Written for students, engineers, and applied mathematicians, this book provides comprehensive coverage of various mathematical tools needed for solving complex problems in the field of mechanics. Applications of mathematical and numerical methods for modeling comprehensive mechanical-technical practical problems are presented. Topics covered include bifurcation, continuum mechanics, finite elements, and optimization. This book is also available as an e-book (ISBN 978-3-540-69279-9).
MATLAB is used to solve numerous end-of-chapter exercises. In addition, a supplemental set of MATLAB M-files is available for download.