History of Virtual Work Laws

A History of Mechanics Prospective

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ISBN: 978-88-470-2055-9 (Print) 978-88-470-2056-6 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

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    Pages 1-13

    Introduction

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    Pages 15-32

    Logic status of virtual work laws

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    Pages 33-61

    Greek origins

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    Pages 63-89

    Arabic and Latin science of weights

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    Pages 91-133

    Italian Renaissance statics

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    Pages 135-155

    Torricelli’s principle

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    Pages 157-194

    European statics during the XVI and XVII centuries

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    Pages 195-215

    The principle of virtual velocities

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    Pages 217-236

    The Jesuit school of the XVIII century

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    Pages 237-279

    Lagrange’s contribution

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    Pages 281-297

    Lazare Carnot’s mechanics of collision

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    Pages 299-315

    The debate in Italy

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    Pages 317-334

    The debate at the École polytechnique

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    Pages 335-351

    Poinsot’s criticism

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    Pages 353-360

    Complementary virtual work laws

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    Pages 361-373

    The treatises of mechanics

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    Pages 375-393

    Virtual work laws and continuum mechanics

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    Pages 395-403

    Thermodynamical approach

  20. Back Matter

    Pages 405-492