|Course:||MATH 710D [catalog #3862] Continuum Mechanics|
|Time/Place:||MW 1:00pm–2:15pm, ACIV 010|
|Instructor:||Dr. Rouben Rostamian|
|Office hours:||MW 3:00–4:00 and by appointment|
This paper gives wrong solutions to trivial problems. The basic error, however, is not new.
Clifford A. Truesdell in Mathematical Reviews, 12,561a
[Halmos and I] share a philosophy about linear algebra: we think basis-free, we write basis-free, but when the chips are down we close the office door and compute with matrices like fury.
Irving Kaplansky in Paul Halmos: Celebrating 50 Years of Mathematics
Continuum mechanics is the study of the relationship between forces and deformations in continuous media. The subject encompasses fluid mechanics, gas dynamics, linear and nonlinear elasticity, viscoelasticity and many other types of material behavior.
This course in continuum mechanics intended for graduate students of mathematics.
Topics in viscometric flows, elastic waves and gas dynamics will be added as time permits.
The subject will be developed starting from first principles. Prerequisites are:
There are are no exams in this course. Your work will be evaluated solely based on your performance on homework assignments. I will assign homework problems as we go along. You may work together on studying and solving problems, however I expect that you will write your solutions on your own. See The Official UMBC Honors Code below.
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