978-81-8487-514-0 Publication Year: 2016
Pages: 618 Binding: Hard Back
About the book
VARIATIONAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING presents the material in an easy-to-understand style. As variational methods are of great importance to aerospace, civil and mechanical engineers, the emphasis is on the applications to engineering, but the mathematics that serves as the foundation is also given its due importance. Copious footnotes, some of which are written in a lighter vein, and a large number of illustrative examples are a feature of the book.
Preface / Introduction / Differential Calculus and Calculus of Variations / More About Variational Calculus / Fundamentals: A Revisit / Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics / Applications to Solid Mechanics / Illustrative Examples / Direct Variational Methods / Appendixe / Index.