© 1986

The Breadth and Depth of Continuum Mechanics

A Collection of Papers Dedicated to J.L. Ericksen on His Sixtieth Birthday

Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Dominic G. B. Edelen
    Pages 9-17
  3. Morton E. Gurtin
    Pages 147-175
  4. Michael Hayes
    Pages 247-285
  5. A. C. Pipkin
    Pages 287-303
  6. Piero Villaggio
    Pages 317-326
  7. R. D. James
    Pages 381-405
  8. A. E. Green, P. M. Naghdi
    Pages 407-431

About these proceedings


This volume collects papers dedicated to Jerry Ericksen on his sixtieth birthday, December 20, 1984. They first appeared in Volumes 82-90 (1983-1985) of the Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis. At the request of the Editors the list of authors to be invited was drawn up by C. M. Dafermos, D. D. Joseph, and F. M. Leslie. The breadth and depth of the works here reprinted reflect the corresponding qualities in Jerry Ericksen's research, teaching, scholarship, and inspiration. His interests and expertness center upon the mechanics of materials and extend to everything that may contribute to it: pure analysis, algebra, geometry, through all aspects of theoretical mechanics to fundamental experiment, all of these illumi­ nated by an intimate and deep familiarity with the sources, even very old ones. He is independent of school and contemptuous of party spirit; his generosity in giving away his ideas is renowned, but not everyone is capable of accepting what is offered. His writings are totally free of broad claims and attributions beyond his own study. Some are decisive, some are prophetic, and all are forthright. His work has served as a beacon of insight and simple honesty in an age of ever more trivial and corrupt science. The authors of the memoirs in this volume are his students, colleagues, admirers, and (above all) his friends.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Department of Aerospace Engineering and MechanicsUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Breadth and Depth of Continuum Mechanics
  • Book Subtitle A Collection of Papers Dedicated to J.L. Ericksen on His Sixtieth Birthday
  • Editors Constantine M. Dafermos
    Daniel D. Joseph
    Frank M. Leslie
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-16219-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-61634-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 778
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Reprinted from: Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis
  • Topics Solid Mechanics
    Classical Mechanics
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