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ISBN 978-3-642-29499-0

Published September 2012 by Springer-Verlag.

A bird's eye view on the mechanical, thermal, and optical properties of continuously distributed matter.

  1. Balance Equations
  2. Material Equations
  3. Linear Response Theory
  4. Examples

Chapters 1 to 3, the first half of the book, present a systematic theoretical foundation. The second half is made up of examples, short articles which illustrate most aspects of what has been explained before.

See the Table of Contents and the Preface.