Theoretical Mechanics

MATH 53500


MATH 26600 and 35100 or 51100, or consent of the instructor


Continuum mechanics deals with the analysis of the motion of materials modeled as a continuous mass rather than as discrete particles. Applications of continuum mechanics are ubiquitous in science and engineering, and are getting more and more popular in medicine too. The goal of this course is to study the basic principles of continuum mechanics for deformable bodies, including conservation laws and constitutive equations, while discussing the mathematical challenges in solving these equations analytically and/or numerically.