General Introduction: About the Contents and Form of this Book

  • Gérard A. MauginEmail author
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 214)


This general introduction gives the motivation that led the author to write this book. It provides a general overview of the contents while justifying the peculiar choice of the various essays that reconstruct the history oriented examination of the most fundamental developments from the early eighteenth century to the dawn of the twentieth century. It also gives essential elements of a relevant bibliography concerning the main actors of our play.


Continuum Thermo-mechanics Cosserat Brothers Short Historical Perspective Gabrio Piola Joseph Boussinesq 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Jean Le Rond d’AlembertUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieParis Cedex 05France

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