By J. Tinsley Oden
A smooth method of mathematical modeling, that includes specific purposes from the sphere of mechanics
An creation to Mathematical Modeling: A path in Mechanics is designed to survey the mathematical versions that shape the rules of recent technology and contains examples that illustrate how the main winning types come up from uncomplicated ideas in smooth and classical mathematical physics. Written through a global authority on mathematical conception and computational mechanics, the booklet offers an account of continuum mechanics, electromagnetic box idea, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics for readers with diversified backgrounds in engineering, computing device technological know-how, arithmetic, and physics.
The writer streamlines a complete realizing of the subject in 3 basically equipped sections:
Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics introduces kinematics in addition to strength and rigidity in deformable our bodies; mass and momentum; stability of linear and angular momentum; conservation of strength; and constitutive equations
Electromagnetic box conception and Quantum Mechanics incorporates a short account of electromagnetic wave conception and Maxwell's equations in addition to an introductory account of quantum mechanics with similar themes together with ab initio equipment and Spin and Pauli's principles
Statistical Mechanics offers an creation to statistical mechanics of structures in thermodynamic equilibrium in addition to continuum mechanics, quantum mechanics, and molecular dynamics
Each a part of the ebook concludes with workout units that let readers to check their realizing of the provided fabric. Key theorems and primary equations are highlighted all through, and an intensive bibliography outlines assets for additional study.
Extensively class-tested to make sure an available presentation, An advent to Mathematical Modeling is a superb publication for classes on introductory mathematical modeling and statistical mechanics on the upper-undergraduate and graduate degrees. The booklet additionally serves as a worthwhile reference for pros operating within the parts of modeling and simulation, physics, and computational engineering.
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An introduction to mathematical modeling : a course in mechanics by J. Tinsley Oden