© 1985

The Mathematical Foundation of Structural Mechanics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Friedel Hartmann
    Pages 1-8
  3. Friedel Hartmann
    Pages 9-42
  4. Friedel Hartmann
    Pages 43-74
  5. Friedel Hartmann
    Pages 75-97
  6. Friedel Hartmann
    Pages 98-140
  7. Friedel Hartmann
    Pages 141-192
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    Pages 193-243
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    Pages 244-271
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    Pages 272-282
  11. Friedel Hartmann
    Pages 283-310
  12. Friedel Hartmann
    Pages 311-335
  13. Friedel Hartmann
    Pages 336-364
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 365-371

About this book


This book attempts to acquaint engineers who have mastered the essentials of structural mechanics with the mathematical foundation of their science, of structural mechanics of continua. The prerequisites are modest. A good working knowledge of calculus is sufficient. The intent is to develop a consistent and logical framework of theory which will provide a general understanding of how mathematics forms the basis of structural mechanics. Emphasis is placed on a systematic, unifying and rigorous treatment. Acknowledgements The author feels indebted to the engineers Prof. D. Gross, Prof. G. Mehlhorn and Prof. H. G. Schafer (TH Darmstadt) whose financial support allowed him to follow his inclinations and to study mathematics, to Prof. E. Klingbeil and Prof. W. Wendland (TH Darmstadt) for their unceasing effort to achieve the impossible, to teach an engineer mathematics, to the staff of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, for their generous hospitality in the academic year 1980-1981, to Prof. R. Szilard (Univ. of Dortmund) for the liberty he granted the author in his daily chores, to Mrs. Thompson (Univ. of Dortmund) and Prof. L. Kollar (Budapest/Univ. of Dortmund) for their help in the preparation of the final draft, to my young colleagues, Dipl.-Ing. S. Pickhardt, Dipl.-Ing. D. Ziesing and Dipl.-Ing. R. Zotemantel for many fruitful discussions, and to cando ing. P. Schopp and Frau Middeldorf for their help in the production of the manuscript. Dortmund, January 1985 Friedel Hartmann Contents Notations ........................................................... XII Introduction ........................................................ .


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of DortmundDortmund 50Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Mathematical Foundation of Structural Mechanics
  • Authors F. Hartmann
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-15002-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-82403-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-82401-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 371
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
    Civil Engineering
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