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continuum mechanics

Context

Physics

physics, mathematical physics, philosophy of physics

Surveys, textbooks and lecture notes


theory (physics), model (physics)

experiment, measurement, computable physics

Contents

Idea

Continuum mechanics refers to the physics/mechanics of continuous bodies such as notably fluids?. As opposed to the mechanics of point particles (to which it is of course related by various limiting processes).

References

For standard references see

The axiomatization of continuum mechanics internal to toposes has led William Lawvere to the introduction of synthetic differential geometry

  • William Lawvere, Toposes of laws of motion , transcript of a talk in Montreal, Sept. 1997 (pdf)

and to the notion of cohesion

For more on this see also the collecgtion

Revised on August 29, 2014 10:15:30 by Urs Schreiber (185.37.147.12)