HISTORY OF VIRTUAL WORK LAWS : a history of mechanics prospective. (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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HISTORY OF VIRTUAL WORK LAWS : a history of mechanics prospective.

Publisher: [Place of publication not identified], SPRINGER, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The modern formulations of the principle of virtual work are only a particular form of them.The book begins with the first documented formulations of laws of virtual work in the IV century BC in  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: DANILO CAPECCHI
ISBN: 8847039142 9788847039148
OCLC Number: 980431468
Contents: Logic status of virtual work laws.- Greek origins.- Arabic and Latin science of weights.- Italian Renaissance statics.- Torricelli's principle.- European statics during the XVI and XVII centuries.- The principle of virtual velocities.- The Jesuit school of the XVIII century.- Lagrange's contribution.- Lazare Carnot's mechanics of collision.- The debate in Italy.- The debate at the Ecole polytechnique.- Poinsot's criticism.- The treatises of mechanics.- Virtual work laws and continuum mechanics.- Thermodynamical approach.


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