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Physics of Continuous Matter, second edition

Benny Lautrup
Organization: University of Copenhagen
Department: The Niels Bohr Institute
URL: http://www.lautrup.nbi.dk
Book information

Publisher: CRC Press (Boca Raton, FL)
Copyright year: 2011
ISBN: 9781420077001
Medium: Hardcover
Pages: 684
Out of print?: N
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Fluids at Rest | Solids at Rest | Fluids in Motion | Balance and Conservation

This edition includes three new chapters on elasticity of slender rods, energy, and entropy. It also offers more margin drawings and photographs and improved images of simulations. Along with reorganizing much of the material, the author has revised many of the physics arguments and mathematical presentations to improve clarity and consistency. The collection of problems at the end of each chapter has been expanded as well. These problems further develop the physical and mathematical concepts presented.

With worked examples throughout, this book clearly illustrates both qualitative and quantitative physics reasoning. It emphasizes the importance in understanding the physical principles behind equations and the conditions underlying approximations. A companion website provides a host of ancillary materials, including software programs, color figures, and additional problems.

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Geophysics, Astrophysics, Static Elasticity, Fluid Dynamics