By Philippe G. Ciarlet

This monograph offers the elemental theorems of differential geometry in 3-dimensional area, together with an intensive insurance of floor thought. via a sequence of rigorously chosen and consultant mathematical versions this monograph additionally explains at size how those theorems are utilized in third-dimensional elasticity and in shell thought. The presentation is largely selfcontained, with a good emphasis on pedagogy. specifically, no "a priori" wisdom of differential geometry or of elasticity conception is thought, the single necessities are a cheap wisdom of simple research, useful research, and a few acquaintance with traditional and partial differential equations.

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