Variational Methods in Nonconservative Phenomena

Variational Methods in Nonconservative Phenomena

1st Edition - March 28, 1989

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  • Authors: B. Vujanovic, S. Jones
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080926421

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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.

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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 371
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1989
  • Published: March 28, 1989
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080926421

About the Authors

B. Vujanovic

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Novi Sad

S. Jones

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Alabama

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