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Variational Principles of Continuum Mechanics with Engineering Applications : Introduction to Optimal Design Theory - V. Komkov

Variational Principles of Continuum Mechanics with Engineering Applications

Introduction to Optimal Design Theory

By: V. Komkov

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Published: 31st December 1987
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Approach your problems from the right end It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is and begin with the answers. Then one day, that they can't see the problem. perhaps you will find the final question. G. K. Chesterton. The Scandal of Father 'The Hermit Clad in Crane Feathers' in R. Brown 'The point of a Pin'. van Gulik's The Chinese Maze Murders. Growing specialization and diversification have brought a host of monographs and textbooks on increasingly specialized topics. However, the "tree" of knowledge of mathematics and related fields does not grow only by putting forth new branches. It also happens, quite often in fact, that branches which were thought to be completely disparate are suddenly seen to be related. Further, the kind and level of sophistication of mathematics applied in various sciences has changed drastically in recent years: measure theory is used (non- trivially) in regional and theoretical economics; algebraic geometry interacts with physics; the Minkowsky lemma, coding theory and the structure of water meet one another in packing and covering theory; quantum fields, crystal defects and mathematical programming profit from homotopy theory; Lie algebras are relevant to filtering; and prediction and electrical engineering can use Stein spaces. And in addition to this there are such new emerging subdisciplines as "experimental mathematics", "CFD", "completely integrable systems", "chaos, synergetics and large-scale order", which are almost impossible to fit into the existing classification schemes. They draw upon widely different sections of mathematics.

1 / Changes of Coordinates and Variation of the Coefficients.- 2 / Group Theoretic Methods with Applications to Continuum Mechanics and Noether's Theory.- 3 / Symmetry and Invariance.- 4 / Symmetry and Duality.- 5 / Design Optimization.- 6 / Some Comments on Properties of the Sensitivity Function.- Appendix A.- Appendix B.

ISBN: 9789027726391
ISBN-10: 9027726396
Series: MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS (KLUWER ) : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 31st December 1987
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 1.29