This book covers functional analysis and its applications to continuum mechanics.; The mathematical material is treated in a non-abstract manner and is fully illuminated by the underlying mechanical ideas.; The presentation is concise but complete, and is intended for specialists in continuum mechanics who wish to understand the mathematical underpinnings of the discipline.; Graduate students and researchers in mathematics, physics, and engineering will find this book useful.; Exercises and examples are included throughout with detailed solutions provided in the appendix.
This book started its life as a series of lectures given by the second author from the 1970’s onwards to students in their third and fourth years in the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics at Rostov State University. For these lectures there was also an audience of engineers and applied mechanicists who wished to understand the functional analysis used in contemporary research in their fields. These people were not so much interested in functional analysis itself as in its applications; they did not want to be told about functional analysis in its most abstract form, but wanted a guided tour through those parts of the analysis needed for their applications. The lecture notes evolved over the years as the first author started to make more formal typewritten versions incorporating new material. About 1990 the first author prepared an English version and submitted it to Kluwer Academic Publishers for inclusion in the series Solid Mechanics and its Applications. At that state the notes were divided into three long chapters covering linear and nonlinear analysis. As Series Editor, the third author started to edit them. The requirements of lecture notes and books are vastly different. A book has to be complete (in some sense), self contained, and able to be read without the help of an instructor.
The Calculus of Variations and Functional Analysis with Applications in Mechanics
Author: Leonid P. Lebedev
Publisher: World Scientific
Advanced Engineering Analysis: The Calculus of Variations and Functional Analysis with Applications in Mechanics Advanced Engineering Analysis is a textbook on modern engineering analysis, covering the calculus of variations, functional analysis, and control theory, as well as applications of these disciplines to mechanics. The book offers a brief and concise, yet complete explanation of essential theory and applications. It contains exercises with hints and solutions, ideal for self-study. Book jacket.
With Optimal Control and Applications in Mechanics
Author: L. P. Lebedev
Publisher: World Scientific
This volume is aimed at those who are concerned about Chinese medicine - how it works, what its current state is and, most important, how to make full use of it. The audience therefore includes clinicians who want to serve their patients better and patients who are eager to supplement their own conventional treatment. The authors of the book belong to three different fields, modern medicine, Chinese medicine and pharmacology. They provide information from their areas of expertise and concern, attempting to make it comprehensive for users. The approach is macroscopic and philosophical; readers convinced of the philosophy are to seek specific assistance.
Publications oriented to the interests of engineering scientists and graduate students on topics of functional analysis and its applications are rare - this book has been written to fill the gap in the literature. It provides a readable account of basic mathematic topics, with illustrative examples and chapters devoted to finite elements, variational principles of elasticity and plasticity, variational inequalities and elastic stability. The text is entirely self-contained and covers a wide range of topics and ideas, from elementary concepts to modern theories and applications, and includes numerous references. It is written for engineers, graduate students and researchers who need a general knowledge of modern mathematical methods in solid mechanics.
This book offers a systematic presentation of up-to-date material scattered throughout the literature from the methodology point of view. It reviews the basic theories and methods, with many interesting problems in partial and ordinary differential equations, differential geometry and mathematical physics as applications, and provides the necessary preparation for almost all important aspects in contemporary studies. All methods are illustrated by carefully chosen examples from mechanics, physics, engineering and geometry.