Statics : including hydrostatics and the elements of the theory of elasticity [EBook] / Horace Lamb.
Statics : including hydrostatics and the elements of the theory of elasticity [EBook] / Horace Lamb.
Sir Horace Lamb (18491934) the British mathematician, wrote a number of influential works in classical physics. A pupil of Stokes and Clerk Maxwell, he taught for ten years as the first professor of mathematics at the University of Adelaide before returning to Britain to take up the post of profess...
Personal Name(s):  Lamb, Horace, (author) 

Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2009

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (xii, 357 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9780511694257 9781108005319 
Series Title: 
Cambridge library collection. Mathematics

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Sir Horace Lamb (18491934) the British mathematician, wrote a number of influential works in classical physics. A pupil of Stokes and Clerk Maxwell, he taught for ten years as the first professor of mathematics at the University of Adelaide before returning to Britain to take up the post of professor of physics at the Victoria University of Manchester (where he had first studied mathematics at Owens College). As a teacher and writer his stated aim was clarity: 'somehow to make these dry bones live'. His Statics was first published in 1912, and the third edition, offered here, in 1928. It was intended as a textbook for students with some knowledge of mechanics, and deals mainly with twodimensional problems: examples are provided at the end of each section. 