Differential Geometry offers a concise introduction to some basic notions of modern differential geometry and their applications to solid mechanics and physics. Concepts such as manifolds, groups, fibre bundles and groupoids are first introduced within a purely topological framework. They are shown to be relevant to the description of spacetime, configuration spaces of mechanical systems, symmetries in general, microstructure and local and distant symmetries of the constitutive response of continuous media. Once these ideas have been grasped at the topological level, the differential structure needed for the description of physical fields is introduced in terms of differentiable manifolds and principal frame bundles. These mathematical concepts are then illustrated with examples from continuum kinematics, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, Cauchy fluxes and dislocation theory. This book will be useful for researchers and graduate students in science and engineering.
About Marcelo Epstein
Marcelo Epstein is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he has held the title of University Professor of Rational Mechanics. A Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics and a recipient of the CANCAM award, he has published extensively in the field of the foundations and applications of continuum mechanics. He is the author or coauthor of four books on various aspects of applied differential geometry, continuum mechanics and biomechanics.Details Book
Author  :  Marcelo Epstein 
Publisher  :  Springer International Publishing AG 
Data Published  :  03 July 2014 
ISBN  :  3319069195 
EAN  :  9783319069197 
Format Book  :  PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT 
Number of Pages  :  139 pages 
Age +  :  15 years 
Language  :  English 
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