Variational Methods in Nonconservative Phenomena, Volume 182

1st Edition

Authors: B. Vujanovic S. Jones
Hardcover ISBN: 9780127284507
eBook ISBN: 9780080926421
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th March 1989
Page Count: 371
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Table of Contents

A Brief Account of the Variational Principles of Classical Holonomic Dynamics. Variational Principles and Lagrangians. Conservation Laws. A Study of the Motion of Conservative and Nonconservative Dynamical Systems by Means of Field Theory. Variational Principles with Vanishing Parameters and Their Applications. Applications of Gauss' Principle of Least Constraint to Nonconservative Phenomena. Index.


This book provides a comprehensive survey of analytic and approximate solutions of problems of applied mechanics, with particular emphasis on nonconservative phenomena. Include


Researchers and graduate students in theoretical and applied mechanics, applied mathematicians, and physicists.


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About the Authors

B. Vujanovic Author

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Novi Sad

S. Jones Author

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Alabama