An Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
- Morton Gurtin, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
This book presents an introduction to the classical theories of continuum mechanics; in particular, to the theories of ideal, compressible, and viscous fluids, and to the linear and nonlinear theories of elasticity. These theories are important, not only because they are applicable to a majority of the problems in continuum mechanics arising in practice, but because they form a solid base upon which one can readily construct more complex theories of material behavior. Further, although attention is limited to the classical theories, the treatment is modern with a major emphasis on foundations and structure
First year graduate students studying mathematics, engineering, or physics.