continuum mechanics



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


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 collection

Revised on March 10, 2015 20:14:02 by Urs Schreiber (