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Classical Modern Tensor Calculus/Continuum Mech Textbook

  1. Oct 23, 2016 #1
    Hi,

    I'm looking for a modern, colourful, illustrative introductory textbook to work through on tensor calculus/continuum mechanics. I'd like one with lots of physical examples, exercises, summaries, etc. I'd like an emphasis on engineering.

    Something in the mould of Frank White's Fluid Mechanics or Çengel & Boles Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach. I really love these textbooks and seem to learn much more efficiently from textbooks of this style.

    My focus is on fluid mechanics, so there are certain areas of continuum mechanics that are more important than others (I suppose continuum kinematics is more relevant than elasticity?).

    Thanks :)
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2016 #2
    Both of the following books are very readable...

    Introduction to Tensor Analysis and the Calculus of Moving Surfaces by Grinfield
    Principles of Continuum Mechanics by Narasimhan
     
  4. Oct 24, 2016 #3

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