Mechanical Systems, Classical Models

Volume II: Mechanics of Discrete and Continuous Systems

  • Petre P. Teodorescu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Petre P. Teodorescu
    Pages 1-77
  3. Petre P. Teodorescu
    Pages 79-128
  4. Petre P. Teodorescu
    Pages 129-192
  5. Petre P. Teodorescu
    Pages 193-278
  6. Petre P. Teodorescu
    Pages 279-380
  7. Petre P. Teodorescu
    Pages 459-532
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 533-564

About this book


This second volume of Mechanical Systems, Classical Models, deals with the dynamics of systems consisting of discrete particles as well as continuous systems. While differences between these models are highlighted, the generality of the proofs and corresponding computations yields results that are expressed in a common form for both discrete and continuous systems. The author explains in detail all important aspects of the science of mechanics, regarded as a natural science, and shows how they are useful in understanding important natural phenomena and solving problems of interest in applied and engineering sciences. A large variety of problems are analyzed, from the traditional to more recent ones, such as the dynamics of rigid solids with variable mass. Professor Teodorescu has spent more that fifty years as a Professor of Mechanics at the University of Bucharest and this book relies on the extensive literature on the subject as well as the author's original contributions.

Audience: students and researchers in applied mathematics, physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering.


applied mathematics deformable systems dynamics dynamics of mechanical systems engineering mechanics non-deformable systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Petre P. Teodorescu
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of MathematicsUniversity of Bucharest023984 Bucuresti 20Romania

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