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By Peter Hertel

This small book at the homes of always disbursed topic covers an important box. It units out the governing ideas of continuum physics and illustrates them by way of conscientiously selected examples. those examples contain structural mechanics and elasticity, fluid media, electrical energy and optics, thermoelectricity, fluctuation phenomena and extra, from Archimedes' precept through Brownian movement to white dwarfs. Metamaterials, trend formation via reaction-diffusion and floor plasmon polaritons are handled in addition to classical subject matters equivalent to Stokes' formulation, beam bending and buckling, crystal optics and electro- and magnetooptic results, dielectric waveguides, Ohm's legislation, floor acoustic waves, to say simply some.


The set of stability equations for content material, circulate and creation of debris, mass, cost, momentum, strength and entropy is augmented via fabric, or constitutive equations. They describe whole sessions of fabrics, such as viscid fluids and gases, elastic media, dielectrics or electric conductors. We talk about the reaction of subject to quickly oscillating exterior parameters, specifically the electrical box energy of sunshine, within the framework of statistical thermodynamics.< An appendix on fields and a word list around off this bird's-eye view on continuum physics.


Students of physics, engineering and comparable fields will enjoy the transparent presentation of worked examples and the diversity of answer tools, together with numerical recommendations. academics or complex scholars could benefit from the unified view on a considerable a part of physics. it could actually support them to embed their learn box conceptually inside of a much broader context.

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