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By William I. Newman

Continuum mechanics underlies many geological and geophysical phenomena, from earthquakes and faults to the fluid dynamics of the Earth. This interdisciplinary booklet offers geoscientists, physicists and utilized mathematicians with a class-tested, available assessment of continuum mechanics. ranging from thermodynamic ideas and geometrical insights, the publication surveys good, fluid and fuel dynamics. In later overview chapters, it explores new facets of the sphere rising from nonlinearity and dynamical complexity and gives a quick creation to computational modeling. easy, but rigorous, derivations are used to check the fundamental arithmetic. the writer emphasizes the complete third-dimensional geometries of real-world examples, allowing scholars to use this in deconstructing reliable earth and planet-related difficulties. challenge units and labored examples are supplied, making this a realistic source for graduate scholars in geophysics, planetary physics and geology and a important instrument for pro scientists looking a greater figuring out of the maths and physics inside Earth sciences.

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