Toupin’s Variational Principle for the Classical Theory

  • Raymond D. Mindlin
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 24)


The classical equations of equilibrium of elastic dielectrics may be derived in an illuminating form by means of a variational principle due to Toupin [5]. A linear version of the variational principle is described in this section.


Classical Equation Variational Principle Natural Boundary Condition Linear Version Dielectric Susceptibility 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond D. Mindlin
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  1. 1.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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