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Nonsmooth Mechanics and Convex Optimization (Paperback)
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Nonsmooth Mechanics and Convex Optimization (Paperback)

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Paperback 445 Pages / Published: 29/03/2017
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"This book concerns matter that is intrinsically difficult: convex optimization, complementarity and duality, nonsmooth analysis, linear and nonlinear programming, etc. The author has skillfully introduced these and many more concepts, and woven them into a seamless whole by retaining an easy and consistent style throughout. The book is not all theory: There are many real-life applications in structural engineering, cable networks, frictional contact problems, and plasticity... I recommend it to any reader who desires a modern, authoritative account of nonsmooth mechanics and convex optimization."

- Prof. Graham M.L. Gladwell, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

"... reads very well-the structure is good, the language and style are clear and fluent, and the material is rendered accessible by a careful presentation that contains many concrete examples. The range of applications, particularly to problems in mechanics, is admirable and a valuable complement to theoretical and computational investigations that are at the forefront of the areas concerned."

- Prof. B. Daya Reddy, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Director of Centre for Research in Computational and Applied Mechanics, University of Cape Town, South Africa

"Many materials and structures (e.g., cable networks, membrane) involved in practical engineering applications have complex responses that cannot be described by smooth constitutive relations. ... The author shows how these difficult problems can be tackled in the framework of convex analysis by arranging the carefully chosen materials in an elegant way. Most of the contents of the book are from the original contributions of the author. They are both mathematically rigorous and readable. This book is a must-read for anyone who intends to get an authoritative and state-of-art description for the analysis of nonsmooth mechanics problems with theory and tools from convex analysis."

- Prof. Xu Guo, State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Dalian University of Technology

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138072787
Number of pages: 445
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm


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"The text is rather self-contained with a clear structure, the material is presented nicely which makes it accessible to young researchers, the style is fluent and the examples are carefully selected. The monograph confirms the existence of strong interaction between mechanics and applied mathematics. It will certainly acquire an important position in everybody's Mechanics and Applied Mathematics library."
Mathematical Reviews, 2012

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