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Similarity and Symmetry Methods

Applications in Elasticity and Mechanics of Materials

  • Jean-François Ganghoffer
  • Ivaïlo Mladenov

Part of the Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics book series (LNACM, volume 73)

About this book


The principle aim of the book is to present a self-contained, modern account of similarity and symmetry methods, which are important mathematical tools for both physicists, engineers and applied mathematicians. The idea is to provide a balanced presentation of the mathematical techniques and applications of symmetry methods in mathematics, physics and engineering.

That is why it includes recent developments and many examples in finding systematically conservation laws, local and nonlocal symmetries for ordinary and partial differential equations.

The role of continuous symmetries in classical and quantum field theories is exposed at a technical level accessible even for non specialists. The importance of symmetries in continuum mechanics and mechanics of materials is highlighted through recent developments, such as the construction of constitutive models for various materials combining Lie symmetries with experimental data.

As a whole this book is a unique collection of contributions from experts in the field, including specialists in the mathematical treatment of symmetries, researchers using symmetries from a fundamental, applied or numerical viewpoint.

The book is a fascinating overview of symmetry methods aimed for graduate students in physics, mathematics and engineering, as well as researchers either willing to enter in the field or to capture recent developments and applications of symmetry methods in different scientific fields.


Conservation Laws Constitutive Modeling and Symmetries Continuous Symmetries Geometric Mechanics LagrangianMechanics, Field Theories and Symmetries Similarity Methods Solution Methods for ODE’s and PDE’s

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-François Ganghoffer
    • 1
  • Ivaïlo Mladenov
    • 2
  1. 1.LEMTA—Université de LorraineVandoeuvreFrance
  2. 2.Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical EngineeringBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Similarity and Symmetry Methods
  • Book Subtitle Applications in Elasticity and Mechanics of Materials
  • Editors Jean-François Ganghoffer
    Ivaïlo Mladenov
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect.Notes in Applied (formerly:Lect.Notes Appl.Mechan.)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-08295-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37851-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-08296-7
  • Series ISSN 1613-7736
  • Series E-ISSN 1860-0816
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 376
  • Number of Illustrations 27 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Solid Mechanics
    Classical Mechanics
    Computational Science and Engineering
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