Continuum Mechanics Through the Twentieth Century

A Concise Historical Perspective

  • Gerard A Maugin

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 196)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  15. Back Matter
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About this book


This overview of the development of continuum mechanics throughout the twentieth century is unique and ambitious. Utilizing a historical perspective, it combines an exposition on the technical progress made in the field and a marked interest in the role played by remarkable individuals and scientific schools and institutions on a rapidly evolving social background. It underlines the newly raised technical questions and their answers, and the ongoing reflections on the bases of continuum mechanics associated, or in competition, with other branches of the physical sciences, including thermodynamics. The emphasis is placed on the development of a more realistic modeling of deformable solids and the exploitation of new mathematical tools. The book presents a balanced appraisal of advances made in various parts of the world. The author contributes his technical expertise, personal recollections, and international experience to this general overview, which is very informative albeit concise.


Continuum Mechanics Deformable Solids History Continuum Mechanics Thermo-mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerard A Maugin
    • 1
  1. 1., Institut Jean Le Rond d'AlembertUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieParis Cedex 05France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6352-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6353-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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