the Amos Eaton Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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