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By William I. Newman

Continuum mechanics underlies many geological and geophysical phenomena, from earthquakes and faults to the fluid dynamics of the Earth. This interdisciplinary ebook offers geoscientists, physicists and utilized mathematicians with a class-tested, obtainable assessment of continuum mechanics. ranging from thermodynamic ideas and geometrical insights, the e-book surveys strong, fluid and fuel dynamics. In later overview chapters, it explores new elements of the sector rising from nonlinearity and dynamical complexity and gives a short advent to computational modeling. uncomplicated, but rigorous, derivations are used to check the basic arithmetic. the writer emphasizes the entire three-d geometries of real-world examples, permitting scholars to use this in deconstructing stable earth and planet-related difficulties. challenge units and labored examples are supplied, making this a realistic source for graduate scholars in geophysics, planetary physics and geology and a precious instrument for pro scientists looking a greater realizing of the maths and physics inside Earth sciences.

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