Category Archives: Mechanics

Theoretical Aerodynamics

A classic in its field, Professor Milne-Thomson’s university text and reference book has long been one of the basic works. This is the complete reprinting of the revised (1966) edition which brings the subject up to date, including a complete … Continue reading

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Partial Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics

Unusually accessible introduction to equations fundamental to investigation of waves, heat conduction, hydrodynamics, other physical problems. Derivation of fundamental equations, Riemann’s method, equation of heat conduction, theory of integral equations, Green’s function, much more. Only knowledge of elementary analysis needed. … Continue reading

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Solved Problems in Classical Mechanics: Analytical and Numerical Solutions with Comments

Apart from an introductory chapter giving a brief summary of Newtonian and Lagrangian mechanics, this book consists entirely of questions and solutions on topics in classical mechanics that will be encountered in undergraduate and graduate courses. These include one-, two-, … Continue reading

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Finite Element Methods and Their Applications (Scientific Computation)

Introduce every concept in the simplest setting and to maintain a level of treatment that is as rigorous as possible without being unnecessarily abstract. Contains unique recent developments of various finite elements such as nonconforming, mixed, discontinuous, characteristic, and adaptive … Continue reading

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Concise Chemical Thermodynamics, Third Edition

The first two editions of Concise Chemical Thermodynamics proved to be a very popular introduction to a subject many undergraduate students perceive to be difficult due to the underlying mathematics. With its concise explanations and clear examples, the text has … Continue reading

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Controllability of Partial Differential Equations Governed by Multiplicative Controls (Lecture Notes in Mathematics)

The goal of this monograph is to address the issue of the global controllability of partial differential equations in the context of multiplicative (or bilinear) controls, which enter the model equations as coefficients. The mathematical models we examine include the … Continue reading

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Fracture and Fatigue Emanating from Stress Concentrators

A vast majority of failures emanate from stress concentrators such as geometrical discontinuities. The role of stress concentration was first highlighted by Inglis (1912) who gives a stress concentration factor for an elliptical defect, and later by Neuber (1936). With … Continue reading

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Convective and Advective Heat Transfer in Geological Systems (Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics)

This monograph aims to provide state-of-the-art theoretical results in a systematic treatment of convective and advective heat transfer during fluid flow in geological systems at the crustal scale. Although some numerical results are provided to complement theoretical ones, the main … Continue reading

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Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursters (Lecture Notes in Physics)

Written by an international team of experts, this set of tutorial reviews provides a coherent and accessible summary of the current state of supernova research in all of its facets. The newly detected gamma-ray bursts are discussed in this context. … Continue reading

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Advanced Magnetohydrodynamics: With Applications to Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas

Following on from the companion volume Principles of Magnetohydrodynamics, this textbook analyzes the applications of plasma physics to thermonuclear fusion and plasma astrophysics from the single viewpoint of MHD. This approach turns out to be ever more powerful when applied … Continue reading

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