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Stress and Deformation: A Handbook on Tensors in Geology

Gerhard Oertel


Students of geology who may have only a modest background in mathematics need to become familiar with the theories of stress, strain, and other tensor quantities, so that they can follow, and apply to their own research, developments in modern, quantitative geology. This book, based on a course taught by the author at UCLA, can provide the proper introduction. Included throughout the eight chapters are 136 complex problems, advancing from vector algebra in standard and subscript notations, to the mathematical description of finite strain and its compounding and decomposition. Fully worked so ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780195095036
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195095036.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerhard Oertel, author