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Continuum Mechanics of Electromagnetic Solids - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444703996, 9781483290102

Continuum Mechanics of Electromagnetic Solids, Volume 33

1st Edition

Editor: J. D. Achenbach
Author: G.A. Maugin
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444703996
eBook ISBN: 9781483290102
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 1st March 1988
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Table of Contents

  1. Essential Properties of Electromagnetic Solids. 2. Elements of Continuum Mechanics. 3. General Equations of Nonlinear Electromagnetic Continua. 4. Elastic Dielectrics and Piezoelectricity. 5. Elastic Conductors. 6. Elastic Ferromagnets. 7. Elastic Ionic Crystals, Ferroelectrics and Ceramics. Appendices. Index.


This volume is a rigorous cross-disciplinary theoretical treatment of electromechanical and magnetomechanical interactions in elastic solids. Using the modern style of continuum thermomechanics (but without excessive formalism) it starts from basic principles of mechanics and electromagnetism, and goes on to unify these two fields in a common framework. It treats linear and nonlinear static and dynamic problems in a variety of elastic solids such as piezoelectrics, electricity conductors, ferromagnets, ferroelectrics, ionic crystals and ceramics.

Chapters 1-3 are introductory, describing the essential properties of electromagnetic solids, the essentials of the thermomechanics of continua, and the general equations that govern the electrodynamics of nonlinear continua in the nonrelativistic framework (e.g. Maxwell's equations, the fundamental balance laws of continuum mechanics, basic thermodynamical inequalities for electromagnetic continua, jump relations for studying the propagation of shock waves, nonlinear constitutive equations for large classes of materials).

The remainder of the text presents in detail special cases, applications, solved problems, and more complex schemes of electromagnetic matter. Chapters 4 and 5 examine material schemes whose description relies on the above-mentioned equations. Chapters 6 and 7 are more advanced, reporting on recent progress in the field.

Suitable for graduate teaching, the volume will also be useful to research workers and engineers in the field of electromagnetomechanical interactions, and to those interested in the basic principles, mathematical developments and applications of electroelasticity and magnetoelasticity in a variety of solid materials, such as crystals, polycrystals, compounds and alloys.


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1st March 1988
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@qu:...a valuable relief for all people dealing with constitutive theory.
@source:Zentralblatt für Mathematik

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J. D. Achenbach

J. D. Achenbach

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G.A. Maugin

G.A. Maugin