By Danilo Capecchi, Giuseppe Ruta
This booklet examines the theoretical foundations underpinning the sector of power of materials/theory of elasticity, starting from the origins of the trendy concept of elasticity. whereas the focal point is at the advances made inside Italy in the course of the 19th century, those achievements are framed in the total eu context. The very important contributions of Italian mathematicians, mathematical physicists and engineers in appreciate of the speculation of elasticity, continuum mechanics, structural mechanics, the primary of least paintings and graphical equipment in engineering are rigorously defined and mentioned. The e-book represents a piece of old examine that essentially contains unique contributions and summaries of labor released in journals. it's directed at these graduates in engineering, but additionally in structure, who desire to in achieving a extra international and important view of the self-discipline and also will be beneficial for all students of the background of mechanics.
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