The Non-Linear Field Theories of Mechanics

  • Clifford Truesdell
  • Walter Noll
  • Stuart S. Antman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIX
  2. C. Truesdell, W. Noll
    Pages 1-579
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 580-602

About this book


Non-Linear Field Theories of Mechanics has become a classic treatise in the field of continuum mechanics. Originally published nearly forty years ago, it probably has influenced practically all subsequent monographs on the subject. Its main parts are:

- The General Theory of Material Behavior

- Elasticity

- Fluidity

This third edition includes the corrections made by the late C. Truesdell in his personal copy. It is annotated by W. Noll and by S. Antman who describe the monograph’s genesis and the impact it has made on the modern development of mechanics. Originally published as Volume III/3 of the famous Encyclopedia of Physics in 1965, this book describes and summarizes "everything that was both known and worth knowing in the field at the time." It also greatly contributed to the unification and standardization of the concepts, terms and notations in the field.


Fluide, elastische und hyperelastische Materialien behavior continuum mechanics development elasticity fluidity, elastic materials, hyperelastic materials influence mechanics physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Clifford Truesdell
  • Walter Noll
    • 1
  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgUSA

Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart S. Antman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Institute of Physical Science and TechnologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05701-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-10388-3
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