The Rational Spirit in Modern Continuum Mechanics

Essays and Papers Dedicated to the Memory of Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III

  • Chi-Sing Man
  • Roger L. Fosdick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliv
  2. Bernard D. Coleman
    Pages 1-13
  3. James Serrin
    Pages 31-38
  4. Michele Buonsanti, Gianni Royer-Carfagni
    Pages 87-100
  5. Giovanni Buratti, Yongzhong Huo, Ingo Müller
    Pages 101-112
  6. Gianfranco Capriz, Paolo Maria Mariano
    Pages 127-140
  7. Donald E. Carlson, Eliot Fried, Daniel A. Tortorelli
    Pages 141-149
  8. Elena Cherkaev, Andrej Cherkaev
    Pages 169-196
  9. F. Dellľisola, G. Sciarra, R. C. Batra
    Pages 243-264

About this book


Through his voluminous and in?uential writings, editorial activities, organi- tional leadership, intellectual acumen, and strong sense of history, Clifford - brose Truesdell III (1919–2000) was the main architect for the renaissance of - tional continuum mechanics since the middle of the twentieth century. The present collection of 42 essays and research papers pays tribute to this man of mathematics, science, and natural philosophy as well as to his legacy. The ?rst ?ve essays by B. D. Coleman, E. Giusti, W. Noll, J. Serrin, and D. Speiser were texts of addresses given by their authors at the Meeting in memory of Clifford Truesdell, which was held in Pisa in November 2000. In these essays the reader will ?nd personal reminiscences of Clifford Truesdell the man and of some of his activities as scientist, author, editor, historian of exact sciences, and principal founding member of the Society for Natural Philosophy. The bulk of the collection comprises 37 research papers which bear witness to the Truesdellian legacy. These papers cover a wide range of topics; what ties them together is the rational spirit. Clifford Truesdell, in his address upon receipt of a Birkhoff Prize in 1978, put the essence of modern continuum mechanics succinctly as “conceptual analysis, analysis not in the sense of the technical term but in the root meaning: logical criticism, dissection, and creative scrutiny.


continuum mechanics crystal deformation elasticity materials science thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Chi-Sing Man
    • 1
  • Roger L. Fosdick
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1828-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2308-8
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