Variational Methods in Mechanics

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Oxford University Press, 1992 - Fiction - 244 pages
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The recent success and popularity of the finite-element method, crucial to solving mathematical problems in many branches of engineering today, is based on the variational methods discussed in this textbook. The author, Toshio Mura, is a distinguished engineer and applied mathematician who brings to the work a highly pragmatic approach designed to facilitate teaching the subject, which is essential for all materials science and mechanical and civil engineering students. In addition to all basic topics, the authors cover state-of-the-art research findings, such as those involving composite materials.

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Toshio Mura is Walter Murphy Professor of Civil Engineering, Northwestern University. A pioneer of micromechanics, he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics.
Tatsuhito Koya is Post Doctor, Department of Civil Engineering, Northwestern University.

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