By René Dugas
"A outstanding paintings with a purpose to stay a rfile of the 1st rank for the historian of mechanics." — Louis de Broglie
In this masterful synthesis and summation of the technological know-how of mechanics, Rene Dugas, a number one pupil and educator on the famed Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, bargains with the evolution of the rules of common mechanics chronologically from their earliest roots in antiquity in the course of the center a while to the innovative advancements in relativistic mechanics, wave and quantum mechanics of the early twentieth century.
The current quantity is split into 5 components: the 1st treats of the pioneers within the examine of mechanics, from its beginnings as much as and together with the 16th century; the second one part discusses the formation of classical mechanics, together with the significantly inventive and influential paintings of Galileo, Huygens and Newton. The 3rd half is dedicated to the eighteenth century, during which the association of mechanics unearths its climax within the achievements of Euler, d'Alembert and Lagrange. The fourth half is dedicated to classical mechanics after Lagrange. partly 5, the writer undertakes the relativistic revolutions in quantum and wave mechanics.
Writing with nice readability and sweep of imaginative and prescient, M. Dugas follows heavily the guidelines of the nice innovators and the texts in their writings. the result's an incredibly exact and goal account, in particular thorough in its bills of mechanics in antiquity and the center a while, and the real contributions of Jordanus of Nemore, Jean Buridan, Albert of Saxony, Nicole Oresme, Leonardo da Vinci, and lots of different key figures.
Erudite, accomplished, replete with penetrating insights, A History of Mechanics is an surprisingly skillful and wide-ranging examine that belongs within the library of a person drawn to the heritage of science.
By S. P. Strelkov
By Anil Rao
Dynamics of debris and inflexible our bodies: a scientific technique is meant for undergraduate classes in dynamics. This paintings is a special combination of conceptual, theoretical, and useful elements of dynamics quite often now not present in dynamics books on the undergraduate point. particularly, during this ebook the strategies are constructed in a hugely rigorous demeanour and are utilized to examples utilizing a step by step technique that's thoroughly in line with the idea. additionally, for readability, the notation used to increase the idea is the same to that used to unravel instance difficulties. the results of this strategy is scholar is ready to see in actual fact the relationship among the speculation and the appliance of thought to instance difficulties. whereas the fabric isn't new, teachers and their scholars will delight in the hugely pedagogical technique that aids within the mastery and retention of innovations. The strategy utilized in this booklet teaches a scholar to strengthen a scientific method of problem-solving. The paintings is supported by means of a good variety of examples and bolstered via quite a few difficulties for pupil answer. An Instructor's suggestions handbook is obtainable.
By H.G. Natke
By L. Kachanov
Smooth engineering fabrics subjected to adverse mechanical and environmental stipulations reduce in power as a result of the accumulation of microstructural alterations. for instance, contemplating harm in metals we will point out creep harm, ductile plastic harm, embrittlement of steels and fatigue harm. to correctly estimate the price of wear and tear whilst designing trustworthy constructions it is vital to formulate the wear and tear phenomenon when it comes to mechanics. Then it really is attainable to examine numerous engineering difficulties utilizing analytical and computational ideas. over the past 20 years the elemental ideas of continuum harm mechanics have been formulated and a few precise difficulties have been solved. Many clinical papers have been released and a number of other meetings on harm mechanics came about. Now continuum harm mechanics is quickly constructing department of fracture mechanics. This e-book is among the first one at the topic; it features a sys tematic description of the fundamental features of wear mechanics and a few of its functions. normally, a theoretical description of wear and tear could be really compli cated. The experiments during this box are tricky (especially less than multiax ial tension and non-proportional loading). for this reason, experimental information, typically, are scarce. choice of features and constants, which play a job within the complicated editions of the speculation, from to be had experimental facts is usually virtually very unlikely. ix L.M. Kachanov the issues of wear mechanics are in general engineering ones. accordingly, the writer attempts to prevent superfluous mathematical formalism. a few extra info of the book's topic are available within the checklist of con tents.
By C. Abegg, H. Bippes, F. P. Bertolotti (auth.), Wolfgang Nitsche, Hans-Joachim Heinemann, Reinhard Hilbig (eds.)
This quantity includes the papers of the eleventh Symposium of the AG STAB (German Aerospace Aerodynamics Association). during this organization these scientists and engineers from universities, research-establishments and are concerned, who're doing examine and undertaking paintings in numerical and experimental fluid mechanics and aerodynamics for aerospace and different functions. a few of the contributions are giving effects from the "Luftfahrtforschungsprogramm der Bundesregierung (German Aeronautical examine Programme). a few of the papers document on paintings backed via the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG, which additionally was once offered on the symposium. the quantity provides a vast evaluation over the continuing paintings during this box in Germany.
By Chao-cheng Wang
By Jure Radnić, Domagoj Matešan, Alen Harapin (auth.), Andreas Öchsner, Lucas F. M. da Silva, Holm Altenbach (eds.)
This selection of contemporary actions offers researchers and scientists with the newest tendencies in characterization and advancements of composed fabrics and buildings. the following, the expression ‘composed fabrics’ exhibits a much wider diversity than the expression ‘composite fabric’ that is time and again constrained to classical fibre strengthened plastics. the assumption of composed buildings and fabrics is to hitch diversified parts as a way to receive in overall larger homes than one of many unmarried ingredients grants. during this assortment, popular specialists current their study on composed fabrics resembling cloth composites, sandwich plates, hole sphere buildings, strengthened concrete in addition to classical fibre bolstered materials.
By Peter Gummert
,,(...) Vor allem auch aufgrund der systematisch gegliederten Darstellung sowie der klar formulierten Aussagen kann dieses Buch allen Studenten, Naturwissenschaftlern und Ingenieuren sehr empfohlen werden, die sich in die Grundlagenwissenschaft 'Mechanik' einarbeiten wollen und/oder die diese als ein wertvolles software zum Lösen technischer Probleme benötigen."VDI-Z 18/1986