Rheology pp 1-27 | Cite as

Sketch for a History of Constitutive Relations

  • C. Truesdell


The preliminary program listed as title for this lecture “History of Rheology”. That title made the job too easy, because there is no task so easy as an impossible one. For example, nobody can dispute the claim that all rigid bodies found in nature direct themselves straight toward Venus, since no rigid bodies are found in nature.


Constitutive Relation Inertial Frame Deborah Number Simple Material Infinitesimal Strain 


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  • C. Truesdell
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  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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