Item description for Partial Differential Equations in Mechanics 2 by A.P.S. Selvadurai...
This two-volume work mainly addresses undergraduate and gra- duate students in the engineering sciences and applied ma- thematics. Hence it focuses on partial differential equati- ons with a strong emphasis on illustrating important appli- cations in mechanics. The presentation considers the general derivation of partial differential equations and the formu- lation of consistent boundary and initial conditions requi- red to develop well-posed mathematical statements of pro- blems in mechanics. The worked examples within the text and problem sets at the end of each chapter highlight enginee- ring applications. The mathematical developments include a complete discussion of uniqueness theorems and, where rele- vant, a discussion of maximum and miniumum principles. The primary aim of these volumes is to guide the student to pose and model engineering problems, in a mathematically correct manner, within the context of the theory of partial differential equations in mechanics.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 7.9" Height: 1.7" Weight: 2.95 lbs.
Release Date Nov 27, 2000
ISBN 3540672842 ISBN13 9783540672845
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Joe Walker in Jackson, MS Jul 12, 2002
I bought this text book because I was trying to solve the biharmonic equation for the bending of thin plates or slabs using the separation of variables technique. What I found in Section 8.11.13 on page 339 is exactly what I was looking for. I liked Partial Diffential Equations in Mechanics 2 so well that I also ordered Partial Differential Equations in Mechanics 1 as well. I like it equally well. I have not examined other sections as thoroughly as Section 8.11 in PDE Mechanics 2. But I can tell you that this is an excellent reference to have if you plan on solving PDEs.
I have also bought the following titles in reference to the bending of thin plates or slabs:
1. Handbook of Structural Engineering by CHEN ISBN 0-8493-2674-5 2. Advanced Mechanics of Materials ISBN 0-471-55157-0 3. Partial Differential Equations in Mechanics 1 ISBN 3-540-67283-4 4. Mechanics of Structures Variational and Computational Methods ISBN 0-8493-4435-2 5. Engineering Solid Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications ISBN 0-8493-1607-3 6. Continuum Mechanics for Engineers ISBN 0-8493-1855-6 7. Reinforced Concrete Slabs ISBN 0-471-34850-3 8. Shaum's Outline Fourier Analysis with Applications to Boundary Value Problems ISBN 0-07-060219-0