By J. Tinsley Oden
A smooth method of mathematical modeling, that includes distinct purposes from the sphere of mechanics
An creation to Mathematical Modeling: A path in Mechanics is designed to survey the mathematical versions that shape the principles of contemporary technology and accommodates examples that illustrate how the main winning versions come up from easy rules in sleek and classical mathematical physics. Written by means of an international authority on mathematical concept and computational mechanics, the publication provides an account of continuum mechanics, electromagnetic box thought, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics for readers with diversified backgrounds in engineering, desktop technology, arithmetic, and physics.
The writer streamlines a complete figuring out of the subject in 3 in actual fact equipped sections:
Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics introduces kinematics in addition to strength and pressure in deformable our bodies; mass and momentum; stability of linear and angular momentum; conservation of strength; and constitutive equations
Electromagnetic box conception and Quantum Mechanics includes a short account of electromagnetic wave conception and Maxwell's equations in addition to an introductory account of quantum mechanics with comparable subject matters together with ab initio equipment and Spin and Pauli's principles
Statistical Mechanics offers an advent to statistical mechanics of structures in thermodynamic equilibrium in addition to continuum mechanics, quantum mechanics, and molecular dynamics
Each a part of the ebook concludes with workout units that permit readers to check their figuring out of the awarded fabric. Key theorems and basic equations are highlighted all through, and an intensive bibliography outlines assets for additional study.
Extensively class-tested to make sure an obtainable presentation, An creation to Mathematical Modeling is a wonderful e-book for classes on introductory mathematical modeling and statistical mechanics on the upper-undergraduate and graduate degrees. The booklet additionally serves as a precious reference for pros operating within the parts of modeling and simulation, physics, and computational engineering.
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6 Example: 2D Laplace equation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Linear defect error corr ection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Problem description and Galerkin method . . . . . . . . .. 2 Defect correction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Adjoint error corr ect ion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Numeric al results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 4 Nonlinear adjoint error corr ect ion.
An introduction to mathematical modeling : a course in mechanics by J. Tinsley Oden