By P. Karasudhi (auth.)

This booklet has been written with reasons, as a textbook for engineering classes and as a reference booklet for engineers and scientists. The ebook is an final result of a number of lecture classes. those comprise lectures given to graduate scholars on the Asian Institute of know-how for numerous years, a direction on elasticity for collage of Tokyo graduate scholars within the spring of 1979, and classes on elasticity, viscoelasticity and ftnite deformation on the nationwide college of Singapore from may well to November 1985. In getting ready this e-book, I stored 3 ambitions in brain: ftrst, to supply sound primary wisdom of strong mechanics within the easiest language attainable; moment, to introduce powerful analytical and numerical answer equipment; and 3rd, to provoke on readers that the topic is gorgeous, and is on the market to these with just a ordinary mathematical history. that allows you to meet these ambitions, the ftrst bankruptcy of the ebook is a assessment of mathematical foundations meant for an individual whose heritage is an easy wisdom of differential calculus, scalars and vectors, and Newton's legislation of movement. Cartesian tensors are brought rigorously. From then on, simply Cartesian tensors within the indicial notation, with subscript as indices, are used to derive and characterize all theories.

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A1Y: + Azy: + ... 72) which is called the canonical form. A symmetric real matrix [oJ and its quadratic form as defined in Eqs. 71 are said to be positive definite if V> 0 for all real {xJ ¢ {OJ. If [oJ is positive defmite, then the tenns on the main diagonal of [oJ must all be positive; for if one, say 22 • were negative or zero, then V would be negative or zero when Xz is the only non-zero coordinate. This condition is insufficient ° Foundations of Solid Mechanics 16 to ensure the positive defmiteness.

9 (a) in which numbers 1, 2, 3 denote the coordinate axes. In Fig. 94) Xj =Zj-yj The equation of the plane passing through three points (ai, Uz, ~), ("(I' "(Z, "(3), which are not on the same straight line, has the fonn (13z, 13z, ~) and 21 Mathematical Foundations 3 (a) End of Xi on the straight line joining end of Yi with end of (b) Position vector Xi =Zi - Yi . Zi' Fig. 9 Equations of a straight line. 3 -F---~. Fig. 10 A plane passing through tenninal points of

8 By means of Gauss's divergence theorem show that Is nx(axx)dS =2aV, where V is the volume enclosed by the surface S having the outward unit normal n. The position vector to any point in V is x, and a is an arbitrary constant vector. Hint: Write the expression in indicial notation. 9 Find the tangent and normal vectors, and verify the Frenet-Serret formulas of the following space curves: (a) a plane circle defined by Xl acose, X2 =a sine, X] =b where a and b are constants while e varies. xz a sine, X3 be.