Journal of Elasticity

, Volume 107, Issue 2, pp 125–130 | Cite as

A Comment on the Formation of Objective Response Functions



The well-known method for obtaining objective response functions in continuum mechanics, due to W. Noll, is reviewed and an objection to its logic, raised by R.S. Rivlin and G.F. Smith, is evaluated.


Invariance requirements Objectivity conditions Finite elasticity Continuum mechanics 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials ScienceRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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