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Stress and Deformation: A Handbook on Tensors in Geology


By: Gerhard Oertel

292 pages, Figs

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | May 1996 | #48415 | ISBN: 0195095030
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Set of 136 progressively more complex problems for geology students.

"There is a uniquely useful aspect of Oertel's text that will ensure that most teachers of structural geology and geomechanics will want a copy and perhaps even make it required reading for their courses: the problems."--Eos
"The text is excellent for someone with a good math background who wishes to learn continuum mechanics in a rigorous manner or for someone who needs a refresher course. . . .The text is clearly written and concisely reviews matrices and tensors." --GSA Today
"This remarkable book, well written and organized, should have broad appeal for geoscientists. . . .What will impress readers is the clarity achieved in presenting difficult mathematical concepts. . . . This book is one of the best written on vector and tensor mathematics."--Journal of Geoscience Education


1. Vectors; 2. Fields; 3. Matter Tensors and Coordinate Transformations; 4. Stress; 5. Infinitesimal Strain and Rotation; 6. Finite Strain; 7. Effects of Stress; 8. Strain History and Polar Deomposition; 9. Summary of Formulae

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