Date of Original Version

1-2009

Type

Conference Proceeding

Abstract or Table of Contents

Stress is not a primitive concept; it is based on the concept of force, which can be described by a basic mathematical structure and then is connected to real situations by constitutive laws, laws which may be internal or external. To deal with force one first has to describe what is meant by a physical system.

Comments

This is the content of a lecture given at the SIAM meeting in Philadelphia in May 2008.

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